Awkward! We’re totally averting our eyes … if “averting our eyes” means preserving this tweet by the Department of Energy. Instead of sharing Secretary Steven Chu’s letter announcing his decision to step down, the department linked to a National Cancer Institute page about pancreatic cancer.


Twitchy is forever.

The tweet was quickly and quietly deleted before the real letter from Secretary Steven Chu was tweeted.

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  • jonhartz

    Your government competence in action! Hey, why not let them run healthcare? They do so well with the veterans hospitals!

  • NachoCheese (D)

    Since the link-fail linked to an article on prostate cancer, is that the Twitter equivalent of mooning the internet?

  • stuckinIL4now

    Since it involved Chu and the energy department, they got the “cancer” part right as in both have been a cancer on the American economy to the similar deadly effect that pancreatic cancer is.

  • RightThinking1

    Chu himself must be realizing that he his hopelessly lacking any experience in dealing with real-world problems.

  • dmacleo

    so it was accurate then.