“The problem with Keystone,” said Representative Bill Cassidy, Republican of Louisiana, “is that many of the workers are blue collar. They go to their job and come home and take care of their children, and I don’t know if they are going to get on Facebook and ‘friend’ a bunch of people or anything like that.”
Dude, did you seriously just try to pass off Facebook as elitist. I mean... no, just, seriously, no.... seriously?
He has a Facebook page of his own, of course... http://www.facebook.com/#!/billcassidy?sk=wall it's been SOP for members of Congress for at least five or six years now, or about as long as it's been since Facebook had a bonafide blue-collar rival in Myspace. And inasmuch as there's any honesty or thought in Cassidy's statement at all (doubtful) he may be be surprised to know that it's been even longer since a having a FB profile has conveyed any sense of social specialness. I don't know if you know this Bill, but it isn't just for college students and upscale urban professionals anymore. Facebook is free man. (and always will be!) it says so right there on the front page . My family members, (Not to go into too much depth), truck drivers, construction workers, railroad men, ex cons; all of them have children to take care of, and all of them are sending me requests for Mafia Wars as I type this. Everybody has Facebook you minister of accidental condensation. You should check to see who on your staff is failing to give you basic info before you pretend to identify with people who would force you into an hour long shower if they accidentially breathed your air. Jackass.