Shane’s (Preemptive) Award for Best Twitter Account of 2011

Feb. 4, 2011, 1:55 p.m.

You know from my column a few weeks ago that I love Twitter. If that wasn’t enough to make you join, I thought I’d use this space to tell you about one of my favorite new Twitter feeds. It’s the account of Rahm Emanuel (@MayorEmanuel), former Chief of Staff to Barack Obama, current Chicago mayoral candidate, and former ballet major at Sarah Lawrence University.

Okay, well, it’s not really his Twitter. You’ll figure that out pretty quickly. That said, it features epic tales—always interspersed with certain four-letter words—fictionalizing Rahm’s quest for the highest office in Chicago. There’s a cast of characters along for the ride, too: David Axelrod (Rahm’s best friend and campaign manager), Carl the Intern, Hambone (Axelrod’s puppy), and Quaxelrod (an adopted duck). A recent adventure featured the team stealing a snowplow during Chicago’s blizzard and using it to surf an ice wave on the Chicago River. “Rahm” concluded that tale by tweeting, “I’M THE FUCKING KING OF THE MOTHERFUCKING WORLD!”

Try to tell me you don’t want to read this.

(Oh, and follow me [@ssavitsky] while you’re at it. I recently went on a 3 AM tweet spree about how Blair Waldorf from Gossip Girl and I would make great friends. That’s probably right up your alley. I always love self-promotion. Don’t you?)

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