@NatSecWonk, the controversial Twitter account of disgraced National Security Council staffer Jofi Joseph, walked a fine line between between gossip, trolling and self-parody. The account infuriated the White House with its personal, sometimes offensive attacks on government officials. But it was also, on some level, supposed to be a joke -- or so said Joseph in a statement to Politico.
As far as political parody accounts go, however, @natsecwonk was more barbed than funny. But the political parody is alive and well on Twitter. Here's proof.
Is it real? Is it parody? Senior White House official could maybe possibly be written by an actual White House staffer, but years of goofy tweets have led most followers to assume otherwise. It specializes in prolific political observations of the vaguely silly variety.