Those of us who spend the majority of our days online were caught off guard this afternoon when, without warning or fanfare, an account attributed to conservative analyst and commentator William Kristol suddenly appeared on Twitter.
Kicking off his foray into 140-character sound bytes, Kristol, the notoriously wrong founder and editor of the neoconservative The Weekly Standard, Iraq war-cheerleader, Sarah Palin-booster, and board member for the “Emergency Committee For Israel” (in their perpetual state of emergency, I guess?) tweeted the curiously-spelled following:
At long last, I’m on Twitter: “If the mountaine will not come to Mahomet, Mahomet will goe to the mountaine.”
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) October 13, 2014
Yes, Bill. “At long last.” We’ve all been waiting with baited breath.
Here, then, are just a few of the reactions – ranging from hilarious to vitriolic to hilariously vitriolic – to William Kristol’s presence on twitter:
hello and get bent @BillKristol
— Jason Horthees (@crushingbort) October 13, 2014
.@BillKristol i loved you in city slickers and enjoyed your performance despite some shortcomings in city slickers 2: the legend of curlys g
— DougExeter (@DougExeter) October 13, 2014
@BillKristol I want to put you in a diaper, then put you in a dumpster and roll the dumpster into a malarial swamp
— Jack-o’Dantern (@dankmtl) October 13, 2014
Whatever, asshole. @BillKristol
— GEEZY (@GRYKING) October 13, 2014
Welcome to twitter, Bill. Have fun!