On the Colbert Report last night, Stephen Colbert held a Q&A with President Bill Clinton at the Clinton Global Initiative University, which was, of course, interesting and wonderful all-around. But in speaking to the topic of social media, Colbert brought up that Clinton’s online presence isn’t as well-rounded as it could be. He admitted that he does intact "Facebook" but when comes to Twitter, he’s "insecure—what if you tweet and nobody tweets back? There’s nothing worse than a friendless tweeter." Yes, thank you Bill, glad to know you share in the collective fear of tweeting into the abyss as well.
But naturally, good ol’ Colbert took matters into his own hands to open a Twitter account for Clinton with the genius handle of @PrezBillyJeff—when, you know, anything less satisfying was unavailable. And for his first and only tweet thus far, Colbert prompted PrezBilly to think of a good 140 characters or less, resulting in: "Just spent amazing time with Colbert. Is he sane? He is cool." Sound about right.
Thus far this is the only tweet, and there’s no word on whether or not Clinton will keep up the tweets—but let’s hope he does. Oh and pics, I want pics. But in the meantime, watch the interview from last night’s show in its entirety HERE and keep an eye on your new favorite account.