Trying to find creativity in congressional offices is often like trying to find a piña colada in Death Valley. But one surprising member of Congress has become a minor celebrity—if only for a few days.
Rep. John Dingell, who represents Michigan's 12th District, is 88 years old. He isn't the oldest member of Congress—that honor goes to outgoing Rep. Ralph Hall, who is 91—but Dingell is the longest-serving member. Ever.
It's well worth taking five minutes to scroll through Dingell's Twitter feed. Among his tweets you'll find a Photoshopped image of Dingell parodying Lebron James's recent Sports Illustrated story. And you can watch Dingell on YouTube navigating Google Glass, looking up "directions to a good Chinese restaurant."
On Monday, Dingell's Twitter notoriety peaked after he responded to an embarrassing tweet from the Environmental Protection Agency promoting Kim Kardashian's phone game.
"I'm now a C-List celebrity in Kim Kardashian: Hollywood," someone with keys to EPA's Office of Water account wrote in a now-deleted tweet. "Come join me and become famous too by playing on iPhone!"
Dingell's office responded with an age-appropriate joke. "I'm the last original author of the Clean Water Act, but I have no idea who/what a Kardashian is and I rarely play games," Dingell tweeted. "You OK, @EPAwater?"