As China promotes up-and-comers to its approximately 350-member CPC Central Committee, culminating in an announcement (we hope) of the all-powerful nine-member Central Politburo Standing Committee, the place you should be keeping an eye on today is @XHNews, Xinhua’s official Twitter account. Not only will it probably break the news of the new Standing Committee — yes, Traditional Media, eat your hearts out: Xinhua is breaking news via Twitter now — but it’s also currently upchucking, like a cat full of fur, golden chunks of unintentional comedy.
Above, the man of animal magnetism. Xinhua, in master understatement, tells us:
Hu Jintao cast a vote in election for CPC Central Committee, Central Commission for Discipline Inspection.
What are some things Hu Jintao is thinking? Skyfall. Winslow Homer. Jill Kelley. A tear for the ghetto. Whether life has meaning in the shadow of our imminent demise. Why the Kansas City Chiefs are so bad. Please add your contribution in the comments.
“…Did I… did I tick the right box…oh, wait, there’s only one box. Phew.”