The Washington Times - June 10, 2013, 01:26PM

Just when you thought the 2016 presidential speculation had subsided a bit, Hillary Clinton goes and joins Twitter.

The former secretary of state, former senator and the political world’s most talked about, yet unconfirmed, contender for president now has a verified account on the popular social media site with the handle @HillaryClinton.


Her headshot is cleverly imposed on a larger, widely distributed photo of her checking her phone in sunglasses during her jet-setting time in President Obama’s Cabinet.

Her personal description is also humorous, with “hair icon” and “pantsuit aficionado” listed alongside titles like “Senator” and “FLOTUS.”

Her final descriptor is “TBD,” a wink and a nod to her to-be-determined path toward either the White House or a relaxing retirement.

Mrs. Clinton boasted tens of thousands of followers by mid-afternoon, yet her only tweet so far offers thanks to two men who created the popular “Tweets from Hillary” Internet meme. In her tweet, she tells them she’ll “take it from here.”

She’s following only four other accounts, including her daughter Chelsea’s and one maintained by her husband, former President Bill Clinton.

Satirist Stephen Colbert prodded the former president to join Twitter earlier this year, and now Mr. Clinton boasts more than 700,000 followers.