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When Twitter met Washington

Twitter CEO Biz Stone explains why he bought a suit and came to the Capitol:

Twitter executives did a meet-and-greet with federal lawmakers in recent months because they wanted to establish a good relationship with politicians when the company is in the enviable state of not needing anything from them, Stone said.

“A couple of months ago, our general counsel told me, ‘Look, everyone in Washington thinks Twitter has 30,000 employees who are jerks. So buy a suit and we’ll parade around all the senators and you will say hello and how can we help you,’” Stone recalled (Twitter has 300 employees now). Political leaders “are supposed to represent the people, and they need to stay connected to people. Almost all of the senators are on Twitter. The Russian president came to our office to send his first tweet.”

I can only hope they spent some time with Sen. Chuck Grassley:

By Ezra Klein  | October 13, 2010; 2:10 PM ET
 
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