Are these 49 characters a waste of your 160 character allotment for your Twitter bio? I suspect so, because if I tweet something outrageous or offensive, those 49 characters are not a firewall from getting fired, or even from a client firing my employer for that matter. Just look at Rashard Mendenhall whose tweets were seen as a little too sympathetic to Osama Bin Laden. Had he had a “tweets don’t reflect the views of my endorsers” disclaimer, would he have lost his endorsements? Absolutely.
The United States has much to be grateful for and proud of in the wake of Osama Bin Laden’s assassination. The men and women of our intelligence community and military acted with stunning heroism and skill. Following the orders of a decisive, strategically astute commander in chief, they surgically eliminated one of our deadliest enemies, sending an unequivocal, lethal message to his followers and inevitable successors. As Mr. Obama notes, it was “a good day for America”. Now, how about the next day, and a decade down the line?