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The Tweet Beat: The Best Congressional Tweets of the Week

Oh, ACORN. Not only have you sparked the greatest congressional witchhunt since the McCarthy ear, you’ve also prompted Darrell Issa to start making jokes again, which may be your worst crime against America. This week in Congress: All the attention is starting to go to Joe Wilson’s head. Better milk those fifteen minutes… Both Roy Blunt and Tom Perriello are also basking in praise but Michael Burgess feels snubbed. Jim Oberstar is using caps TO REALLY, REALLY EMPHASIZE HIS POINT; Arlen Specter is eager to link the two metropolitan cities of New York and… Scranton; Rob Wittman needs to stp abbrvtng, and Vern Buchanan still isn’t sure about this alleged “swine flu.” And like everyone else in Congress, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen is enjoying watching Tom DeLay shake his bon-bon on Dancing with the Stars. And the “waiving” of flags, apparently.

JudgeCarter: The ACORN 75 (Dems who didn’t ban funding to ACORN)…
Rep. John Carter, TX.

tomperriello: RT @JoeNBC I think Rep Tom Perriello (D-Va) has a bright future in politics. // Thanks, Joe.
Rep. Tom Perriello, VA.

Rep. Jim Oberstar, MN.

IRL: What an inspiring citizenship ceremony. New citizens were crying and waiving our flag. Many heartbreaking tales.
Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, FL.

clairecmc: I noticed ridiculous “birther” lawsuit thrown out because of complete lack of evidence. Talk about frivolous lawsuit.
Sen. Claire McCaskill, MO.

RoyBlunt: Robin Carnahan says Constitution is a “flexible document.” She thinks the Constitution is something liberals can make up as they go along.
Rep. Roy Blunt, MO.

michaelcburgess: Fonished taping Gov Huckabee’s show. What a truly genuine individual.
Rep. Michael Burgess, TX.

michaelcburgess: Obama will meet with anyone except House R’s.
Rep. Michael Burgess, TX.

JudgeCarter: Temple Daily Telegram: Taxing sugary drinks would cost people $70 a year.…
Rep. John Carter, TX.

SenArlenSpecter: After years of planning, the Scranton-NYC commuter line is one important step closer to becoming a reality.
Sen Arlen Specter, PA.

RepShimkus: Lunch with Dentists in Godfrey.
Rep. John Shimkus, IL.

CongJoeWilson: Just returned to Washington after a great weekend in district and mountains. So many people were genuine in expressing heartfelt support,
Rep. Joe Wilson, SC.

RobWittman: Insular Affairs Sbcmte will hear my bill to amend the Nrth Amricn Wtlnds Consrvtion Act to let prvt folks donate to costs @natreourcesgop
Rep. Rob Wittman, VA.

jasoninthehouse: At hearing on HR 1054, Polar Bear Trophy import bill
Rep. Jason Chaffetz, UT.

JudgeCarter: Politico: Ambulances take Sen. Robert C. Byrd to hospital.
Rep. John Carter, TX.

IRL: Took DC interns 2 lunch w/mi familia, spoke on House floor on need 4 UN reform, const appnt @ office n watched DeLay dance video on YouTube.
Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, FL.

DarrellIssa: There are lots of indep. auditors who need work in this economy. So why did you pick an ACORN comrade?
Rep. Darrell Issa, CA.

RepPaulBrounMD: Ahmadinejad’s on his way to New York City…
Rep. Paul Broun, GA.

IRL: Went to a reception for Justice Sonia Sotomayor that felt like a Dave Matthews Band concert: so much enthusiasm. Congrats 2 Nydia Velasquez.
Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, FL.

CongJoeWilson: Warm welcome by colleagues Tuesday with stories across country of Joe Wilson signs and praises. Senators Graham and DeMint are being helpful
Rep. Joe Wilson, SC.

cathymcmorris: New report shows GOP is dominating on Twitter:
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, WA.

: About to vote on my amndmt to restore a competitve grant program by removing earmarks in the program.Not optimistic Folks luv their ermrks
Sen. Claire McCaskill, MO.

DarrellIssa: Congress dumped ACORN. The IRS said “we should see other people.” Who’s next on the ACORN breakup train?
Rep. Darrell Issa, CA.

keithellison: Student Bill, HR 3221, new fed student loans thru Direct Loan prog, not subsidized lenders in fed guar’ted prog; $10B BACK to US treasury.
Rep. Keith Ellison, MN.

keithellison: I say elections have consequences. Dems fight for HC, help students, push transit, etc. Others guys: war, war, war and no HC reform.
Rep. Keith Ellison, MN.

VernBuchanan: How concerned are you about the spread of the “swine flu” in Florida and the rest of the United States?
Rep. Vern Buchanan, FL.

RepMikeCoffman: Just found out my barber, Walt Young is retiring after 60 years. Really going to miss Saturday visits to Walt. He’s an institution.
Rep. Mike Coffman, CO.

RoyBlunt: Thanks Newt. RT @newtgingrich I’ll be in Missouri on Thursday to support Roy Blunt for U.S. Senate. He’ll be a terrific Senator.
Rep. Roy Blunt, MO.

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