Posted on | September 29, 2010 | 87 Comments
. . . which is the kind of double-dog-dare-ya thing you should never say to me. Ladies and gentlemen, the Tweet Heard ‘Round the World:
My response was appropriately dignified:
How long has this been my goal? Remember, this all started when Alyssa Milano re-Tweeted a post by Mickey Kaus last October. At that time, she had more than 300,000 followers — she’s now got more than 1 million — and everybody said it would never happen.
Not only was she a famous Hollywood celebrity but, as I explained at The American Spectator:
Some of my friends say that Alyssa is a dyed-in-the-wool liberal. . . . Surely, however, she would not allow mere politics to prejudice her Twitter habits.
Whenever you set out to achieve great things, you will immediately be told that it can’t be done. And if you listen to the naysayers, you’ll never achieve anything. Had I heeded the voices of discouragement– “Ah, she’s just another liberal Hollywood bimbo” — this never would have happened.
Fortune favors the bold. Those who dare, do.
Or, as my father often told me, “Son, ‘can’t’ never could.”
In a follow-up Tweet, Alyssa paid tribute to my persistence:
Yeah. You can ask Mrs. Other McCain about that.
Many thanks are due. Dan Collins of Piece of Work in Progress was an early supporter of the “Just One Tweet, Alyssa” campaign, and many others joined in. For nearly a year, it was a running joke — until it became a reality.
So thank you, Alyssa Milano.
And all you people who said it would never happen?