With the help of friends on Twitter, I've found the title for the top new job in a politicians' office for the social media age: ScapeTern. That's an intern who's kept around solely for the purpose of being fired when the boss does something really stupid or offensive on Twitter. Like here.
Usage: "It's a mystery why Scott Brown still hasn't hired a scapetern."
Actually, I can think of so many cases of these people. But I'm sort of at loss at the moment. What are your favorite scapetern stories?