SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
CapitolFax.com
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
Question of the day

Thursday, Jun 30, 2011

* Governor Pat Quinn has a new Twitter account

Acccording to the Associated Press, the governor’s office has launched an official Twitter feed and Flickr photo page, which they say the governor will use to get feedback from people around the state. His office says that when the governor tweets, his missives will be marked with “-GOV.”

Quinn’s inaugural tweets Wednesday evening included a shout out to the Biotechnology Industry Organization, a national biotechnology group that presented Gov. Quinn with its “Governor of the Year” award in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday.

He also thanked U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) for his welcome to the online community. Sen. Durbin launched his own Twitter feed in early March.

The governor’s account is here. I went through the list of people he’s following and noticed that his first follow appeared to be, um, me.

* The Question: Any Twitter advice for Gov. Quinn? Snark is encouraged, of course, but in the spirit of things, try to keep your anwer under 140 characters.

- Posted by Rich Miller        


52 Comments
  1. - Just sayin... - Thursday, Jun 30, 11 @ 10:55 am:

    Gov, just some advice…..those days where you tend to drift off and have “long blinks” or start to do the Hungry Chicken while your up on stage nodding off….keep ur eyes open with ur twitter account. People will actually believe your paying attention…..

    Just say’n…


  2. - Ghost of Roman Pucinski - Thursday, Jun 30, 11 @ 10:59 am:

    plenty of #Madigan to keep Mike and Lisa off your back!


  3. - Michelle Flaherty - Thursday, Jun 30, 11 @ 11:09 am:

    Land of Lincoln really takes up a lot of your characters.


  4. - jerry 101 - Thursday, Jun 30, 11 @ 11:09 am:

    keep it brief, but don’t show ‘em your briefs.


  5. - Rich Miller - Thursday, Jun 30, 11 @ 11:11 am:

    Perhaps he could shorten Land of Lincoln to LoL. Wait… Nevermind.


  6. - radio guy - Thursday, Jun 30, 11 @ 11:11 am:

    Do not follow @governorrod.


  7. - Don't Worry, Be Happy - Thursday, Jun 30, 11 @ 11:11 am:

    No need to tweet about every squirrel you see, otherwise we’ll be inundated with tweets!


  8. - He Makes Ryan Look Like a Saint - Thursday, Jun 30, 11 @ 11:15 am:

    Don’t tweet pics of yourself!


  9. - just sayin' - Thursday, Jun 30, 11 @ 11:20 am:

    Using a photo showing some healthy cleavage seems to attract the most followers on twitter. But guessing that only works for women. Please don’t try this at home Governor. Please. Seriously.


  10. - Small Town Liberal - Thursday, Jun 30, 11 @ 11:21 am:

    Let someone else do your tweeting. Someone who uses thousands of notecards as an organizational system is not ready for social media.


  11. - Pat Robertson - Thursday, Jun 30, 11 @ 11:22 am:

    Don’t try the “someone hacked my account” when you flip flop.


  12. - Cheryl44 - Thursday, Jun 30, 11 @ 11:22 am:

    Don’t follow Roger Ebert. I love the guy, but you’ll never see anyone else’s tweets. His cover the whole screen.


  13. - OneMan - Thursday, Jun 30, 11 @ 11:29 am:

    Quinn in the limited space of a tweet? F* Golden


  14. - Rich Miller - Thursday, Jun 30, 11 @ 11:31 am:

    If you Tweet…

    “We believe in ‘Made in America.’ That’s the three words that I like the best. American jobs for American workers right here in our state of Illinois in the heartland of the United States. So we have to invest in that and that’s where public investment comes in.”

    …You’ll be 124 characters over your limit.

    Just sayin…


  15. - MrJM - Thursday, Jun 30, 11 @ 11:40 am:

    If you tweet Rich’s subscriber content, there will be consequences. #UnpleasantConsequences #VeryUnpleasantConsequences

    – MrJM
    https://twitter.com/misterjayem


  16. - Rahm's Parking Meter - Thursday, Jun 30, 11 @ 11:51 am:

    Governor Quinn, do not use foursquare!


  17. - Ron Burgundy - Thursday, Jun 30, 11 @ 11:52 am:

    A “retweet” is not that thing you usually do when the Speaker doesn’t like your proposals.


  18. - Anonymous - Thursday, Jun 30, 11 @ 11:55 am:

    UPDATE - Governor Quinn just announced that he is changing his decision and is now going on Facebook instead.


  19. - davidh60010 - Thursday, Jun 30, 11 @ 11:59 am:

    This can’t end well. I hope someone hides his password from him.


  20. - Ron Burgundy - Thursday, Jun 30, 11 @ 12:04 pm:

    @Rahm’s Parking Meter: He may be Governor of Illinois, but it’s his lifelong dream to be Mayor of the Super 8.


  21. - Jake From Elwood - Thursday, Jun 30, 11 @ 12:07 pm:

    Sad but true. #PQuinn is more tech-savvy than JFE. Ouch.


  22. - Anonymous - Thursday, Jun 30, 11 @ 12:11 pm:

    Don’t tweet while on active duty.


  23. - lakeview - Thursday, Jun 30, 11 @ 12:20 pm:

    First thing in the morning, tweet something like “Good morning, tweeple! I’m ready for some coffee to go with my bagel.”


  24. - sal-says - Thursday, Jun 30, 11 @ 12:32 pm:

    Rather have you workin’ for taxpayers, rather than yourself. That’s what the media is for.


  25. - The Other Anonymous - Thursday, Jun 30, 11 @ 12:36 pm:

    Don’t hang out with #Quaxelrod. That duck is nothing but trouble.


  26. - Both Sides Now - Thursday, Jun 30, 11 @ 12:40 pm:

    @Rich - Actually I think LOL would be a perfect acronym for our State! Everyone in the Nation laughs at us -


  27. - Baltimoron - Thursday, Jun 30, 11 @ 12:43 pm:

    Go watch Herm Edwards (former player and head coach, now ESPN) advice to NFL rookies about tweeting from yesterday’s rookie symposium. Priceless advice on tweeting and more.


  28. - Rahm's Parking Meter - Thursday, Jun 30, 11 @ 12:47 pm:

    A tweetup is not a fundraiser…….


  29. - dave - Thursday, Jun 30, 11 @ 12:50 pm:

    Stay away from Weiner


  30. - Yellow Dog Democrat - Thursday, Jun 30, 11 @ 12:54 pm:

    LWPLL!


  31. - wordslinger - Thursday, Jun 30, 11 @ 1:02 pm:

    140 characters does not mean you can mention 140 people that you met as you traveled from the Mississippi to the Wabash to the Ohio to the Wi…

    Buzz! Too long.


  32. - Edge of the 14th Ward - Thursday, Jun 30, 11 @ 1:23 pm:

    Name the counties you won in the 2010 election. That will come in well under 140 characters. #toosoon?


  33. - Untweeted - Thursday, Jun 30, 11 @ 1:36 pm:

    Our state office managers are all in a dither about social media, making a facebook page and twitter account for the agency… without thinking it through that the people on state computer networks can’t access that stuff. So the workers have no idea what the folks higher up are saying.

    It is an example of state government thinking in microcosm.


  34. - Newsclown - Thursday, Jun 30, 11 @ 1:39 pm:

    If Quinn learned to write speeches as short as tweets, he’d come off better in public appearances. As Mies said: “less is more”.

    But we don’t want to read:

    “Okay, legislation is coming out”. (hat tip to xkcd)


  35. - Newsclown - Thursday, Jun 30, 11 @ 1:39 pm:

    I meant Penny Arcade, not xkcd, so there goes my hipster cred.


  36. - He Makes Ryan Look Like a Saint - Thursday, Jun 30, 11 @ 2:05 pm:

    What’s funny is state workers are blocked from Twitter!!!


  37. - JL - Thursday, Jun 30, 11 @ 2:18 pm:

    #letthewillofthepeoplebethelawoftheland #soyboy


  38. - Meanderthal - Thursday, Jun 30, 11 @ 2:30 pm:

    Follow Mitch Daniels twitter account and just do everything he does.


  39. - FormerWrmnpolitics - Thursday, Jun 30, 11 @ 2:35 pm:

    Don’t be a Weiner.


  40. - Boone Logan Square - Thursday, Jun 30, 11 @ 2:47 pm:

    Rich, shouldn’t you be asking Quinn to try to keep his answers under 140 characters? Maybe tweeting will cause him to be more succinct in his speeches.


  41. - Just The Way It Is One - Thursday, Jun 30, 11 @ 2:49 pm:

    I think important people, like Governors and U.S. Senators, pretty much have to “tweet” these days (ya know, it’s the “in” and “politically correct” thing to do), but thank goodness (and I’m CERtain this entry is well over 140 “characters,” the rest of us average Joes and Sues don’t have to feel that need!


  42. - Not a Newcomer - Thursday, Jun 30, 11 @ 2:50 pm:

    Don’t tweet without consulting staff. Opening your mouth without consulting your staff is your single biggest problem.


  43. - phocion - Thursday, Jun 30, 11 @ 3:03 pm:

    Re twitter##Don’t make a hash of this, too, Gov. Quinn!##@hashmark


  44. - Judgment Day - Thursday, Jun 30, 11 @ 3:05 pm:

    Don’t become known as “twit.guv” (or anything similar) - people might decide to take it seriously.


  45. - Retired Non-Union Guy - Thursday, Jun 30, 11 @ 3:13 pm:

    Think 1st, then type. Do the right thing & don’t flip/flop. Forget proper spelling n learn 2 abbreviate so U can stay under 140 …


  46. - Responsa - Thursday, Jun 30, 11 @ 3:17 pm:

    When he is constantly cut off at 140 characters the ether will be filled with the governor’s incomprehensible 1/8th completed thoughts. (Then, a frequent QOTD can be: “What do you think the governor actually meant to say before this twitter comment was cut off?”)


  47. - Yellow Dog Democrat - Thursday, Jun 30, 11 @ 4:29 pm:

    GGBWL!


  48. - VanillaMan - Thursday, Jun 30, 11 @ 4:32 pm:

    Make fun of yourself. Readers find that adorable. Tell readers how funny it is to be a governor. Tweet about the vets you admired.


  49. - mokenavince - Thursday, Jun 30, 11 @ 4:35 pm:

    Twitter de de twitter de dumb.


  50. - Fed up - Thursday, Jun 30, 11 @ 7:30 pm:

    Tell the truth. For a change.


  51. - wishbone - Thursday, Jun 30, 11 @ 8:45 pm:

    You raised taxes, good. Now do the rest of the job.


  52. - CircularFiringSquad - Thursday, Jun 30, 11 @ 10:29 pm:

    On behalf of all of us who enjoy being outside on warm weather months we hope all of you can monitor this important development and continue to use your time well.
    In the fall you can switch to the Billboards Cross Steamroller and his “choice” for prexy


Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.


* Congressional polling and TV ads
* Rasmussen poll: Rauner up 48-47
* "What this state needs is a plutocrat"
* Adventures in tracking
* *** UPDATED x2 *** Et tu, Andy?
* AFSCME claims union "leader" in Rauner ad was forced to resign
* $580 MILLION EXELON RATE HIKE?? That’s the price tag for their nuke bailout…EVERY YEAR!
* Lisa Madigan up with new TV ad
* Frerichs switches to negative TV track
* Tribune poll: Rauner leads Quinn, Grimm 45-43-4
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Supplement to today’s edition: McKinney, cable TV buys, polling report, new TV ad
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Today's edition of Capitol Fax (use all CAPS in password)
* Good morning!
* Oberweis now for gay marriage
* The patented Pat Quinn close has begun
* Yesterday's blog posts

Support CapitolFax.com
Visit our advertisers...

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............


Search This Blog...

Search the 98th General Assembly By Bill Number
(example: HB0001)

Search the 98th General Assembly By Keyword

          
        * Chainfire unleashes Sideload Launcher for Android TV
        * Facebook Launches Pseudonymous App “Rooms” That Lets You Create Forums About Any Topic
        * Google Earth major update: 3D rendering, access to KML files
        * Android Wear Update Adds Offline Music, Bluetooth Headphone And GPS Support
        * Sky+ app update tosses mobile pics onto the big screen
        * StumbleUpon’s 5by Relaunches As An App For Chatting About Online Videos With Friends
        * Vintage Apple-1 computer sells for a record $905,000

        * The New Best Day to Book a Flight Is Sunday
        * LG G Watch R Release Plans Detailed
        * Craft fair credit: Etsy intros a credit card reader for offline sales
        * Facebook’s newest app: Rooms, for iOS
        * Apple to open 25 new stores in China in the next two years
        * Verizon HTC One (M8) Android 4.4.4 Update Brings Eye Experience
        * Code/red: Apple Sounds Off on GT Sapphire Debacle

        * White Sox AFL class features talented Anderson
        * Nori Aoki: The White Sox Killer of 2014
        * World Series Game 2: Notes and discussion
        * 23 potential MLB free agents as SkyMall items
        * World Series Game 1: Notes and discussion
        * The e-gus off-season plan
        * Reading Room: A wild card of a World Series


        Main Menu
        Home
        Illinois
        YouTube
        Pundit rankings
        Obama
        Subscriber Content
        Durbin
        Burris
        Blagojevich Trial
        Advertising
        Updated Posts
        Polls

        Archives
        October 2014
        September 2014
        August 2014
        July 2014
        June 2014
        May 2014
        April 2014
        March 2014
        February 2014
        January 2014
        December 2013
        November 2013
        October 2013
        September 2013
        August 2013
        July 2013
        June 2013
        May 2013
        April 2013
        March 2013
        February 2013
        January 2013
        December 2012
        November 2012
        October 2012
        September 2012
        August 2012
        July 2012
        June 2012
        May 2012
        April 2012
        March 2012
        February 2012
        January 2012
        December 2011
        November 2011
        October 2011
        September 2011
        August 2011
        July 2011
        June 2011
        May 2011
        April 2011
        March 2011
        February 2011
        January 2011
        December 2010
        November 2010
        October 2010
        September 2010
        August 2010
        July 2010
        June 2010
        May 2010
        April 2010
        March 2010
        February 2010
        January 2010
        December 2009
        November 2009
        October 2009
        September 2009
        August 2009
        July 2009
        June 2009
        May 2009
        April 2009
        March 2009
        February 2009
        January 2009
        December 2008
        November 2008
        October 2008
        September 2008
        August 2008
        July 2008
        June 2008
        May 2008
        April 2008
        March 2008
        February 2008
        January 2008
        December 2007
        November 2007
        October 2007
        September 2007
        August 2007
        July 2007
        June 2007
        May 2007
        April 2007
        March 2007
        February 2007
        January 2007
        December 2006
        November 2006
        October 2006
        September 2006
        August 2006
        July 2006
        June 2006
        May 2006
        April 2006
        March 2006
        February 2006
        January 2006
        December 2005
        April 2005
        March 2005
        February 2005
        January 2005
        December 2004
        November 2004
        October 2004

        Blog*Spot Archives
        November 2005
        October 2005
        September 2005
        August 2005
        July 2005
        June 2005
        May 2005

        Syndication

        RSS Feed 2.0
        Comments RSS 2.0
        WordPress

        Loading


        * Chicago hotel workers to Bruce Rauner: Give bac.....
        * Big Donors Examined..
        * Quinn gets $1 million in late contributions..
        * State of Illinois Sets Up Ebola Task Force..
        * Bruce Rauner, ex-GTCR, in Race for Illinois Gov.....
        * Paul Vallas almost Didn’t Talk about Bruce Raun.....


        * Jobless rate falls in all 12 Illinois metro areas
        * New bridge helping ease Chicago rail congestion
        * Report: Cause of crash that killed 3 unknown
        * Grafton gives fish plant 30 days to stop smells
        * Cheaper fuel helps United's 3Q profit take off
        * State of Illinois sets up Ebola task force
        * Chicago jail escapee sentenced to 36 years
        * Durbin, Oberweis face off in 1st US Senate debate
        * Biden in Illinois: Each vote for Democrats crucial
        * Indiana killings case prompts Illinois searches

        * Minimum wage increase supporters urge early voting
        * Sun-Times political reporter resigns following Rauner complaint
        * Minimum wage hike supporters urge early voting
        * Federal judge orders court-appointed monitor for IDOT hiring
        * Rep. Raymond Poe to undergo stem cell transplant
        * Bill Clinton campaigns for Quinn, Durbin
        * Quinn, Rauner spar over jobs, taxes
        * Election 2014: Learn about all the candidates
        * What to watch for in third governor debate tonight
        * U of I sees turning point as election nears

        * Sears: Store closure list wrong
        * United's profit jumps, but stock falls on forecast
        * Caterpillar smashes estimates, sees stock jump
        * It's all about the shoes
        *


        * CPS wants to delay new standardized test, even though state already has said 'no'
        * Father Bob Botthof, teacher who became priest after losing wife, dies at 85
        * Scandal or not, Bring on that  federal monitor
        * ‘Narcissistic’ bank robber and jail breaker sentenced to 36 years
        * New archbishop chooses modest rectory over traditional mansion
        * Federal monitor will oversee hiring at Illinois Department of Transportation
        * Critics on Emanuel’s choice for city treasurer: Good person, flawed process
        * CPS wants to delay new standardized test, even though state says 'no'
        * Father Bob Botthof, teacher who became priest after losing wife, dies at 85


        * Police: 2 shot on Chicago's South and West sides
        * 'Flyover' aimed at cutting rail congestion
        * Prosecutors want to bring out other alleged wrongdoing by commander
        * Archivists find 1840 document with Lincoln-related information
        * Quinn gets $1 million in late contributions
        * Skokie school remains closed as police continue threat investigation
        * Sun-Times reporter Dave McKinney quits, cites possible retaliation over Rauner article
        * Tribune poll: Rauner, Quinn in dead heat
        * West Town man killed, another wounded in Richton Park shooting
        * Jefferson Park woman reported missing


        * Oberweis Would Back Federal Same Sex Marriage Law
        * Wild Bison Return To IL
        * Scary Story: The Diviner by Susan Vondrak
        * Artist Profile: Local Troubadour Tom Irwin
        * Real estate and religion: The tale of Seventeenth Church of Christ, Scientist
        * Suspicion lingers over Ebola treatment
        * Judge Orders Court Appointed Monitor For IDOT Hiring
        * 13th Dist. Candidates Talk NAFTA, Ebola During Springfield Debate
        * Attorneys Due In Court For Quinn Hiring Lawsuit
        * Small Campaign Contributions Amount To Chump Change


        * Our Opinion: Frerichs has the expertise to be Illinois treasurer
        * Robert Kaestner: Good education policy is good health policy
        * Eugene Robinson: Warren makes the case for a presidential run
        * Bernard Schoenburg: Local Rauner ad leaves out ‘everything Springfield isn’t’ line
        * Minimum wage increase supporters urge early voting
        * George Will: In Kentucky, a constitutional moment
        * Sun-Times political reporter resigns following Rauner complaint
        * Federal judge orders court-appointed monitor for IDOT hiring
        * Our Opinion: Choice for Illinois comptroller comes down to experience
        * Rep. Raymond Poe to undergo stem cell transplant


        * Today's chat: Of McClain, recruits and a backup center
        * Accident at Rantoul plant results in man's death
        * Road closure in Marion
        * Alma Mater vandalism can be repaired
        * 10-23-14 Penny for Your Thoughts: Turpin, Steigmann, McCuskey, and Dey
        * 08-14-14 Penny for Your Thoughts
        * Thursday Oct. 23 government meetings
        * Massive cheating scandal at UNC involved athletes
        * Man killed in crash with police car
        * Slight chance of scattered showers this afternoon


        * Top stars compete this weekend at Skate America
        * Sears to lay off about 5,000 workers
        * Suspicious package triggers lockdown at Hoffman Estates High School
        * District 75 reporting tentative agreement on 3-year teachers contract
        * District 75 reporting tentative agreement on three-year teachers contract

        * Patrick Cannon defense strategy rare but n...
        * Feds fine Jesse Jackson Jr.'s campaign com...
        * Ex-Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. faces sen...
        * Representative Jan Schakowsky Sends Letter...
        * Rep. candidate pushes to uphold marriage b...
        * Reps. Schakowsky and Waxman Introduce Bill...
        * Statement by Representative Jan Schakowsky...
        * U.S. House Passes Resolution Condemning An...
        * FAA Rejects Call For New O'Hare Noise Stud...
        * Representatives Quigley, Duckworth, Schako...

        * Oberweis: Would support federal marriage e......
        * Senate candidates square off in only TV de......
        * Senate candidates square off in only TV de......
        * Senate candidates square off in only TV de......
        * U.S. Senator debate...

        * Marco Rubio, Mark Kirk Warn John Kerry on ......

        * Quinn, Rauner To Debate Tonight In Chicago
        * Illinois Unemployment Rate Ticks Down To 6.6 Percent In September
        * Chicago Treasurer Stephanie Neely To Vacate Post
        * Poll: Illinois Governor's Race Neck-And-Neck
        * Oberweis Reverses Marriage Equality Position During U.S. Senate Debate
        * National Survey: Many LGBT Youths Face Hostile School Environments
        * Batinick says Dunn's desperate campaign charges are "ridiculous"
        * New Bost ad hits Illinois 12th Congressional District [video]
        * Bost Releases Latest Ad: “The Ballot” [video]
        * Rauner and Quinn release new ads [videos]


        * New Ad: Labor leader backs Rauner
        * Jewish Newspapers Endorse Rauner for Governor
        * TV Breaking News: Ethics blow for Pat Quinn
        * Federal judge deals Quinn ethics blow on IDOT patronage hiring
        * Rauner Statement on Federal Hiring Monitor at IDOT




            Hosted by MCS SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax Advertise Here Mobile Version Contact Rich Miller