The Fake Angela Merkel On Twitter Gets A Shout-Out From A Wall Street Research Report

Phony Twitter accounts are all the rage these days, and if you’re covering the euro crisis there’s arguably no more deeply sarcastic yet dismally truthful account out of EU leaders’ complex and agonizingly slow manner of dealing with the EU’s problems.

Well, take notice, real Chancellor Merkel. Analysts are taking note of your alter-ego.

A note out from Dario Perkins, the Director of Global Economics at Lombard Street Research, this morning started this way:

Angela Merkel gets a bad press in the UK. Journalists like to portray her as a stoic, overly cautious leader with a penchant for order and discipline. Yet, putting cliché aside and following her on Twitter you quickly discover another side to her personality – wonderful self- deprecation and a wicked sense of comic irony. For example, on Monday she revealed ‘this Euro summit is about jobs: my job, Nicolas’ job, Barack Obama’s job…’ She later followed that up with ‘Every European household to get a resident German budget supervisor!’ There is, admittedly, a chance this isn’t the real Angela Merkel, but where would the world be if you couldn’t trust the authenticity of things you read on the internet?

Check out a few of @Angela_D_Merkel‘s tweets below:

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Photo: @Angela_D_Merkel on Twitter

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Photo: @Angela_D_Merkel on Twitter

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Photo: @Angela_D_Merkel on Twitter

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Photo: @Angela_D_Merkel on Twitter

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