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The Tweet Beat: The Best Congressional Tweets of the Week

This week: Chuck Grassley reaches new levels of incoherence, Claire McCaskill dedicates her Mother’s Day tweets to her mom, Rick Perry gets all romantic, Sarah Palin is irritated by all the ethics complaints that keep getting thrown at her but finds solace in reading, Newt Gingrich eats out again and John McCain finally agrees with Barack Obama about something. Just a small thing, but it’s a start. And all this bipartisanship makes John Carter happy.

ChuckGrassley: Mowed my lawn at farm 1sttime 09 YES w my 3 mower combine Harkin and I honored by WORLD FOOD PRIZE tonite DsM:
Sen. Chuck Grassley, Iowa.

newtgingrich: Going to the white house correspondents dinner tonight–right now going grocery shopping–already did dry cleaner and shoe repair
Newt Gingrich.

IRL: A successful hurricane summit in the keys. Great presenters. But let’s hope for a hoe-hum season. Uneventful.
Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Florida.

LeonardBoswell: Just finished marching with the Am Legion in the Bella Tulip Festival. A high Pt when Molly Klein (in costume!) appeared at my side! More…
Rep. Leonard Boswell, Iowa.

AKGovSarahPalin: As summer approaches the Great Land, so do AK visitors. We welcome you to visit us in the Land of the Midnight Sun!
Gov. Sarah Palin, Alaska.

clairecmc: My mom, Betty Anne, was the first woman ever elected to the Columbia,MO city council. I was in the 9th grade. I was embarassed.
Sen. Claire McCaskill, Missouri.

clairecmc: I have two sisters, one brother. Growing up my mom would get us in the station wagon by yelling “Last one in the car is a Republican!”
Sen. Claire McCaskill, Missouri.

GovernorPerry: He who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favor from the LORD. Proverbs 18:22 Happy Mother’s Day
Gov. Rick Perry, Texas.

newtgingrich: Callista and I had a great dinner with greta van susteren and her husband john at one of my favorites l’auberge chez francois in great falls
Newt Gingrich.

bobinglis: Headed to Oakmont Nursing Home to a Veterans celebration. They were young once and vigorous, and their courage preserved freedom.
Rep. Bob Inglis, South Carolina.

jasoninthehouse: “…the government borrowing almost 50 cents for every dollar it spends this year.” We have to stop running the gov on a credit card!
Rep. Jason Chaffetz, Utah.

JohnEnsign: Sitting at the Reagan library listening to the Dennis Miller radio show. My first time here. I first became a Republican because of Reagan.
Sen. John Ensign, Nevada.

johnculberson: Nope – I voted aganst GWBush all the time – I voted against over $2.3 trill GWBush new spending & now over $1.6 trill Obama new spending –
Rep. John Culberson, Texas.

GovernorPerry: Stump, the Westminster Dog Show Winner will be by the office today!!
Gov. Rick Perry, Texas.

clairecmc: Jack Dorsey @jack founder of Twitter stoppd by the office to visit this morning. Nice guy. Big on simplicity.
Sen. Claire McCaskill, Missouri.

SenJohnMcCain: May is Melanoma Awareness Month – don’t forget to wear sunscreen!!!
Sen. John McCain, Arizona.

AKGovSarahPalin: Yet ANOTHER ethics complaint filed & dismissed! Unfair to AKns that state dollars are wasted dealing w/these malicious complaints…
Gov. Sarah Palin, Alaska.

ChuckGrassley: To the Hill reporter who thought I didn’t input my own AM Tweet today. Well believe me I did. My Bb is always w me
Sen. Chuck Grassley. Iowa.

cathymcmorris: Just spoke to the National Community Pharmacists Association rally outside the Capitol
Rep. Cathy McMorris. Washington.

RepShimkus: Cooking an omelet with the united egg producers
Rep. John Shimkus, Illinois.

SenJohnMcCain: Administration decides against releasing detainee photo’s – strongly agree
Sen John McCain, Arizona.

jasoninthehouse: Happy birthday to Stephen Colbert.
Rep. Jason Chaffetz, Utah.

SenJohnMcCain: 3rd Annual GI Film Festival and USO reception with my good friend Kelsey Grammer
Sen. John McCain, Arizona.

AKGovSarahPalin: Piper, Trig & I will be on hand to help w/this great event promoting child literacy & a wide selection of reading material in the classroom.
Gov. Sarah Palin, Alaska.

GovernorPerry: Quilters Over Texas presented handmade quilts to each the wounded warriors tonight..what an evening of heartfelt thanks to these heroes.
Gov. Rick Perry, Texas.

JudgeCarter: One of the greatest things about being an American is that you can disagree politically during the day, and go share a beer at night.
Rep. John Carter, Texas.

newtgingrich: A false story was planted this morning about my sueing twitter. This is totally false and we have repudiated it with the media
Newt Gingrich.

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