In a move she probably stole from the president, newly appointed Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos ended day one in her new office Wednesday with a very bad tweet.
Day 1 on the job is done, but we’re only getting started. Now where do I find the pencils? :) pic.twitter.com/0vRKF1opE9
— Betsy DeVos (@BetsyDeVos) February 9, 2017
When DeVos was confirmed Tuesday after a historic 51-50 vote, the internet exploded with reactions condemning her and loud public opposition.
Elementary math under Betsy Devos
Q: Ned and Sheryl each have 4 apples. Who has more apples?
A: Whomever Mike Pence decides has more apples.
— Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) February 7, 2017
Now DeVos is confirmed, we can move on to the key question: does America even need schools anymore?
— #JeSuisS&P500 (@ProfJeffJarviss) February 7, 2017
To all who are angry or frustrated about today's vote confirming DeVos, please know: the vote may be over, but our fight must continue. pic.twitter.com/QHFveiRv9d
— Sen. Cory Booker (@SenBooker) February 7, 2017
The confirmation came after Vice President Mike Pence was required to cast a tie-breaking vote, making DeVos the first cabinet nominee in history to need that measure.
But since she apparently can’t find her pencils after her first day in charge of the office that controls public schools and federal student aid, the Twitterverse is here help.
— Rajan Narang (@rdnarang) February 9, 2017
Betsy DeVos desperately trying to hire Clippy as her personal assistant.
— bridezillaofeldorado (@SamGrittner) February 9, 2017
my daughter just received her new betsy devos-issued textbook pic.twitter.com/c1tHhrhpF1
— Bob Vulfov (@bobvulfov) February 9, 2017
At the store. Something you should know: we teachers buy pencils and supplies for our classes with our OWN money.
— Robin McCauley Lynch (@RobinMcCauley) February 9, 2017
— Christopher Heath (@CHeathWFTV) February 9, 2017
At least some of the kids in high school will be eligible to vote by the time her first term is up.