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Funny headline goes here on Utah's Mark Shurtleff Twitter gaffe

Notes for wed morn ticket item: First, talk about twitter exploding all over. millions now--oprah, sarahp, bo. Called tweets. Now even pols want to look hip and cool and use it. But ez make misteaks, Tweet something to entire world when you don't wanna or think you're only DMing someone. Like oops!

How embarrassing that'd be. etc etc.

Then into how Utah attorney general, Mark Shurtleff, on some kinda trade mission to Israel (What does a state atty gen trade with Israel anyway -- one of their laws for one of ours?)

And how he musta heard on Twitter that fellow Repub, Tim Bridgewater, is launching primary run vs that old GOP DC guy, Bob Bennett, who hasn't been in Senate as long as Joe Biden. Still pretty long time.

Bridgewater announces his bid tuesday via Twitter, like Dem Gavin Newsom for Calif gov while back. 

So Shurtleff (almost 52) musta gotten worried & starts Direct Messaging a pal about jumping into the repub primary too, how he's lined up buncha conservs and it's "Time to rock and roll!"

Except OMG! he wasn't Direct Messaging his pal.

Nope. He was sending everything to everybody on his list of followers, more than 1,600 people.

And they start sending all his msgs all over and others did too. And oh boy what an embarrassing mess that'd be if you put out something priv that wasn't ready 4 public posting. Laugh a lot @ that. Geez, can u imagine? Bonehead move.

Insert link here to Salt Lake Tribune story.

-- Andrew Malcolm byline goes here

Then here put that really cool promo thingy to sign up for The Ticket's Twitter account like everyone who's anyone is doing. Or follow   @latimestot

For God's sakes don't post this thing until its ridy, cleand up & stuf!!!

oh And get ap pic of shurtleff maybe smiling like good sport

Utah's Republican Attorney General Mark Shurtleff

 
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A veteran foreign and national correspondent, Andrew Malcolm has served on the L.A. Times Editorial Board and was a Pulitzer finalist in 2004. He is the author of 10 nonfiction books and father of four. Read more.
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