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Hillary Clinton Joins Twitter, Shows Her Sense of Humor

By    |   Monday, 10 Jun 2013 05:39 PM

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton joined the Twitter community Monday, sending out her first tweet to thank the two people who started the funny blog "Texts from Hillary" and saying she’d "take it from here."

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Clinton, using @HillaryClinton, chose to use the now well-known (and rather stern) picture of her focused on a Blackberry, wearing dark sunglasses aboard an airplane while she was Secretary of State. It’s the picture that sits atop the “Texts from Hillary” website.

Tweets in support of Clinton rolled onto the site, with a lot of people commenting about the sense of humor displayed in her profile. Opponents, of course, showed up too. Famous names peppered the tweets, from Larry King to Tommy Lee Jones.

In her profile on the social networking site, Clinton had some fun, saying, “Wife, mom, lawyer, women & kids advocate, FLOAR, FLOTUS, US Senator, SecState, author, dog owner, hair icon, pantsuit aficionado, glass ceiling cracker, TBD…”

The TBD, to be determined, may be a reference to talk that she’ll run for president in 2016, although Clinton isn’t saying anything yet. Numerous tweets encouraged her to run. Her presence on Twitter in fact roused speculation that she plans to run, according to the LA Times.

The newspaper reported there had been some talk about Clinton’s lack of presence in social media (Obama used Twitter extensively during his re-election campaign). Although polls have placed Clinton as more popular than many in Obama’s administration, the talk about the way she handled the terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, have lowered her popularity.

Clinton’s Twitter account, @HillaryClinton, pulled in more than 160,000 followers by mid-afternoon, although the former secretary of state was only following five accounts herself: @billclinton, @ChelseaClinton, @ClintonGlobal, @clintonschool and @ClintonFdn.

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