In another installment of "be careful what you tweet," an aide for the Illinois governor was fired on his first day on the job, reportedly for inappropriate tweets. News reports identify some of the former aide's tweets as being racist and homophobic, including the following:
- "To the Indian people in the library: SHUT THE F--- UP!"
- "I bet you liked that #fag"
- "Maybe body slamming reporters is the winning formula for republicans in IL?"
It's important to point out that many of these tweets were posted years ago, so employees should take notice that what's in the past doesn't always stay in the past. The Internet doesn't forget.