Bill Clinton overcomes shyness to join Twitter -

Bill Clinton, the 42nd president of the United States, has joined Twitter with a little help from TV funnyman Stephen Colbert. 

Slick Willy apparently joined the network to promote the Clinton Foundation. In his first tweets he offered words of praise for Colbert and said he is happy to join his daughter Chelsea on Twitter.

However, Hillary Clinton is still not on Twitter. We guess she was preoccupied by some more important matters in recent years.

Cobert welcomed Clinton by tweeting: "I taught @billclinton to tweet! This is almost as exciting as the time I taught Cheney "Dance Dance Revolution."

Clinton already has 250,000 followers, but he has a long way to go before he overtakes Obama, who has 30 million followers. In terms of sheer popularity, he could probably do it. After all, his eight-year tenure was marked by stable economic growth, no major wars and even a budget surplus or two. 

Then a cowboy from Texas and a kid from Chicago took over and we all know how well that went.