The Tweet Beat: The Best Congressional Tweets of the Week

By: Sophie Gilbert

Another week, another misplaced apostrophe from John McCain- all that unnecessary punctuation takes up valuable tweetspace! It’s a good week for his former running mate Governor Palin, who manages to beat down yet another one of those annoying ethics allegations. Darrell Issa incorporates musical themes into his tweets, Jared Polis thinks pine beetle damage is “way cool,” Claire McCaskill embraces her conservative followers, Denny Rehberg is worried about taxation of microbrews and Paul Broun sure has a way with words...

Schwarzenegger: http://twitpic.com/659a2 - We brought the electric Hummer to the Capitol today. Unbelievable technology, great potential.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, CA.

GovernorPerry: Just with Rush Limbaugh in Houston for a Michael McCaul fundraiser!! Two great conservatives.
Gov. Rick Perry, TX.

DarrellIssa: And we’ll have fun fun fun ‘till Obama takes our T-birds away: http://bit.ly/5rhbC. Climate change legislation in real American terms
Rep. Darrell Issa, CA.

IRL: Today starts the wk long exercize to see if so fla is ready for a hurricane to rival the one in 1926. Are our emergncy agencies ready? R u?
Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, FL.

Randy_Forbes: Does your woman or minority-owned business need help breaking into government contracting? http://tinyurl.com/lnwfru
Rep. Randy Forbes, VA.

jaredpolis: Also cut ribbon at grand opening of showroom for way cool “blue wood”(trees killed by pine beetles) http://tinyurl.com/ntozqs
Rep. Jared Polis, CO.

SenJohnMcCain: Obama has more czars than the Romanovs - who ruled Russia for 3 centuries. Romanovs 18, cyberczar makes 20.
Sen. John McCain, AZ.

newtgingrich: We have had a wonderful day with liz lev guiding us through both roman and Christian Rome She is so knowledgavle it is like graduate course
Newt Gingrich.

clairecmc: Kinda funny folks worried about healthcare study being biased and then asking me if I watch Hannity. Hello pot, meet kettle.
Sen. Claire McCaskill, MO.

clairecmc: You say you make Rush look moderate. A little scary, but I’m brave and sincerely glad you’re following. I’m always listening. @JustinHiggins
Sen. Claire McCaskill, MO.

DarrellIssa: Heading on Fox News at 4 p.m. Ill be discussing Obama’s Supreme choice (the judge, not Diana Ross!)
Rep. Darrell Issa, CA.

JohnEnsign: Just toured an embryo transfer facility which helps make our milk and beef industries more productive.
Sen. John Ensign, NV.

bobinglis: Very excited about this primary we’re going to have in 2010. Fabulous opportunity to present conservatism with a smile rather than a snarl.
Rep. Bob Inglis, SC.

clairecmc: Anyone else now getting ads on twitter? Very annoying.
Sen. Claire McCaskill, MO.

GovernorPerry: drove over to Llano yesterday for an event...what a beautiful drive and of course that smell of fresh BBQ at Coopers is pure heaven!
Gov. Rick Perry, TX.

SenJohnMcCain: Tribute & Statue dedication of President Ronald Reagan in the Capitol Rotunda – one of our nation’s greatest President’s & my personal hero.
Sen. John McCain, AZ.

DennyRehberg: I co-chair the House Small Brewers Caucus http://www.iamacraftbrewer.... New taxes will really hurt them. What’s your favorite micro brew?
Rep. Denny Rehberg, MT.

AKGovSarahPalin: We won. Another expensive, time consuming false ethics charge thrown out. Remember the one: I wore my coat w/Arctic Cat logo & was charged?
Gov. Sarah Palin, AK.

DeanHeller: I am pleased to announce Pahrump High School’s Logan Cratty as the winner of the congressional art competition. http://tinyurl.com/o9fe68
Rep Dean Heller, NV.

repmikecastle: Castle launches online help center for Delawareans: http://www.castle.house.gov...
Rep. Mike Castle, DE.

RepPaulBroun: MDToday, I renamed the Waxman-Markey Cap-and-Trade Bill, the Wacky-Marxist Tax and Cap Bill.
Rep. Paul Broun, GA.

DarrellIssa: Will you help me stand athwart Bailout Nation’s careening course and yell “STOP”?
Rep. Darrell Issa, CA.

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