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Pat McCrory's Twitter account gets weird

Posted by on Mon, Dec 7, 2015 at 12:25 PM

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Usually, Pat McCrory's official Twitter account is reserved for fluff like this:


On Saturday, though, it got weird. The governor, embroiled in what's likely to be a tight race with Democratic Attorney General Roy Cooper and dogged by allegations of crony capitalism over state prison contracts, used his Twitter feed to complain. 


Naturally, the Twittersphere, a bastion of independent, intelligent thought, well-written screeds and non-profanity-laced tirades, responded. 

This:



And this:


And, yes, a little hostility.


Politics NC's Thomas Mills took the opportunity to lampoon the governor's Twitter complaints Monday. "He managed to use 'me' or 'I' three times in a single 120 character tweet, so he’s clearly more focused on himself than anything else," Mills wrote. 

Indeed, Twitter can be a treacherous place for politicians when they venture outside of discussing the 12-0 Carolina Panthers. 

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