lady gaga vegas Harry Reid can't reach Lady Gaga's telephone, tweets her insteadBeing the most-followed user on Twitter is not without its perks. When Lady Gaga recently tweeted for fans to get in touch with Harry Reid about scheduling a vote to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” the Senate Majority Leader totally @-tagged her — at least sort of.

]]>ban on openly gay Americans from serving the military, urged followers to contact Reid, and @HarryReid was quick to respond. “@ladygaga There is a vote on #DADT next week. Anyone qualified to serve this country should be allowed to do so,” read the post, with a link to an article about his scheduling the vote for the following week. Democracy in action! Well, kind of. @HarryReid is not the senator’s official Twitter account — that would be the verified @SenatorReid — it’s the “Official Twitter account of Harry Reid’s 2010 re-election campaign.” In other words, the tweet in question was probably typed out by a campaign volunteer. And the even sadder realization from the exchange? The majority leader of the United States Senate only has 10,813 followers. Follow Zap2it and MikeyLikesTV on Twitter and Zap2it on Facebook for the latest TV, movie and celebrity news. Photo credit: Getty Images

Posted by:Mikey O'Connell