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06.10.13

Hillary Clinton Joins Twitter

Calls herself a “hair icon.”

First Bill, now Hillary? On Twitter, that is—the former secretary of State joined the social network Monday. The handle @HillaryClinton showed up just before noon and quickly racked up thousands of followers. In her first tweet, Clinton credited the founders of the Tumblr Texts From Hillary for “inspiration" and wrote, "I'll take it from here." Whom is she following? Four accounts to start: Bill, daughter Chelsea Clinton, CGI, and the Clinton Foundation. As for the obligatory 2016 speculation, Clinton's bio provides some fodder: “Wife, mom, lawyer, women & kids advocate, FLOAR, FLOTUS, US Senator, SecState, author, dog owner, hair icon, pantsuit aficionado, glass ceiling cracker, TBD..." Good to know that the success of Texts From Hillary hasn't gone to founder Adam Smith's head: he responded to Clinton by retweeting her first tweet, starting with "!!!!"

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