Michelle Obama Is on Twitter (Again)
Happy birthday, Mrs. Obama! Here's a new Twitter feed.
Today is Michelle Obama's birthday. By way of gifts to celebrate the occasion, the First Lady is getting the present that is all the rage among the newly-49-year-old lawyer/mom/wife/advocate set: a new Twitter feed.
Yep: Mrs. Obama is now, officially, on Twitter -- not as herself, but as the First Lady. The @flotus account launched just after 11:30 this morning with the following message:
The @flotus Office is now on @twitter & will post updates & pics. When it's her, she'll sign -mo. PS: RT to wish Mrs. Obama a #HappyBirthday-- FLOTUS (@FLOTUS) January 17, 2013
The nascent account follows, tellingly, the White House, the office of Joe Biden, the Department of Education, the Let's Move campaign, and several branches of the Armed Services -- making @flotus's follows so far a fairly accurate representation of the First Lady's causes and public persona. And offering even more evidence that, increasingly, a public persona requires a Twitter account.