Today, amid continuous protests, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak announced in his rather divisive speech that he would not run for reelection in the fall. Twitter immediately switched from calls for Mubarak's ouster to celebratory reactions to his announcement as well as conerns about when, exactly, he would leave. The following is a sampling of the serious and lighthearted Twitter sentiments surrounding Mubarak's decision leave Egypt's presidential office to someone else.
ABC's Christian Amanpour notes protesters aren't satisfied with "next fall." They want Mubarak out immediately.
After Mubarak's speech, crowd in #Cairo chanting go, go ,go, leave.
CNBC's John Carney looks at what might be next for Egypt.
Prediction: Mubarak's pledge to leave "next year" could inspire a coup. http://bit.ly/gCyR2G
The Daily's Hunter Walker comments on Mubarak insistence on remaining in Egypt.
Hosni Mubarak is like the Brett Favre of Mid-Eastern strongmen
@delrayser offered some Palin-inspired advice for the protested president.
"Hi, Mr. Mubarak. It's Sarah Palin. How it works is that once you decide you're not running again, you immediately resign."
An exchange between the mayor of Prospect Park and a New York non-profit employee exemplifies the effect Egypt's turmoil is having on Arabs in the US.
Human Rights activist Sarah Abdallah points out that if Mubarak were adhering to the wants of his citizens, he would leave now.
@Weddady, a Mauritian activist, thinks Mubarak shouldn't push his luck.
Mubarak's ego, arrogance might potentially cost him his life. so far he was getting a very good deal. might not end well for him #Jan25
Talking Points Memo's Josh Marshall jokes about the initial plan for Mubarak's speech.
After dramatic statement, Mubarak had planned to jump into Liberation Square mosh pit, but security convinced him not to
The fake Mubarak Twitter account answers everyone's question about what he will do between now and the next election.
Read between the lines: I will steal as much as I can in the few months I have left as president. #Egypt
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