Some politicians in retirement take up hobbies. George W. Bush and Winston Churchill picked up painting. Sen. Eugene McCarthy went back to writing poetry after his unsuccessful run for president in 1968. But former Rep. John D. Dingell is breaking new ground: tweeting his unbound thoughts on politics and sports.
The Michigan Democrat was apparently watching the Republican National Convention Tuesday night:
Make America Bored Again— John Dingell (@JohnDingell) July 20, 2016
I like candidates who don't appear as if they're being held captive via satellite video feed. — John Dingell (@JohnDingell) July 20, 2016
This is the weirdest game show I've ever seen. And I have a LOT of time for game shows these days. — John Dingell (@JohnDingell) July 20, 2016
It's been 6 decades since I've practiced law, but shouting "Guilty!" to a fake mob boss governor isn't how our justice system works, right? — John Dingell (@JohnDingell) July 20, 2016
The Trump kids spent all early evening deciding whose speeches to steal from, so cut them some slack. They've had a rough go. — John Dingell (@JohnDingell) July 20, 2016
The kids are orange too? Holy hell. — John Dingell (@JohnDingell) July 20, 2016
Since retiring from Congress, Dingell has used Twitter to let us know how he really feels:
He was one of the first to call attention to that awkward Trump-Pence logo .
What is the T doing to that P? https://t.co/tDvYm2QJYi— John Dingell (@JohnDingell) July 15, 2016
He also let us know that he wouldn't be attending Mitt Romney's June GOP summit...
I have no clue what the Es in Mitt Romney's "E2 Summit" stand for, but I'm guessing they aren't Excitement or Electability.— John Dingell (@JohnDingell) June 11, 2016
And he provided a little analysis on Election 2016...
And now @hughhewitt just went on @MSNBC and his first words were "I agree with @maddow and @JamesCarville." Is it 2017 yet? I need a drink. — John Dingell (@JohnDingell) June 8, 2016
I didn't fight in the Revolutionary War to have to watch soccer on a Sunday morning, @chucktodd.— John Dingell (@JohnDingell) May 15, 2016
And he summed up the challenge ahead for the Republican National Committee chairman...
This election will prove more difficult for Reince Priebus than the times his grade school teacher tried to teach him the "i before e" rule. — John Dingell (@JohnDingell) May 12, 2016
And offered advice...
Ted Cruz just invoked MLK while eulogizing his own failed campaign.Drink. — John Dingell (@JohnDingell) May 4, 2016