11 Amazing Tweets From Madeleine Albright
Ever since she started tweeting in September, the first female Secretary of State has excelled at social media. She's involved with her followers, keeps up with trends, and knows a picture is worth a thousand characters. Also she has a first name handle, the crème de la creme in the Twitter world. She makes it all look effortless, even when she answers to 59,000 followers. Of course, it's nothing compared to handling the United States.
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Parks and Admiration Yesterday Amy Poehler was Emmy-nominated for her role as Leslie Knope in Parks and Recreation. Knope expressed admiration for Albright in the show, so Albright's congratulations was particularly fitting. In one episode, she considers not dating a man because he doesn't know who Madeleine Albright is. "Wanna hear something awful? He didn't even know who Madeleine Albright was."
Madeleine Still Believes Before USA's game versus Belgium, Albright tweeted a photo showing she plays hard in red slingbacks--matching both her poppy brooch and Blackberry case.
Kick Like a Girl Here she is cheering on Team USA again, this time with puns and ice hockey champion Angela Ruggiero.
First, Let Me Take a Selfie Some lucky Princeton grads get to pose with Albright on the day she gets her honorary degree, which is especially great because she's wearing a gold tasseled hat.
HBD From MAKERS This collection would be incomplete without a mention of MAKERS. We were thrilled to interview Albright for our documentary, and we helped celebrate her 77th birthday with a little walk down memory lane.
Pinternational Affairs Albright's pins are the subject of a book, Read My Pins: Stories from a Diplomat's Jewel Box, and she has displayed them at Wellesley College, her alma mater. She told Smithsonian Magazine about her diplomatic accessory: "On good days, I wore flowers and butterflies and balloons, and on bad days, all kinds of bugs and carnivorous animals. I saw it as an additional way of expressing what I was saying, a visual way to deliver a message."
Encouraging Ambition The world is a great place when little girls draw pictures of diplomats instead of princesses. Yay Madeleine Albright for paving the way.
Women and Wordplay Penn Women is the Pennsylvania Conference for Women, a one-day conference dedicated to personal and professional growth. Pin woman is Madeleine Albright.
An American Tradition The Red Sox had an epic win last October. Albright throws back to their victory, both literally and in Twitter terms.
Friends in High Places Albright served under President Bill Clinton, during which time she and the first lady hung out. Hillary's latest job--as the third female Secretary of State--presumably brought them even closer.
A Head Start As a teenager, Albright needed to work on her French, but she already had a penchant for international relations. She served as chairman of her school's International Relations Club, foreshadowing things to come.
Of course Albright found a special brooch for her Twitter debut. It was a stellar start, and we can't wait to see how she keeps her relevant, character-filled account strong.