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The Tweet Beat
The best Congressional tweets of the week. By Sophie Gilbert
Comments () | Published April 9, 2010
It’s almost a disappointment. After months and months of snarkiness and partisan rhetoric, things in the political twittersphere have calmed down to such an extent that there seems to be a pervading sense of… goodwill. Is this possible? We know easter means chocolate and chocolate releases serotonin which makes people happy, so it could just be a temporary lull. We hope so. All these tweets about eggs and happiness and family are pretty dull.

In other news, Steve King lost 13 lbs over Lent! Amazing! Arlen Specter is enjoying the start of baseball season, Pete Hoekstra is cooking, Cathy McMorris is optimistic and Peter Roskam is still avidly watching Lost. And Randy Neugebauer isn’t about to let his newfound notoriety slide by neglecting patriotism. No, sir.

kevinomccarthy  Hope everyone has a Blessed and Happy Easter! 
Rep. Kevin McCarthy, TX.

zachwamp  Grateful to good folks in all 3 grand divisions who have put me in position to win nomination. Happy Easter to all. Christ is risen. 
Rep. Zach Wamp, TN.

FrankPallone  Positive news w/ employers creating 162,000 new jobs in March. Sign of progress toward economic recovery. 
Rep. Frank Pallone, NJ.

clairecmc  What a great day, dyed Easter eggs with my neice(marbled color!) and now working jigsaw puzzle(map of US w/all the baseball stadiums noted). 
Sen. Claire McCaskill, MO.

clairecmc  Husband Joe very nervous,grew up in East Lansing and huge Spartan fan. M State has overcome great obstacles.Love him, gotta cheer for them. 
Sen. Claire McCaskill, MO.

CongJoeWilson  Terrific children’s Easter Egg Hunt this afternoon hosted by Betty and Bruce Slusher of South Congaree. Happy Easter to everyone! 
Rep. Joe Wilson, SC.

KendrickMeek  Happy Easter to you and your family from Kendrick, Leslie, Lauren and Kendrick Jr. Today is a day for faith and family. Enjoy it. 
Rep. Kendrick Meek, FL.

CongJoeWilson
  Wonderful Easter dinner with Nick Gabriel celebrating Greek Easter which this year as rarely same as Western Easter. Baklava is original!!! 
Rep. Joe Wilson, SC.

SteveKingIA  Made weight so sat down to Easter dinner with family. Dropped 13 lbs during Lent. Clothes fit and my soul is improved. Happy Easter! 
Rep. Steve King, IA.

congbillposey  i hope that before he retires the shuttle program That President Obama will bring his family to see a launch. Awe inspiring! 
Rep. Bill Posey, FL.

jahimes  Beautiful Easter yesterday. Service in morning, gorgeous music, incredible weather. Girls are still at 5000 rpms from all the chocolate. 
Rep. Jim Himes, CT.

SenArlenSpecter  What could be better than Opening Day with President Obama? A Phillies win. Go Phillies! 
Sen. Arlen Specter, PA.

Rep_Giffords  Felt the tremors all the way from Baja California in Tucson yesterday. Hope our Yuma folks have their power restored by now! 
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, AZ.

RandyNeugebauer  I don’t know about you, but I’m getting tired of Afghanistan President Karzai slamming America. 
Rep. Randy Neugebauer, TX.

petehoekstra  Just worked at Sila’s in Berkley.Nice folks, cut tomatoes/sliced mushrooms/washed dishes/and made al fredo sauce.Signed health care petition 
Rep. Pete Hoekstra, MI.

clairecmc  Woof. Go Butler. 
Sen. Claire McCaskill, MO.

RepDanBurton  Way to go #Butler Bulldogs! You guys played a great game and made Indianapolis and all of Indiana very proud tonight. 
Rep. Dan Burton, IN.

HarryReid  Sen Reid: My heart goes out to the victims of the tragic accident in West Virginia, their families and friends. Thinking of you all today. 
Sen. Harry Reid, NV.

cathymcmorris  April showers bring May flowers 
Rep. Cathy McMorris, WA.

ThadMcCotter  Stubbornly clinging to his 80s Ivy League radical chic, Obama is dismantling our nat’l sec to disprove Reagan’s successful Peace through... 
Rep. Thaddeus McCotter, MI.

PeterRoskam  “See you in another life, brother.” #lost 
Rep. Peter Roskam, IL.

GOPLeader  RT @Drudge_Report OBAMA MAN: RAISE TAXES, START EUROPEAN-STYLE VAT http://drudge.tw/bhptem 
Rep. John Boehner, OH.

KendrickMeek  Kendrick Meek water. We’re product placing now. Thirsty? Try Kendrick Meek for US Senate water. http://ow.ly/i/10f4 
Rep. kendrick Meek, FL.

CongJoeWilson  Don’t forget to send your Census form back. If you don’t, a Census worker will come to your home, costing taxpayers $57 . 
Rep. Joe Wilson, SC.

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