The Tweet Beat: The Best Congressional Tweets of the Week

By: Sophie Gilbert

It may have been Valentine’s Day, but if love was in the air this weekend on the Hill it was hiding in Scott Brown’s truck. Artur Davis seems to have been the only one to even have a date, although John Boehner did send a very sweet message to Aaron Schock (when he wasn’t too busy contradicting himself). And we can’t blame Boehner for that, because the freshman congressman from Illinois’ 18th district sure does put the “cute” into “interlocutor.”

In other news, it’s still snowing across the land, and the vistas are encouraging Joe Wilson to get kind of poetic. Well, maybe not poetic, but more eloquent than “YOU SNOW”. Jason Chaffetz is really upset that his appearance on the Colbert Report failed to yield its promised reward, Judy Biggert is STILL talking Asian carp, Mike Rodgers is finding ways to budget during meetings with constituents and Jared Polis is on TV. And when life gives John Cornyn lemons (aka unwanted stimulus funding for projects in his district) he’s damn well going to make lemonade (ie take as much of it as he can get).

SenJohnMcCain  I’m not making this up...Biden says Iraq could be one of the great achievements of the Obama Administration
Sen. John McCain, AZ.

HouseDemocrats  Best wishes for a speedy recovery to President Bill Clinton

jasoninthehouse  Out with US Marshals tonight. Lots of warrants to serve.
Rep. Jason Chaffetz, UT.

ChuckGrassley  Go to my website for my full comment Reid scuttle our effort to reduce taxes and restart biodiesel plants DO DEMS really welcome Rep ideas
Sen. Chuck Grassley, IA.

JudyBiggert  This Sunday 8:30 am – watch for Judy on Fox Chicago morning news. She’ll be talking Illinois jobs and Asian carp.
Rep. Judy Biggert, IL.

CongJoeWilson  Beautiful snow in Midlands, this rare event is beautiful with accumulation on trees and shrubs. Now we can identify with snow challenges!
Rep. Joe Wilson, SC.

jahimes  Just hit 1,000 followers on twitter. Does that make me a kilotwit? I’ll check with the 10 year old in my house.
Rep. Jim Himes, CT.

PeterRoskam  I’m explaining Twitter to my 79 year old mother. Good news! She’s got it.
Rep. Peter Roskam, IL.

GOPLeader  @repaaronschock did a very nice job this morning on NBC’s Meet the Press
Rep. John Boehner, OH.

ArturDavis  Wishing everyone a Happy #Valentines Day! Taking Tara to one of our favorite restaurants tonight.
Rep. Artur Davis, AL.

RepSteveIsrael  HYPOCRISY WATCH: Newt Gingrich says “hands off Medicare” after trying to end Medicare. http://tinyurl.com/yhmc2cn
Rep. Stever Israel, NY.

jasoninthehouse  Devastated. I am devastated. Just watched the latest “Better Know A District” episode on Colbert Report. Utah’s Third is still not lit up!
Rep. Jason Chaffetz, UT.

jasoninthehouse  Stephen, I know you are reading this....please put Utah on the board!!
Rep. Jason Chaffetz, UT.

CongJoeWilson  Happy to be with Dutch Fork Republican Women’s Club at Seven Oaks Park, I have been an associate member for over 30 years!
Rep. Joe Wilson, SC.

Daniel_Inouye  Senator Inouye is about to get strawberry shave ice from Matsumoto’s.
Sen. Daniel Inouye, HI.

jaredpolis  Woot woot! I’m the 10th most influential House Dem on Twitter! THANK YOU FOLLOWERS :-) http://bit.ly/c2V59J
Rep. Jared Polis, CO.

SteveKingIA  Fat Tuesday & I’m too fat. Christ fasted for 40 days & 40 nights. I will make weight by Easter or skip family Easter dinner to serve them.
Rep. Steve King, IA.

JohnCornyn  Myth: no contradiction to vote against reckless stimulus but if maj hellbent to spend the money anyway, make sure Texas gets fair share
Sen. John Cornyn, TX.

EricCantor  The Democrats’ stimulus plan has failed to achieve the goals that were set for it. Fact.
Rep. Eric Cantor, VA.

repaaronschock  His constituents are paying for it RT @kararowland Gibbs slams House GOP Whip Cantor for opposing stimulus but seeking high speed rail fund
Rep. Aaron Schock, IL.

RepMikeQuigley  *@PressSec Re: your comment about no politician being able to best Colbert -- I dunno, I thought I did okay last week :)
Rep. Mike Quigley, IL.

jaredpolis  Congrats to our Congressional District’s first Vancouver Gold Medal Winner: Vail’s own Lindsey Vonn! Go Lindsay! Go Team USA!
Rep. Jared Polis, CO.

ChiefDeputyWhip  What do ghosts, UFOs, and witches have in common? More Americans believe in them than in the stimulus creating jobs. http://j.mp/alRGtH
Rep. Kevin McCarthy, CA.

jaredpolis  Just heard from a friend that I am in this week’s Real World episode on MTV!
Rep. Jared Polis, CO.

RepMikeRogersAL  I will be at the McDonald’s in #Roanoke at 10:30 for a Congress on Your Corner meeting. Come on by if you’re in the area.
Rep. Mike Rogers, Alabama.

GOPLeader  Dana Perino and Bill Burck on the White House’s misguided counterterrorism policies (via @NROcorner): http://bit.ly/9sOhnv
Rep. John Boehner, OH.

GOPLeader  RT @nytimes In Blow to Taliban, 2 More Senior Leaders Are Arrested http://nyti.ms/9bdHoq
Rep. John Boehner, OH.

petehoekstra  Just stopped at Corner Bakery in Jackson. Great people. Jim the plumber was here. Fun stop.
Rep. Pete Hoekstra, MI.

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