Update (3:55 p.m. EDT): The state Department confirmed via email that Clinton did send the texts and that she met with Smith and Lambe for some laughs -- or rather, lolz.
It is very hard to believe that Hillary Clinton texted "nice selfie" to the guy who runs Texts From Hillary, but in fact she did, and she finds the whole site hilarious. The week-old Tumblr posted on Tuesday that it had received its first text from the secretary of state herself: "sup Adam nice selfie Stace :-)" she (or a staffer acquainted with Internet-ese) apparently wrote, followed by "ROFL @ ur Tumblr! g2g -- Scrunchie time. ttyl?" (We had to go look up "selfie" — it means self portrait) Seriously, though, who would believe the Secretary of State actually took the time to write that? But then Adam Smith, who runs the Tumblr along with Stacy Lambe, posted on Twitter that he'd met Clinton, and that she'd signed a print-out of the post she supposedly created, writing "thanks for the many lolz":
Still, you obviously can't believe everything you see on Twitter, so we reached out to the State Department to see if they could confirm the secretary had actually texted Smith.
State hasn't responded, but the handwriting looks legit. Lonestar Autographs sells signed copies of Clinton's books, with pictures. This a note she signed on a copy of her 2003 book, Living HIstory: