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Hillary Clinton gets Twitter account

WASHINGTON - Twitter, meet @HillaryClinton.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton joined Twitter on Monday, describing herself with a dash of humor as a "pantsuit aficionado" and a "hair icon."

The former New York senator and first lady sent out her first tweet under the handle @HillaryClinton. In her first tweet, Clinton thanked the creators of the popular online parodies called "Texts from Hillary," and said, "I'll take it from here." She added a hashtag #tweetsfromhillary.

The potential 2016 presidential candidate's profile page on the microblogging service shows the infamous photo of a stern-looking Clinton wearing dark sunglasses and reading her Blackberry aboard a military plane while leading the State Department during President Barack Obama's first term.

Her biography section includes light-hearted descriptions such as "hair icon," "pantsuit aficionado," and "glass ceiling cracker." The bio ends with the letters "TBD," meaning, "to be determined" - which could be a reference to her potential White House bid.

After only a few hours, Clinton had racked up more than 100,000 followers.


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