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The Tweet Beat: The Best Congressional Tweets of the Week

With so much drama in Congress this week it’s a wonder there’s time for any lawmaking. The news of Mark Sanford’s infidelity has provoked far more response tweets than the news of John Ensign’s did, although predictably David Vitter and Newt Gingrich are keeping quiet on this one. Funnily enough, neither Ensign nor Sanford has tweeted since news of their extra-marital affairs came out. No sign of a “cryin for 5 days in B Aires” tweet or a “doug hampton sux,” but we’ll keep an eye out just in case.

In other news, kudos to Mike Pence and Rick Perry for turning their Twitter avatars green in solidarity with the Iranian protesters, even though it makes them look less than healthy. John McCain seems to think he’s a battleship, Claire McCaskill makes a smokin’ brisket and Susan Collins is much less excited by the sight of Nick Jonas than most of the House interns were.clairecmc: I hope I’m never mean to people I disagree with. It makes me sad:many people are angry,downright mean to people who have different opinions.
Sen. Claire McCaskill, MO.

Schwarzenegger: – A little adventure just now when my plane made an emergency landing. All’s ok, though.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, CA.

ChuckGrassley: Can anybody tell how to get digital KWWLtv News I’ve got converter box. I want watch Ron Steel
Sen. Chuck Grassley, IA.

SenJohnMcCain: The U.S. Navy ship tracking N. Korean vessel is the destroyer USS John S. McCain
Sen. John McCain, AZ.

AKGovSarahPalin: Summer Solstice reminds us every second in AK’s gorgeous summer is unmatched so enjoy! Go outside get fresh air, keeps things in perspective
Gov. Sarah Palin, AK.

clairecmc: My dad had a terrific sense of humor. Very dry, loved practical jokes. I’ll tumblr some later. Now I have to get brisket on smoker.
Sen. Claire McCaskill, MO.

RepShimkus: At a public policy briefing of the society of plastics international.
Rep. John Shimkus, IL.

jasoninthehouse: Said hi briefly to Stephen Colbert. His hair is till quite short. Such a nice guy.
Rep. Jason Chaffetz, UT.

ChuckGrassley: I’m being interviewed PBs rite now. I’m happy to be interviewed. I’m going to a meeting
Sen. Chuck Grassley, IA.

newtgingrich: Callista and I just returned from a great freedom alliance nra cruise in the baltics. Freedom alliance helps children of military

MarkWarner: Engaging/thoughtful conversation w/ Judge Sotomayor. Also shared stories abt law school & made pitch for her to move to VA
Sen. Mark Warner, VA.

chelliepingree: I like Rep. Rohrabacher, but an hour of listening to him discuss his belief that global warming is a myth is painful at this hour.
Rep. Chellie Pingree, ME.

senatorcollins: nick jonas testifying about his experience with diabetes
Sen. Susan Collins, ME.

jaredpolis: I got bumped from Hardball tonight because Gov Sanford had an affair with a woman in Argentina
Rep. Jared Polis, CO.

DarrellIssa: actually in the cloakroom – votes going on – but it’s certainly another personal failure by a government official
Rep. Darrell Issa, CA.

clairecmc: This place loves to dwell on tragic comedy of infidelity.I feel for this man’s family. What are these guys thinking of?I truly don’t get it.
Sen. Claire McCaskill, MO.

bobinglis: Not one of us is capable of fully living the truths we proclaim. Each of us is dependent on grace. I’m praying Psalm 51 for Mark Sanford.
Rep. Bob Inglis, SC. 

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