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Confused teen sends bizarre election tweet, becomes instant internet sensation

This article initially appeared on The Sydney Morning Herald.

It must be quite a shock for Julia Gillard to find that President Barack Obama's re-election somehow transformed her into Australia's male, Christian president who "actually supports what he says".

Confused? So was Kristen Neel, a teenager from Georgia, who gained Twitter infamy in Australia in a matter of hours on Wednesday evening. 

After news President Obama won four more years, the 18-year-old tweeted: "I'm moving to Australia, because their president is a Christian and actually supports what he says." 

She has since deleted her Twitter account, but search tool Topsy showed she was retweeted over 1500 times. 

Before she went offline, Ms Neel tried to explain. 

"I was referring to the prevous (sic) office that actually had a moral position," she wrote.

Australian political and media observers didn't take long to pounce, sending out numerous tweets:


Attempts have been made to contact Ms Neel.

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