Nancy Pelosi changes Twitter name, loses ‘Speaker’

One of the modern day dynamics of the House Speaker transition between Nancy Pelosi and John Boehner is the handing over of something much more far-reaching than the Speaker’s gavel: the “Speaker” handle on Twitter.

Late Tuesday evening, hours before the Wednesday kick-off of the 112th Congress, Rep. Pelosi dutifully ceded the use of @SpeakerPelosi in exchange for @NancyPelosi. Meanwhile, @JohnBoehner remains to be actively used by the entering Speaker (he also used @GOPLeader, but that account has been handed over to Majority Leader-elect Eric Cantor), while @SpeakerBoehner appears to be locked for eventual use by the Ohio congressman became the Ohio congressman’s active account Wednesday morning.

Pelosi, tweeting about the shift in Twitter handle, celebrated the occasion by declaring the two character shortening a victory for “RTers” (retweeters, or someone who copies another’s tweet to their own feed):

“I’m now @NancyPelosi – 2 characters shorter than @SpeakerPelosi. RTers rejoice!”

“RTers” won’t be the only ones rejoicing. Twitter users wishing to send a message directly to the Minority Leader-elect now have two more characters to use.

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  • author

    Only when the headlines read that NANCY PIGLOSI IS DEAD will I have anything to rejoice.
    This pig is an embarrasment to the human race and the American People.

  • votersofny

    Dumber and dumber. That’s what this twit gets, dumber and dumber as each day goes by. She’s the queen of dumb. Check http://dumbestpolitician.com , she’s running away with it.

    Everytime I see Pelosi’s name in the news, I wonder if I am the crazy one. I wonder how on earth did this twit get to be speaker of the house. I wonder how stupid the rest of the Democraps must be to put her there. It really is very scary that we have such stupid people running this country. Obozo, Pelosi, Reid, Frank, Rangel, Waters, Boxer, Franken, Kerry, Burris, Schumer, Paterson; the list just goes on and on.

    • hampton

      I bet Carl Paladino was your guy, eh? *snicker*

  • erick1740

    Just change it to “dumb Bitch”

  • rannan3

    ONLY when her sign-on says ” retired ” can the country ‘rejoice’ !

  • kitkat

    Losing her gavel is a wonderful thing, and losing her private taxpayer paid party jet is pure joy. Now, Boener & the Republicans have their probation perid. Show us what you’ve got cause we’re watching you VERY closely. (Sorry about the spelling of Boener, should’ve looked up the spelling!)

    • kitkat

      Sorry, again. I meant probation period. Must not be quite awake yet. Off I go for another cup of coffee.

  • dollar10E6

    She could have changed it to Talker Nancy Pelosi or just plain Twit.

    • theprofessor

      How about “blinkieblinkie”?

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  • ladylove

    wow 2 whole characters shorter, now that is something to brag about.

    poor thing, wish I could feel sorry for her, but I just can’t.

    I was hoping that when it came time to turn over her infamous gavel, she would put up a fight, that would have been fun to watch,

    but it appears, and I say it appears she is giving up wimpering all the way.

    and she still does not understand, she did it to herself.

    WE THE PEOPLE, love this GREAT NATION, and we do not like how she has worked to help bring it down.

    I will be glad when she is elected out of office and just goes away, far, far away.

    and I am a registered democrat.

    • author

      You poor thing. Come on over to the other side of the field. Really, republicans won’t bite. We’ll even shake your hand and treat you with respect.

      • ladylove

        thank you

        they all already do,