Everyone’s had their share of meltdown moments on Twitter, from your average user to people to official accounts whose tweets carry more weight. Usually, those meltdown moments are scrubbed before someone else can notice them.
Sadly for former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown, that’s not always true. The senator apparently had to deal with some unwanted interlocutors after watching his daughter in concert and decided to give them a piece of his mind. The results, posted shortly after midnight Saturday, left something to be desired:
Brown hasn’t commented on the tweets, but scrubbed them after a few hours — much to the consternation of several media-focused blogs. Gawker voiced their disappointment this way:
Scott Brown may not be a senator any longer, but maybe we can elect him the Vice President of Drunk Tweeting.
Mediaite, meanwhile, offered some impromptu political advice for how “Bqhatevwr” might actually have been a political asset in disguise:
…Brown deleted all of the tweets. (See? Nothing there now.) And I have to confess my great disappointment that he did this. He doesn’t appear to have claimed he got hacked, which is a plus, but… come on. He was destined to be the Bqhatevwr guy as soon as he sent that tweet, whether he got rid of it or not. And if he does run for office again… just think of the political benefits that could have been had from embracing Bqhatevwr instead of running from it.
[H]ad Brown embraced being the Bqhatevwr guy, everyone – even people who don’t see eye-to-eye with Brown politically, and especially young people, with whom Brown’s party has some well-known problems – would have eaten it up. Even if he’s lost – honestly, even if he’d never run at all – the Brown brand would have been enhanced by Bqhatevwr. He had two choices: one was to not take himself seriously, and try to use the tweets and typo to his advantage. Some might have called him a loose cannon, sure. Everyone else would have loved it, and he could have leveraged that to reach greater political heights.
The only obstacle to the would-be trend, of course, is that the word lacks an obvious way to pronounce it, given that it has a grand total of two vowels.
How do you think “Bqhatevwr” should be pronounced? Weigh in below.