It would appear that Rep. Lee Terry, if only for a second, was up for making new friends on the World Wide Web.
As astutely theorized by Omaha-World Herald scribe Matthew Hansen, the Nebraska Republican randomly expressed his gratitude to a well-established gay and lesbian community in the Windy City instead of presumably thanking the youth-oriented outfit he’s championed in the past .
Betting Lee Terry meant Boys Town & not Chicago's "premier gay village" MT @LEETERRYNE Great event @BoystownTweets talking #mentalhealth. — Matthew Hansen (@redcloud_scribe) October 3, 2014
A simple mistake, no doubt.
Terry and Rep. Tim Murphy, R-Pa., had, apparently, been in contact with the nonprofit children’s group a day before.
W/@LEETERRYNE at @BoysTown hearing powerful stories from families struggling to help mentally ill loved ones. #HR3717 pic.twitter.com/wteInb075O — Rep. Tim Murphy (@RepTimMurphy) October 2, 2014And Boys Town had been thrilled to have them.
@RepTimMurphy @LEETERRYNE Welcome to Boys Town! — Boys Town (@BoysTown) October 2, 2014
Oddly enough, there is no trace of Terry's shout-out to @BoystownTweets anywhere in his feed. It appears to have even escaped the supposedly all-seeing eye of Politwoops.
Social media stumble or not, Hansen seems to believe opening up new avenues of communication is always a good thing.
Tho I'm sure residents of Chicago's Boys Town would be happy to speak to Rep. Terry about his positions on DOMA/DADT/etc. over the years... — Matthew Hansen (@redcloud_scribe) October 3, 2014
May we suggest DMing until everyone gets the correct Twitter handles down?
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