Tuesday Twitter Fun – Reid, McCain, Palin and More
Welcome to our first entry in our regular Twitter Tuesday Fun where we’ll highlight politically charged tweets from those in the comic industry. Our first entry comes from Erik Larsen who’s a regular when it comes to politics and Twitter. The writer of such well known series as Savage Dragon wears his politics on his sleeve for the world to see.
The background of this tweet is Senator Richard Shelby putting numerous holds on appointments by President Obama. These holds are similar to filibusters but more informal and Senator Reid (who is the Majority Leader) can choose to ignore them and force a formal filibuster.
The rumor is Sen. Shelby will lift the holds if he gets billions of dollars for his state of Alabama (yes folks this is how our government works).
Larsen tweeted a petition action using the Credo Mobile platform to implore Sen. Reid to ignore the holds and extortion by Shelby and force Shelby to actually filibuster each nominee (70 at the moment) which involves standing on the Senate floor and talking pretty much non-stop (you can’t even leave the floor to use the bathroom).
You can follow Erik Larsen on Twitter at http://twitter.com/ErikJLarsen.
Eric Tautmann, a writer on various series, decided to chime in on Senator McCain’s hypocrisy on “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.” He followed up a link about the contradiction with some colorful language after. Also, you’ll notice that he’s changed his location to Tehran, Iran. This was a popular idea to confuse censors in Iran and flood the amount of information they’d have to look at during the recent political protests that have occurred there.
You can follow Eric Tautmann at http://twitter.com/mercuryeric.
Len Wallace wrote our favorite graphic novel of 2009, Love Buzz. He decided to comment on the coverage of Sarah Palin speaking at the teabagger, I mean Tea Party, convention on Saturday.
You can follow Len Wallace at http://twitter.com/LenNWallace.