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From: bruce
Sent on: Wednesday, October 17, 2012 6:48 PM




Eleanor Holmes Norton “Wadgate” Mystery Deepens

Posted by Will Sommer on Oct. 17, 2012 at 1:26 pm

A spokesman for Del.Eleanor Holmes Norton—topical right now for tweeting that Mitt Romney "shot his wad" in last night's debate,then deleting it—has gotten back to me, but his answers only created a whole new set of questions.

First of all, no, Norton's congressional spokesman Scott McCrary doesn't know precisely what Norton meant when she said Romney "shot his wad." But he does have an explanation for why that tweet, and a slew of others, got the ax.

"They belonged on her campaign Twitter account," says McCrary. With Norton's permission, McCrary deleted the tweets this morning, because, he says, pro-Obama tweets didn't belong on an official congressional Twitter account, @eleanornorton.

But does that campaign Twitter account even exist? Norton's campaign websitepoints to her "Congressional" account, and McCrary said he didn't know what the username for the campaign account was.

That explains the deletions, sort of, but what about the repeated misspelling ofBarack Obama as "Oboma"? McCrary, alas, is ignorant of Norton's tweeting setup. "I don't know where she was last night," he says.

Norton herself explained her rowdy style on Twitter last night, blaming it on "cheering & tweeting at the same time." That explanation, though, was deleted about 30 minutes ago.

Photo by Darrow Montgomery



Sure, we all tweet things we don't men mean to share, but now politicians have no way to hide them. Discover tweets that your politicians shared and then deleted.

To meet the Twitter API Terms of Service, all deleted tweets shown here since June 22, 2012 have been reviewed and approved by the Sunlight Foundation.

Original Dutch version:

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House Rep. Eleanor Holmes-Norton (D)

EleanorNorton

Eleanor H. Norton (D) @EleanorNorton

Cheering & tweeting at the same time can make you forget how to spell your own name - and obAma's. Sorry, Barack, but you did it this time!
Eleanor H. NortonDeleted about 6 hours ago after 4 hours, originally posted via web
EleanorNorton

Eleanor H. Norton (D) @EleanorNorton

Paul Ryan is the affable face on a budget that's tailor-made for the 1 percent.
Eleanor H. NortonDeleted about 7 hours ago after 9 weeks, originally posted via Twitter for BlackBerry®
EleanorNorton

Eleanor H. Norton (D) @EleanorNorton

Skillful job of getting his strong points in, women, immigrants, and just now,education.
Eleanor H. NortonDeleted about 7 hours ago after 6 hours, originally posted via Twitter for BlackBerry®
EleanorNorton

Eleanor H. Norton (D) @EleanorNorton

The 112th Congress is ready to leave D.C. after cutting programs for the vast majority of Romney's 47% - the elderly, disabled, & kids.
Eleanor H. NortonDeleted about 7 hours ago after 4 weeks, originally posted via web
EleanorNorton

Eleanor H. Norton (D) @EleanorNorton

Nats to the playoffs and polls show hopes for Obama are just as high for tonight's debate.
Eleanor H. NortonDeleted about 7 hours ago after 1 week, originally posted via web
EleanorNorton

Eleanor H. Norton (D) @EleanorNorton

Just warmed up crowd for Pres Obama at big donor fundraiser. Pres speaking now.
Eleanor H. NortonDeleted about 7 hours ago after 2 weeks, originally posted via Twitter for BlackBerry®
EleanorNorton

Eleanor H. Norton (D) @EleanorNorton

Dems always want. BO to fight.
Eleanor H. NortonDeleted about 7 hours ago after 1 week, originally posted via Twitter for BlackBerry®
EleanorNorton

Eleanor H. Norton (D) @EleanorNorton

Dems always want O bama to fight. But he's ahead now because heE was the only reasonable man in the room. He kn ows how and when to fight.
Eleanor H. NortonDeleted about 7 hours ago after 1 week, originally posted via Twitter for BlackBerry®
EleanorNorton

Eleanor H. Norton (D) @EleanorNorton

Nats have made history. Barauch will do it for the. Second time.
Eleanor H. NortonDeleted about 7 hours ago after 1 week, originally posted via Twitter for BlackBerry®
EleanorNorton

Eleanor H. Norton (D) @EleanorNorton

Never underestimate Joe Biden!!
Eleanor H. NortonDeleted about 7 hours ago after 5 days, originally posted via Twitter for BlackBerry®
EleanorNorton

Eleanor H. Norton (D) @EleanorNorton

Biden is dominating the debate.
Eleanor H. NortonDeleted about 7 hours ago after 5 days, originally posted via Twitter for BlackBerry®
EleanorNorton

Eleanor H. Norton (D) @EleanorNorton

Romney lied, Ryan. Dodged.
Eleanor H. NortonDeleted about 7 hours ago after 5 days, originally posted via Twitter for BlackBerry®
EleanorNorton

Eleanor H. Norton (D) @EleanorNorton

Heads up Ward 3: Sidewalk & curb lane closed during daylight hours on Nebraska Ave. for 3 weeks as DHS construction finishes up.
Eleanor H. NortonDeleted about 7 hours ago after 20 hours, originally posted via web
EleanorNorton
Eleanor H. NortonDeleted about 7 hours ago after 8 hours, originally posted via Twitter for BlackBerry®
EleanorNorton

Eleanor H. Norton (D) @EleanorNorton

Mitt shot his whole wad in the first debate.
Eleanor H. NortonDeleted about 7 hours ago after 6 hours, originally posted via Twitter for BlackBerry®
EleanorNorton

Eleanor H. Norton (D) @EleanorNorton

Oboma's last answer re misconception he believes govt creates jobs served as a terrific direct answer to the question.
Eleanor H. NortonDeleted about 7 hours ago after 5 hours, originally posted via Twitter for BlackBerry®
EleanorNorton

Eleanor H. Norton (D) @EleanorNorton

Every seat filled as people wait for Bill Clinton.
Eleanor H. NortonDeleted about 1 month ago after 5 days, originally posted via Twitter for BlackBerry®
EleanorNorton

Eleanor H. Norton (D) @EleanorNorton

Bill Clinton is no politician- he is a great and brilliant teacher.
Eleanor H. NortonDeleted about 1 month ago after 5 days, originally posted via Twitter for BlackBerry®
EleanorNorton

Eleanor H. Norton (D) @EleanorNorton

Happy 77th birthday, Social Security – don’t worry about Romney/Ryan, we’ll take care of them. #socialsecurity77
Eleanor H. NortonDeleted about 1 month ago after 1 week, originally posted via web
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