Candidate takes fake Twitter account in stride even though it’s designed to miff teachers

GOP House District 81 candidate Chris Boedeker is not losing sleep over a fake Twitter account that someone started last week, even though the spoof tweets about education are clearly designed to provoke educators.

“I looked at it briefly,” he told me on the phone today. “I noticed it over the weekend and I faxed in the identifying stuff to Twitter to get it taken down.”

Boedeker has no idea who created the fake account, but says Twitter has not played a big role in the campaign and that no one had asked him about it until I called.

Among the FAKE tweets:

A lunch lady with a textbook and a photocopier could replace any teacher.

A decent teacher would be able to handle a classroom of 40 children.

Statistics show that most teachers work 2.6 hours a day. Our children deserve better.

Lady @ table next 2 us got free dessert for her bday. Sorry, I’m just not comfortable with handouts.

If nurses were as smart as doctors, they would have gone to medical school.

For the record, here is Boedeker’s real Twitter account. You will find legitimate tweets from him there.

For laughs only, here is the FAKE account.

Boedeker is challenging state Rep. Scott Holcomb, D-Atlanta.

–from Maureen Downey, for the AJC Get Schooled blog

7 comments Add your comment

[...] isn’t to say that Boedeker hasn’t been sinned against. Over at Get Schooled, my AJC colleague Maureen Downey says someone has created a fake Twitter account using Boedeker’s [...]

indigo

October 30th, 2012
1:27 pm

From the time I was in the first grade to the twelveth, my classrooms often had forty students.

Starik

October 30th, 2012
5:03 pm

I live in the district, and they’re spending some money on both sides – lots of mailers, including one from Boedeker accusing his opponent of…wait for it…attending the University of Connecticut!

Hillbilly D

October 30th, 2012
5:15 pm

Doesn’t anything good ever happen on Twitter?

[...] isn’t to say that Boedeker hasn’t been sinned against. Over at Get Schooled, my AJC colleague Maureen Downey says someone has created a fake Twitter account using Boedeker’s [...]

shame

October 30th, 2012
10:21 pm

Boedeker has shown himself to be classless in many of his comments. He probably did this just to get attention.

Private Citizen

November 1st, 2012
2:22 pm

indigo care to share? where was this at? sounds interesting, would like the hear more.