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Lt. Gov. takes Sox passion to Twittersphere

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It started as a rally cry for Detroit Tigers fans. Before game 2 of the ALCS against the Red Sox, Michigan's Lt. Governor, Brian Calley, Tweeted: #Detroit just has a toughness #Boston could never understand.

"I thought somebody had to defend our favorite sons, the Boston Red Sox," said Vermont Lt. Governor Phil Scott.

Scott, a faithful Sox fan, tweeted back: Never count out #BostonStrong.

"It's nerve wracking because I want to make sure I do it right," Scott said. With more than 1,000 followers and close to 500 Tweets, Scott still calls himself a Twitter novice. "I put sentences together that end in periods. It's a bit difficult for me to get used to the slang," he said.

But Scott says the cyber spat -- all in good fun of course -- highlights how the social media tool can be used to spark a conversation watched by thousands halfway across the country. The two Republican leaders have only met once in person. Scott says with every tweet -- serious or silly -- his skills get sharper. "I have to admit right around the 5th inning I was having my doubts. And wondering what I was going to tweet next," he said.

Luckily for Scott, a stunning grand slam by David Ortiz in the 8th inning spared Vermont's second in command from having to craft a 140 character concession. "He saved the day. It was a great ending and it's typical of what Boston does -- they dig deep and come out swinging," he said.

As for future predictions, Scott isn't tweeting just yet, but jokes his political career hinges on a big Red Sox win. "My Vermont Everyday Jobs Tour is depending on them wining and getting to the World Series because I am going to be the tour director for the first game at Fenway with Milne Travel, so I am counting on them succeeding over the next few games," Scott said.

And if this Twitter battle had a score, there'd be a "W" in Scott's column.  Even Michigan's Lt. Governor had to recognize the win, tweeting: Got to hand it to the @redsox. Great comeback. See you in #Detroit where @JustinVerlander is waiting.

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