By way of bored humor, I created a twitter account yesterday in the name of Eric Holder, attorney general of the United States. Its posts (which you may find here before the account is banned) consisted of these:
Back from gitmo lol. They have a McDonalds and a BK and a KFC and surfing. Don't know why anyone would want to leave.
Perez Hilton: Lindsay Lohan back on the Drugs??? http://ad.vu/rydw Teh girl needs help.
Some scary dudes in this gitmo place. May have to ship em to China lol.
On second thought, I'm AG. I make the rules. I'm in ur gitmo. Settin free ur terrists. #lolcat
Oops. Some DOJ lifer tells me not supposed to twit from Gitmo. Does this thing have a delete button?
Just landed @ guantanamo in sunny Cuba. Hope to meet Raul if can work it in. Any yall tweeps need rum / cigars lol?
WTF? http://is.gd/keVp Monkey w/blue scrotum? Get a tip Fox. I'm SUING YOU FOR SLANDER, lol.
Note that all of the posts, with one exception, use the internet term "Lol" or a variant thereof. Now, not to the particular credit of anyone, the account got tweeted and retweeted as humor. I believe that blogger Patterico was the first to recognize it as such. Which it is, in its juvenile way. I have a juvenile sense of humor, and so do Eric Holder's many followers on Twitter. Only a moron wouldn't see that this is a joke.
Or the high officials in the government of the District of Columbia, who are also following "Eric Holder" and have sent the account private messages thanking the attorney general for following them, or sending "Eric Holder" policy advice, via Twitter.
They're not morons. Not in the slightest.