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Larsen Staffers Learn Twitter Sees All

December 8, 2011

Twitter has claimed its latest victims in the realm of politics.

Inappropriate tweets from the personal accounts of three aides to Rep. Rick Larsen, D-Wash., that were published on a center-right news website have prompted their firing, the congressman's spokesman confirmed Thursday afternoon.

NW Daily Marker published a story which included tweets from two of Larsen's legislative assistants and a legislative correspondent. The tweets were made between August and early December of this year.

Some of the more, ahem, interesting tweets:

-- "I'm pretty sure I couldn't pass a field sobriety test right now. Looking forward to a day in the office."

-- "Dear taxpayers -- I hope that you don't mind that I'm watching YouTube clips of Nirvana at my government job."

-- "So my drinking prowess is being called into question by @betsybites. Be careful what you wish for. #DSR."

-- "My coworker just took a shot of Jack crouching behind my desk. We have unabashedly given up on just abotu all things work related #D2R."

-- "Best walk of shame ever #FTW #D2R."

In a statement, Larsen spokesman Bryan Thomas confirmed that the three staffers have been terminated.

"Congressman Larsen and his staff became aware of the issue concerning the three staff members at noon EST. We became aware of the issue through a tweet referencing an article about the incident. Congressman Larsen immediately decided to fire the three staff members involved in the incident. The staff members were dismissed at 1:10 p.m. EST. Neither Congressman Larsen nor his other staff were aware of the actions by these three staff members before today. Congressman Larsen is disappointed by their actions and takes this very seriously. He has made it clear that he will not tolerate this kind of behavior," said Thomas.

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