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Tweets and Tits for Cantor Aide

Seems like if you’re going to pitch yourself into a NYT story about how effectively you’re using your Twitter account to advance your boss’s message, you might want to stop using it to check out porn as well.

Brad Dayspring, the fiery Communications Director to House Maj. Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), was in a NYT story over the weekend about Republicans using Twitter to reach their constituents. An excerpt:

“Within seconds, Brad Dayspring, Mr. Cantor’s Rasputin of retort, was on the case, his fingers ripping across the keyboard as if individually caffeinated. ‘Obama says he’s open to any “serious #GOP idea,’ typed Mr. Dayspring, the aggressive spokesman for Mr. Cantor, the Republican from Virginia who serves as House majority leader, in a message on Twitter. ‘Here are 15 jobs bills stalled in the Senate to get him started.’ A link from Mr. Cantor’s blog was quickly pasted in, the send button was hit, and Mr. Dayspring sat back slightly in his chair, pleased.”

Turns out Dayspring’s personal Twitter feed, @BDayspring, has 4,388 followers and follows 1,007 accounts, one of which is SexyTwitPics (a few of their pictures are featured above). Description: “We RT only the HOTTEST Pics DIRECTLY from Sexy Ladies’ Twitter Accts! (No random girls, xxx, guys) Ladies Mention us w your pics! 18+”

In other words, it’s tweet as we say not as we do.

We reached out to Dayspring for comment. He reasons that he has a SexyTwitPic model friend, so why not? “First of all, as my twitter account notes – it is not an official account – it is my own opinion,” he told FishbowlDC by email. “See: Communications Director, Office of the Majority Leader. Opinions are my own unless noted and RT’s aren’t an endorsement, yadda yadda. Second, the reason I follow it is because my friend in San Diego is a model who was featured on the site and suggested that her friends  follow it. Third, really? I don’t think this is a productive story for anyone. Are we really going to start looking into the thousands of accounts that people follow?”

Productive or not, you’d think that Weinergate would have had a bigger impact on Capitol Hill’s most avid tweeters. Check your accounts folks.

And check out the fifth account Dayspring follows…

(This story was updated at 5:30 p.m. to correct the current number of Brad Dayspring’s Twitter followers.)

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