02/16/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Rove Solicits Thank You Notes For President Bush Over Twitter

Karl Rove is already putting his new Twitter account to use, asking his 4,000-plus followers to send outgoing President George W. Bush a nice note saying toodle-loo:

Send a farewell letter to President Bush--Email [no attachments] and I'll give him your note on January 20.

I'm assuming that when he says he'll "give him your note," he really means that he'll forward them all to Alberto Gonzales, to lose and then not recall ever seeing under repeated questioning.

It's actually a pretty shrewd move, and the beginning, perhaps, of the GOP co-opting the online strategies of the Obama campaign, who had all manner of ways of capturing the email addresses of supporters. Those emails have formed a mighty political database that I believe is called the Rahm Emanuel Doomsday Device.

Anyway, send President Bush a "farewell" note and receive spam from the RNC encouraging you to drill baby drill forever.