Just saw one of the most substantial exchanges I've ever seen on Twitter:
rdsahl Gov Patrick: WashPost blog floats your name for HHS. Are you in the mix? Would you take if offered. Thanks.
(and, about an hour later...)
I'm struck by this in several ways:
- Did RD Sahl ask the question on Twitter because he thought it would be most efficient, or because he wanted everyone to know he was asking? Or something else?
- By answering the question on open Twitter, Sullivan not only addresses Sahl but the rest of us as well, cutting out the media middleman.
- Is Sullivan's comment news? I know Twitter's becoming fairly common to locate sources for stories, but it seems uncommon to find the business of journalism happening like this.