The Biggest Twitter Losers of 2011
2. Missouri Republican Lt. Gov Peter Kinder: Kinder never seemed to learn from his social media missteps, tweeting on multiple occasions about questionable things. In November, he re-tweeted a message about free wings at Hooters on Veterans Day while he was still considering a run to challenge Missouri Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon. It was far from the first time Kinder's tweets were scrutinized. He had previously urged his followers to "vote for [a] hot wife in the Top 25 Political Mom blogs" a day after Missouri was hit by the deadliest tornado in nearly 60 years and tweeted about "hostage situation" in a government building in 2009 only to later discover the incident never occurred. 1. Former Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y.: Weiner's fall was by far the most highly-publicized Twitter-meets-politics story of the year. He resigned in June after acknowledging he engaged in inappropriate exchanges with women over Twitter, triggering a special election to fill his vacant seat. The man who replaced Weiner -- Republican Rep. Bob Turner -- is likely to be a little bit more careful with his account. He had this to say after he was sworn in: "I do have a Twitter account. But I will use it fully clothed."