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Rahm Emanuel loves to tweet about himself in the third person

Rahm Emanuel loves to tweet about himself in the third person

Rahm loves Rahm like Kanye loves Kanye

Chicago’s Mayor can’t be bothered with first person pronouns. At least not when it comes to his Twitter account.

Not all politicians have social media pros running their accounts for them. Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn runs his own Twitter account. And former Texas Governor, Rick Perry, also personally tweets from his account. And who can forget Senator Grassley’s infamous tweets?

Like most elected officials, Emanuel probably has someone running his account for him. But for some unknown, yet hilarious reason, whomever is managing the good Mayor’s account has opted to go third person.

Chris Ziegler from The Verge pointed out:

I’m especially amused by the Twitter feed of Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel, for some reason. Maybe it’s the frequency of third-person tweets; maybe it’s the fact that he usually refers to himself simply as “Rahm,” not something more formal like “Mayor Emanuel.” It’s just Rahm talkin’ about Rahm. Rahm on Rahm.

Rahm, Rahm, and more Rahm:

And the tweets continue in all their third-person, Kanye-esque glory. Rahm on man, Rahm on.

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Maybe it’s because he’s not writing the tweets, his PR flacks are. And they’re not intelligent enough to change the pronouns.

Two comments.
-Perhaps he tweets this way, expecting them to be retweeted. He does have the advantage of one name defining him, much like Madonna, Prince, etc… So if they are retweeted, his reference is built in.

-Bob Dole was famous for speaking of himself in the third person (as was Ricky Henderson of the Oakland A’s). In Bob Dole’s case, he was mocked by the media some, so maybe what’s good for the goose is good for the gander. But it doesn’t bother me as much as other things he has done.

Now I wonder if, when the “Son of the Devil’s Spawn” confronted of Eric Massa in the Congressional locker room while naked, Rahm referred to himself as “Rahm”. Then again, a Twitter account from “Son of the Devil’s Spawn” would certainly be pretty ballsy.

    Ragspierre in reply to mochajava76. | February 16, 2015 at 5:46 pm

    Dewey Crowe of “Justified” often speaks of himself in the third person, too.

    Birds of a feather?

    Like Barracula, one gets the impression that Rahm rides his own SelfieStick as a matter of preference. Who would he love to screw more than himself.

Dave M also does this sometimes, does it make Dave M a bad person?
nah Dave M rocks.

Henry Hawkins will not speak in the third person.

Amy in Florida is not amused.

Rick the Curmudgeon | February 17, 2015 at 1:29 am

Does he also use the Royal “we”??