By Paul Bedard, Washington Whispers
So it's come to this: White House policy is being doled out in 140 characters or less, about 22 words. White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, who's following his staff into the world of Twitter, says it's a lot harder than it looks to stop at the mandated 140. "I do not know yet if I have tried to type one of those out where the number right next to the box didn't say 'negative' something, and then I'm trying to figure out how to shorten. There's a whole language, obviously, and typing with numbers and symbols, that has evaded me. I'm sure my son could teach me that far better than I could pick it up."