facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Mass. gov.'s third term joke hits Twitter

March 21, 2013 at 2:40 PM   |   Comments

| License Photo
BOSTON, March 21 (UPI) -- Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick said his comment about seeking a third term, which set off a flurry of activity on Twitter, was just a joke.

A spokeswoman for the Democratic governor said Patrick joked after a "generous" introduction from a University of Massachusetts dean at the Performance Management Conference, saying that the kind words had made it easier for him to run for a third term, and Twitter soon filled with reports that the governor was running again when his term expires in January 2015, the Boston Herald reported Thursday.

The Twitter accounts spreading the news included New England Cable News, a Boston Globe reporter and Washington reporters.

Patrick's office also received a deluge of phone calls following the comment.

"Complete chaos just erupted in our office -- no I don't know what he said but whatever it was it was a joke!!" tweeted Patrick aide Bonnie McGilpin.

"I wasn't even out the door and somebody told me that Twitter was lighting up," Patrick said.

Patrick said he plans to stick to his promise to his wife, Diane, to serve only two terms as governor.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Woman gets third breast to make her 'unattractive' Woman gets third breast to make her 'unattractive'
2
Prison for pork-plundering $823 ham thief Prison for pork-plundering $823 ham thief
3
'Gimp Man of Essex' fights stereotypes 'Gimp Man of Essex' fights stereotypes
4
Chicken iPhone case part of KFC giveaway Chicken iPhone case part of KFC giveaway
5
Mystery plant identified as pot live on radio Mystery plant identified as pot live on radio
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback