Cook E. Pusher who says in his profile that he’s from the Foggiest Bottom officially started tweeting at 2:27 AM on 19 June. That profile photo sure looks like a twin brother of PJ Crowley, the former spokesman who quit. But the main item in that photo is not the man but Ferro Rocher, that famous Italian chocolate made by chocolatier Ferrero SpA, the same folks who make Nutella.
Please tell Alec Ross that his colleague from state.gov has interesting things to say and he’s been around there in just days. Imagine if he (or could be a she) could also be a special advisor for innovation at the State Department? Oh, the places he’ll go and oh, the things he can think of to tweet.
Below is a quick sampling, from sincere tweets to an ambassador’s parachute jump.
Twitter user, @majorlyprofound asked: Dear Sir: Why was your name omitted from this august list: foreignpolicy.com/twitterat…; Cook E. Pusher had a quick response. Also tweets about more comfy embassies, what’s snappy about Rio+20, cables and Main State cafeteria :
When Ambassador Huebner at US Embassy New Zealand sent out this tweet: “Fun US marine Band concert this morning at Geodome in Hagley Park for about 400 primary school students,” Cook E. Pusher had just the right response:
The last two tweets are not terribly diplomatic, but that should not/not get Cook E. Pusher in trouble at the Mothership. After all, as Mr. Ross sums up the State Department’s innovative approach to digital diplomacy: “We’re willing to make mistakes of commission rather than omission.”
In any case, I’m sure Cook E. Pusher has a ready “Oops!” up his sleeve.
You may follow Cook E. Pusher at twitter.com/#!/Envoyeur
- Alec Ross’ Disturbing New Proposal for Intellectual Property Protection (3dblogger.typepad.com)
- Great Moments in Public Diplomacy, No. 813 (wemeantwell.com)
- Governments will start ‘lashing back’ as internet grows (InnovationToronto.com)
- Online innovation ‘threatened by governments’ (guardian.co.uk)
- Clinton Adviser Warns of Government Web Threat (blogs.wsj.com)
- Net faces ‘political backlash’ (bbc.co.uk)