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Political lessons from the chat room
By GENE WEINGARTEN, Washington Post
© St. Petersburg Times, published January 25, 2001
The following is excerpted from one of AOL's "hottest sites," the Britney Spears Chat Room.
You are in BRITNEY SPEARS
PumpBody14: n e hot ladies in here?
Stinqwinky: Any hott guys want to chat?
Weinpost: Anyone want to talk about George W. Bush?
FN233: Ummmm. No.
Weinpost: anyone have any views on the issues facing the new administration?
Iamhorny18f: Any Hot Men Here I'll Strip For You on My Webcam. Click here.
Weinpost: Anyone think Geo W. Bush is a hottie?
ZCC101: Bush sucks.
Crazy10Guy: I'm from Hawaii.
Weinpost: Do you folks disagree with his politics?
ZCC101: He's a lier.
ChickDx: He's just a jerk lier wannabe. Why do you like him.
Weinpost: I don't like him, totally. I just think he's hott.
Weinpost: um, how old are you, Chick?
ChickDx: 14 u?
Buki7: n e one got naked pics of Spears?
Weinpost: i'm 49
Weinpost: Do you feel that Bush will have problems establishing his legitimacy, vis a vis the closeness of the election?
ChickDx has left the room.
GymnastKatie2000 has left the room.
JERaptor: n e 1 got nud pix of brit press 123
DirtyCrazyChico: You people saw her MTB Music Awards Performance? That was MAD TIGHT
Weinpost: Anyone here have any feelings about the new presidential administration of Geo W. Bush?
Jmaster96: I like feet.
Weinpost: I like George W. Bush and compassionate conservatism. Any takers?
MagicCircle449: this room sucks who seriosly likes Brittney here?
StoneColdsGirlie: Britney Spears is a hoochie.
Weinpost: Is Richard Cheney a hottie?
Scoobdoo1fan: no he is an old guy
Scoobdoo1fan: he's like 58.
Weinpost: Do you trust Cheney as the number two guy?
Scoobdoo1fan: I dont trust Cheny.
Scoobdoo1fan: Or whatever his name is.
Scoobdoo1fan: I hate bush and gore.
Weinpost: Why, Scoobs?
Scoobdoo1fan: bush wants to make it illegal to have an aborshone
Samkam1209: Gore tries bush lies
Scoobdoo1fan: And Gore wants us not to have cars.
Weinpost: NO CARS?????
Scoobdoo1fan: For the enviornment
JERaptor: ne 1 got nude pix of brit press 123
Cutiepie19545: this is a weird question but does anyone know what hospital britney was born in?
Weinpost: Do you believe in compassionate conservatism?
Scoobdoo1fan: I don't know what it is
Weinpost: Me neither!
Biznatchboy96: who thinks Britney iz hot?
Weinpost: Scoobs, do you like Britney?
Weinpost: Do you like George W. Bush?
Weinpost: Do you like Scooby Doo?
Scoobdoo1fan: i used to. I like the grincg now
Scoobdoo1fan: grinch. sry. bad spellar.
Weinpost: Are you concerned by the effects of this election on the nation?
Scoobdoo1fan: i stayed up all that night watching them get the polls from the states.
Weinpost: me too!
Scoobdoo1fan: i turned it in for extra credit.
Weinpost: uh, how old are you?
Weinpost: what do your parents do?
PimpadelicMan: Hey, whats going on in here
McnacLeah: any girls want to give me their honest opinion of my pic? IM me.
Scoobdoo1fan: my mom is a nurse. i dont live with my dad
Weinpost: What is the most important issue facing the new administration?
Scoobdoo1fan: sorry i dont know what that means
Weinpost: OK, what is your biggest worry? Personal worry, in your life.
CHAd 1 MuSkA: britany spears is hot!
Scoobdoo1fan: or my dog passing away and my mom dieing.
Weinpost: What is your dog's name?
KrOnIcpLaYeR: Any fine gurlz want to talk 2 a 15/m brown hair brown eyes 5'5?
Weinpost: Scoob, do you think we need a more conservative approach in government?
Scoobdoo1fan: Ppl might rebel.
Papakorn Jim: hey, scoobdoo1fan, want to chat?
Scoobdoo1fan: in a lil bit K?
Papakorn Jim: K.
Weinpost: Rebel? How?
Scoobdoo1fan: Well they might move and how would the US pay for itself then
Bfavre141: 16/f fu want nude brit spears pics IM em now
Weinpost: Whoa. Good point. If the govt is too strict people will leave. Erode the tax base. Where will they go?
Weinpost: Could be. So you think Bush should sort of pretend to be liberal to keep people happy?
Scoobdoo1fan: he could.
Weinpost: What would be a good first step?
Scoobdoo1fan: help homeles ppl
Weinpost: Good plan. Think it will happen?
SwTa2nRyCeLuVr17: Britney is like my computer.
Weinpost: why not?
Scoobdoo1fan: Becus the US doesn't care i think
SwTa2nRyCeLuVr17: Cheap and plastic.
Scoobdoo1fan: theyd probly say
Scoobdoo1fan: look its ur fault
Scoobdoo1fan: get a job
Iamhorny18f: Any Hot Men Here.
Scoobdoo1fan: Be right back. I think my jello is done
Papakorn Jim: Do you think Britney really likes Justin?
Papakorn Jim: i dont
Scoobdoo1fan: she IS going out w/ him. duh?
Weinpost: if i could get one message to George W Bush from Scoobs, what should I tell him?
Scoobdoo1fan: take some time get used to being the prez dont rush into things
Weinpost: good advice
Scoobdoo1fan: and dont be mean remeber the homeles its not there fault
Supercow5688: Britney Spears has fake ones but theyre still nice.
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