Sky's Niall Paterson reports on an interview David Cameron gave to Christian O'Connell this morning (odd, though he was on holiday in France) on Absolute Radio (never heard of it).
O'Connell asked him why he wasn't on Twitter.
It's too instantaneous... Too many twits might make a twat".A good line, although no doubt he will be criticised by those of a 'cloyingly sanctimonious' (copyright Tristan Hunt*) disposition for using the word 'twat'. However, it is now a word which has become almost synonymous with 'twit'. I suspect most people don't even know its proper meaning. Let's just wait for the howls of outrage. It is the silly season, after all.
Maybe Twitter newbie Henry Macrory will twitter about it. Henry is Cameron's Head of Press! If I were him I'd tweet "Dave says's Dale's a twat". That won't be news to anyone...
PS If I had written a headline for this blogpost I suspect I'd have proved David Cameron's point! That should, of course, not inhibit my blogreaders from having a go.
UPDATE: You can listen to the Cameron interview HERE. The Conservatives have just tweeted it, so they're clearly unfussed by the remarks.
* In a recent article the leftie historian called me 'cloyingly sanctimonious'. From him, I take it as a compliment.