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Twitchy getting to you? Rubio’s Chief of Staff protects his Twitter account!/kausmickey/status/330068202832928768

It’s official, Sen. Marco Rubio’s Chief of Staff is no longer an available source for Twitchy stories. Cesar Conda, whom we’ve knocked multiple times for his grandiose misstatements about Rubio’s proposed immigration legislation, has protected his tweets so that mean little Twitchy-birds can’t find them.


That’s a sign of free, open debate! Or not.

@ctironman Thanks. I just thought he hadn’t posted in a while. I’ve applied!

— Mickey Kaus (@kausmickey) May 2, 2013

On tenterhooks: Will Rubio chief of staff @cesarconda give me permission to view his now-protected tweets? #walkaroundblocktocalmnerves

— Mickey Kaus (@kausmickey) May 2, 2013

@kausmickey @cesarconda – Cesar’s tweets are now protected…? That’s a big red flag right there. #harbingerofdefeat

— ┊Radio Corps ☄ (@radiocorps) May 2, 2013

We submitted a “follow” request to Conda this morning. So far our request has not been approved.

People protect their tweets all the time, but it’s a bit of an unusual step for a widely watched policymaker — especially someone whose tweets have become a subplot in a contentious legislative battle.

If someone needs to protect his account so that critics can’t critique his declarations, that’s telling. A strong argument does not need to be hidden from public view.


The Washington Examiner’s Byron York reached out to Conda to ask why he locked down his Twitter account.

Some have noticed that Rubio chief of staff @cesarconda has locked his Twitter account. Speculation over why…

— Byron York (@ByronYork) May 3, 2013

I asked: Conda says he read Matt Labash’s anti-Twitter piece in Weekly Standard and decided to take break for a while…

— Byron York (@ByronYork) May 3, 2013

Also says he needs to spend less time on Twitter and more on actual work…

— Byron York (@ByronYork) May 3, 2013

Uh huh.

Why would it be necessary for Conda to protect his Twitter account in order to take a break from Twitter?

.@byronyork Huh? If @cesarconda wantd 2 stop tweeting he cld stop tweeting. Protecting feed means bogus promises in archives no longr public

— Mickey Kaus (@kausmickey) May 3, 2013

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