A Former NSC Spokesman’s Memorable Twitter Debut

(Photo from TVietor08 Twitter account)

If nothing else, the man certainly knows how to make an entrance.

That patriotic-looking gentleman above is Tommy Vietor, who until last week was a White House National Security Council spokesman. And donning that garb in front of Old Glory while holding what looks to a beer is how he chose to make his Twitter debut on Sunday.

Vietor was one of the so-called “Young Guns” who helped then-Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., become president in 2008. He then spent the next five years helping reporters — including this one — obtain information, confirm tips from sources — and shoot down countless other tips. He left the White House to pursue other opportunities, according to reports.

For that, and for making Twitter a little more interesting, this correspondent salutes Mr. Vietor. I tweeted him requesting the story behind his profile picture. No response. Yet.

John T. Bennett

John T. Bennett

Bennett is the Editor of Defense News' CongressWatch channel. He has a Masters degree in Global Security Studies from Johns Hopkins University.
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