Buddy Roemer to Occupy Wall Street, Using My Hashtag

Buddy Roemer to Occupy Wall Street, Using My Hashtag

Buddy Roemer to Occupy Wall Street, Using My Hashtag

Weigel
Reporting on Politics and Policy.
Oct. 11 2011 11:37 AM

Buddy Roemer to Occupy Wall Street, Using My Hashtag

The darkest Republican dark horse tweets:

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I hereby offer my permission for Roemer to use the hashtag. Honestly, it started as a joke at the expense of horse race campaign coverage. Sarah Palin would make news with a tweet or a bus schedule, and I'd think: Why not give the same attention to Buddy Roemer? I'd approach some psuedo-news event by "reporting" what Buddy Roemer was up to. Palin's media caravan would report a new stop or turn; I'd "report" that Roemer's friend Steve just offered him a ride. And so on.

Since then, Roemer has struck out as the lone Republican defender/booster of Occupy Wall Street; he'll be occupying his own portion of Zuccoti Park today, following the path of Kanye West, Michael Moore, and Chris Hayes.

David Weigel is a reporter for the Washington Post.