Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Peter Kinder Second to Anthony Weiner in Embarrassing Tweets of 2011

Posted By on Tue, Jan 3, 2012 at 7:41 AM

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Peter Kinder didn't need the Riverfront Times to embarrass him last year by exposing his bizarre relationship with a former stripper and Penthouse centerfold.

It turns out Missouri's lieutenant governor is plenty skilled at embarrassing himself -- via Twitter. Last week the NationalJournal named Kinder as its second-biggest "Twitter Loser" of the year, right after disgraced New York Rep. Anthony Weiner, who famously stepped down from Congress after tweeting nude photos of himself.

As for Kinder, here's what the NationalJournal had to say: 
Missouri Republican Lt. Gov Peter Kinder never seemed to learn from his social media missteps, tweeting on multiple occasions about questionable things. In November, he re-tweeted a message about free wings at Hooters on Veterans Day while he was still considering a run to challenge Missouri Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon. It was far from the first time Kinder's tweets were scrutinized. He had previously urged his followers to "vote for [a] hot wife in the Top 25 Political Mom blogs" a day after Missouri was hit by the deadliest tornado in nearly 60 years and tweeted about "hostage situation" in a government building in 2009 only to later discover the incident never occurred.

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