Eleanor Holmes Norton “Wadgate” Mystery Deepens
A spokesman for Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton—topical right now for tweeting that Mitt Romney "shot his wad" in last night's debate, then deleting it—has gotten back to me, but his answers only created a whole new set of questions.
First of all, no, Norton's congressional spokesman Scott McCrary doesn't know precisely what Norton meant when she said Romney "shot his wad." But he does have an explanation for why that tweet, and a slew of others, got the ax.
"They belonged on her campaign Twitter account," says McCrary. With Norton's permission, McCrary deleted the tweets this morning, because, he says, pro-Obama tweets didn't belong on an official congressional Twitter account, @eleanornorton.
But does that campaign Twitter account even exist? Norton's campaign website points to her "Congressional" account, and McCrary said he didn't know what the username for the campaign account was.
That explains the deletions, sort of, but what about the repeated misspelling of Barack Obama as "Oboma"? McCrary, alas, is ignorant of Norton's tweeting setup. "I don't know where she was last night," he says.
Norton herself explained her rowdy style on Twitter last night, blaming it on "cheering & tweeting at the same time." That explanation, though, was deleted about 30 minutes ago.
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