Democrat or Republican, it doesn’t matter tonight. Both flavors of Iowa politicians are jumping to social media to get on the UNI Panthers’ bandwagon. The Panthers pulled, perhaps, their biggest win ever with an upset victory, 69-67, over the country’s top ranked team, Kansas (and, yes, my Missouri Tigers’ biggest rival).
Here’s what the politicians had to say on Twitter about the win in the order I found them tonight:
Senate Republican Leader Paul McKinley had the first post I saw:
AMAZING! Congratulations to the UNI Panthers! Great day to be an Iowan!
Iowa Republican Party Chairman Matt Strawn came next with this:
Mom is a #uni grad … All the justification I need to jump on the Panther bandwagon! Wow!
3rd Congressional District Republican Brad Zaun:
Go UNI Panthers!! UNI 69 Kansas 67!!!
Governor Chet Culver had this:
Congrats to the UNI Panthers on one of greatest upsets of all time! You made Iowa proud and good luck in sweet 16!
Republican Gubernatorial candidate Bob Vander Plaats followed with this:
Congratulations to the Panthers!
Senate Democratic Candidate Roxanne Conlin posted this:
Yay UNI! Way to go! Onto SWEET SIXTEEN!
1st District Democratic Congressman Bruce Braley tweeted this:
Do you believe in miracles? Great 81st birthday present for my mom, a huge Panther fan!
2nd District Congressional Republican candidate Mariannette Miller-Meeks said:
Wow! UNI beats Kansas! So if Obama picked Kansas was defeated, will health care reform fail also?
Republican Senator Chuck Grassley tweeted:
I feel sorry for Sen Roberts and Browmback that my Panthers beat Jhawks.