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Hillary Clinton joins Twitter



Published: Mon, June 10, 2013 @ 5:42 p.m.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Twitter, meet (at)HillaryClinton.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton joined Twitter today, describing herself with a dash of humor as a "pantsuit aficionado" and a "hair icon."

The former New York senator and first lady sent out her first tweet under the handle @HillaryClinton, thanking the creators of the popular online parodies called "Texts from Hillary." Clinton's initial tweet thanked Adam Smith and Stacy Lambe for their inspiration and said, "I'll take it from here," concluding with a hashtag (hash)tweetsfromhillary.

The potential 2016 presidential candidate's profile page on the microblogging service shows the memorable photo of a stern-looking Clinton wearing dark sunglasses and reading her Blackberry aboard a military plane while leading the State Department during President Barack Obama's first term.

The photo was made popular by Smith and Lambe's buzzworthy Tumblr, which won laughs and rave reviews by pairing the photo of the sunglasses-wearing Clinton with other politicians and imaginary text messages between world leaders.


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