Ellen DeGeneres is a celebrity.
Members of Congress think they are.
So the Oscar selfie wave started by the host of this year’s globally televised Academy Awards was sure to wash up on Capitol Hill, where the Gallup-tested public thinks many incumbents already are washed up.
Bradley Cooper and Meryl Streep, make way for Tim Kaine and Mark Warner:
— Senator Tim Kaine (@timkaine) March 6, 2014
This could be a blatant appeal to that generation of Millennials who have come of age — a digitally minded generation, per Pew, 55 percent of them having committed a selfie.
The president, of course, was a step ahead of even DeGeneres on this one:
The public, too, is attempting to get Congress’ attention about all those issues it is ignoring, such as immigration:
Then there are the @SelfiesOlympicz:
And this one isn’t really a selfie, rather more of a youzie:
— Pablo M. Díez (@PabloDiez_ABC) March 6, 2014
And the phone-photo that inspired the Hill:
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) March 3, 2014
And the inevitable knock-offs:
— The Simpsons (@TheSimpsons) March 5, 2014
— Starmobile (@happymanPH) March 6, 2014
Now this selfie’s a real dog and her servant — Kaya takes the Simpsons, Ellen DeGeneres and the Virginia Senate duo. pic.twitter.com/c77BACOby8
— Mark Silva (@NewsmanSilva) March 6, 2014