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People on the internet really liked seeing Mayor Rawlings-Blake forget to gavel the DNC

Following the e-mail scandal that caused Debbie Wasserman Schultz to step down as chair of the Democratic National Committee, our very own Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, who serves as secretary of the DNC, was asked to gavel the start of the party convention.

Everyone here in town--i.e. the mayor's constituents--was not thrilled about it.

Nevertheless, this was a big moment on the national stage for the mayor. And yesterday, Rawlings-Blake walked on the stage and called the Democratic National Convention to order. Huzzah! There was only one problem: She forgot to bang the gavel. So she came back out, gave a wide-eyed look and held the gavel aloft as if to say, "Oh yeah, this thing," and banged in on the lectern.

With Twitter being the Internet's wailing wall for instant reactions, memes, and hot takes on the news of the day, this moment soon became a .gif, to the delight of just about everyone.

Here are some of the best tweets about it


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