A former government ethics guru tweeted that Sarah Sanders’ tweeting about eviction from a restaurant was an ethics violation because she used her official government account. I am impressed that the U.S. Government has ‘official‘ Twitter accounts for official twits. That goes a long way in explaining why the U.S. Government public debt is so large.
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The ethics Guru said that the press secretary should have used her personal account rather than one with her job title on it. Evidently her job title conveys an official status to the Twitter account. The Guru said using a twitter account was the same as if an ATF guy pulled out his badge at a restaurant when they want to throw him out. I hadn’t previously known that Twitter has badge status and will sure to be more respectful if I ever get a Twitter account.
In a way, the Red Hen expulsion was done for official, though perhaps not rising to official Twitter status, reasons. So it seems reasonable that the press Sect replied within her Official Twitter account. After all Sanders was booted for on-the-job causes. Like Homeland Security Chiefs, A Press Sect Chief never sleeps.
In my opinion the Sanders’ report was more like an Army action/observation report where one comments on, what is it? Size, location, unit, number, activity etc. on an official form.
The boss of the Red Hen probably did not even offer to give the Official Twitter-Certified Press Secretary a doggy bag. Sarah Sanders should have just zipped it and ate out back with the rest of the Republicans and rode home in the back of the bus wearing hijab.
The Official Twitter event…
“Sarah, I know you don’t care even a tiny little bit about the ethics rules, but using your official account for this is a clear violation of 5 CFR 2635.702(a). It’s the same as if an ATF agent pulled out his badge when a restaurant tried to throw him/her out.”