By Christina Wilkie - 03/01/11 12:20 AM EST
Now it’s helping lawmakers name their pets.
The endeavor began Saturday, when the Florida Democrat put out a call to her nearly 4,000 followers to “Help us name r new puppy. Tweet suggestions. Name should end in ie or y. My kids will see tweets — please be nice!”
Plenty of suggestions poured in, and less than 48 hours later, one very cute puppy had an unabashedly partisan name.
“Meet Demmy!” Wasserman Schultz tweeted Monday afternoon: “Schultz Family txs every1 for gr8 names. Txs 4 helping to match 2 of my passions — my politics+my pets.”
Demmy’s moniker likely comes as little surprise to those who work alongside the mom, lawmaker and ardent Democrat. Still, a few Republicans on Capitol Hill think Demmy needs a GOP counterpart.
“Why would a partisan dog ever be named Demmy?” joked one Republican House staffer, “when she would be so much cuter with a name that’s more Re-puppy-can?”