Items retweeted this evening were not intended nor approved for this account. They do not in any way represent the views of NASAJPL.—
NASA JPL (@NASAJPL) October 18, 2012
On Wednesday night, someone took over the government-operated NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s Twitter account and turned it into a Cher-like social media cesspool for anti-Romney rants and raves. Followers immediately wondered why their tax dollars were being used to subsidize lunatic partisan messages and disseminate Soros-sponsored hit pieces on Republicans.
The guilty tweeter tried to cover his/her tracks:
But quick-acting Twitchy readers captured some screen shots of the @NASAJPL retweets:
At 1:22am, @NASAJPL disavowed the political tweets, but did not identify the culprit or mention any consequences.
We’ll see. Safe to say, the NASA employee tweeting from the far-left corners of outer space has come back down to Earth.