Tuesday, March 1, 2011

@MayorEmanuel Is Dead, Long Live Rahm Emanuel

One of the more entertaining Twitter accounts I've come across seems to now be dormant. President Barack Obama's former Chief Of Staff is now Chicago's mayor and the party is now over.

From The Learned Fangirl:
@MayorEmanuel was the profane parody Twitter persona of the real mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel. Kind of like Fake Gary Busey, @MayorEmanuel was pretty much a running Rahm Emanuel joke based around his foul-mouthed, larger than life persona. (“Your next motherfucking mayor. Get used to it assholes,” reads his bio)
In a few short months, the anonymous Twitter account attracted nearly 40,000 followers. The real Rahm was at the very least amused by the fake account and reportedly offered to donate $5,000 to a charity if the voice behind @mayoremanuel revealed him/herself (which he/she didn’t) (UPDATE: on 2/28/2010 Columbia College professor and former Punk Planet publisher Dan Sinker revealed to The Atlantic that he was the voice behind @mayoremanuel)
On Tuesday, the same day the real-life Emanuel was elected mayor, @mayoremanuel revealed that he was not long for this world:
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