(CNN) – In this age of Twitter, there's a new sign of the change of political control happening on Capitol Hill Wednesday.
Outgoing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has officially changed her Twitter handle, from @SpeakerPelosi to the slimmed-down @Nancy Pelosi.
It may seem difficult for Pelosi to drop the distinct title from her Twitter name, but the California Democrat sees at least one silver lining:
"I'm now @NancyPelosi – 2 characters shorter than @SpeakerPelosi . RTers rejoice!" she tweeted earlier Wednesday.
The man who will take over the speaker's gavel meanwhile, Rep. John Boehner, assumed the handle @SpeakerBoehner at midnight Tuesday.
Twitter, which first launched in the Summer of 2006 was little-known in Washington circles during the last change of control in January, 2007.
I do regret I will miss very much the nice smile of Nancy Pelosi. Nevertheless, am fully prepared to see the showering crocodile tears of her replacement.
the stinch of speaker pelosi is now gone.!!! absolute power will corrupt ... the disaster she left behind now can be done away with... now lets clean the swamp.... look out barney ,investigations of you and fannie and freddie will soon come out...
Oh don't worry Pelosi, most of America is rejoicing about your demotion. The damage you did to this country over the last four years is incomprehensible. You would do the entire country a huge service if you just left Congress and crawled back to looneytunesville.
The Mayans were right,here come the nobrainers to finish off the world.