Dispatch June 2009

The 30 Washington Insiders You Should Follow on Twitter


16 – 20 of 30


Mike Memoli
Blogger, Real Clear Politics

Obsessions: Robert Gibbs, White House press conferences, NY Yankees

Typical Tweets:

Last Palin pt: She did well talking about gas line, should have cut off there, not answer Letterman stuff. But mama grizzly ...

Walking out WH, crowd of young kids ask me if I've met POTUS. Then grab my hand cause they want to touch hand that shook his. Cute

No coincidence that Gibbs, Axe, etc not traveling with POTUS, staying in DC. With SCOTUS pick, uber critical to win the early spin war

Follow at: http://twitter.com/mikememoli


Markos Moulitsas
Founder, Daily Kos

Obsessions: The GOP, local elections, re-Tweeting

Typical Tweets:

Cons think Twitter is their savior. I think Twitter is merely fun.

I can't wait for Franken to win again. His first three victories seemed somewhat lacking...

With some luck, we'll go next week without another right-wing terrorist attack.

Follow at: http://twitter.com/markosm


Mike Mullen
Chair, The Joint Chiefs of Staff

Obsessions: Veterans, war strategy, military affairs

Typical Tweets:

We will be smarter now in Afghanistan and more successful, in my view, not in spite of Iraq, but because of it.

I am troubled by the effects of PTS and TBI, these signature wounds of modern war, and the stigma that surrounds them. We must do better.

Testified to Senate Appropriations today. Stressed readiness against a wide array of threats. Must be able to win all wars, big and small.

Follow at: http://twitter.com/thejointstaff


Bill Nelson
Senator from Florida (Democrat)

Obsessions: The Everglades, the stimulus bill, alternative energy

Typical Tweets:

I can't believe some Florida lawmakers might actually be serious about allowing oil drilling within ten miles offshore.

White House tells me the president will fly all nine remaining shuttle missions - even if it means flying the shuttle an extra year.

Whoa, Arlen Specter is switching to Democratic Party after three decades in GOP

Follow at: http://twitter.com/senbillnelson


Karl Rove
Former Adviser to President Bush

Obsessions: Defending Bush administration, presidential trivia, his forthcoming book

Typical Tweets:

If Obama signs into law a "public option" as part of health-care reform we won't be able to undo the damage.

F&F [Fox and Friends] topic: Cheney "favorable" rating up 8% since leaving office according to CNN poll.

“Which U.S. President used to start his day at 5:00 AM with a 2 hour piano practice?”

Follow at: http://twitter.com/KarlRove

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