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The Tweet Beat: The Best Congressional Tweets of the Week

We know, John McCain. It can be heard to keep tabs on pesky everyday facts, like how many cars you have. But undisclosed Iranian nuclear sites? From someone who’s supposedly hot on foreign policy? Phew.

This week in Congress, Newt Gingrich continues his bromances with Republican members of the house, notably Roy Blunt and Darrell Issa. David Vitter is still obsessed with czars. Michael Burgess is endearing colloquial, Gresham Barrett is strutting (while not shamelessly sucking up to Joe Wilson), Chuck Grassley doesn’t care what you think about his tweet abbreviations, and Keith Ellison just about sums up how we feel about ACORN right now.

CongJoeWilson: I just heard on Mark Levin the heartfelt message from Sarah Palin on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, I support her and not the shameful UN!
Rep. Joe Wilson, SC.

keithellison: HHumphrey:moral test of a nation is how it treats those in dawn of life – children; dusk of life – aged; the shadow of life – disadvantaged
Rep. Keith Ellison, MN.

DavidVitter: Disappointed the Senate voted against my bipartisan anti-Czar amendment. Will keep fighting Obama czars for LA constituents.
Sen. David Vitter, LA.

RoyBlunt: Great night for our campaign. RT @newtgingrich Had a great event in St. Louis tonight for Roy Blunt’s Senate campaign.
Rep. Roy Blunt, MO.

: @DarrellIssa your health bill allowing the federal employee health plans (o be available to anyone nationwide just makes sense
Newt Gingrich.

bobinglis: Watch out, that snake’s not dead! Congress Daily reports Speaker is working over the CBO numbers, trying to get Blue Dogs on public option.
Rep. Bob Inglis, SC.

michaelcburgess: On the plane back to TX. Yay.
Rep. Michael Burgess, TX.

DarrellIssa: #ACORN, Lies and Videotape (my latest op-ed): what do you think?
Rep. Darrell Issa, CA.

SenJohnMcCain: opps – I meant two undisclosed nuclear sites NOT three…
Sen. John McCain, AZ.

repblumenauer: Republicans try to strip maternity care in health reform.
Rep. Earl Blumenauer, OR.

greshambarrett: no rain. strutting today in the irmo okra strut parade.
Rep. Gresham Barrett, TN.

michaelcburgess: A bailout for newspapers- is this a good idea?…
Rep. Michael Burgess, TX.

johnculberson: I have been laid low w/ a bad virus for several days, so I have not been very active on social media but am now slowly recovering
Rep. John Culberson, TX.

MarkUdall: Watching a great documentary on the beauty of our national parks. I’m reminded why Stegner called the West the “native home of hope.”
Sen. Mark Udall, CO.

ChuckGrassley: Thanks Ms Keehn for invite to speak Blairsburg skool and for inviting CAL and SE Hamilton to her skool Very Good Qs. 200 student town meetin
Sen. Chuck Grassley, IA.

RepShimkus: Signed letters and photo’s in Collinsville Office.
Rep. John Shimkus, IL.

keithellison: I amit it. Sometimes I’m just a fan. Talked w/ Somali Rap Artist K’naan today. Hits include: waving flag, ABCs, and T.I.A. Cool.
Rep. Keith Ellison, MN.

ChuckGrassley: Those of u who abhor the use of shorthand”skool” for”school” ought to try to Tweet a message in 140bytes. Pls complain to Twitter
Sen. Chuck Grassley, IA.

greshambarrett: @CongJoeWilson Thank you for your kind note this morning. I am grateful for your friendship.
Rep. Gresham Barrett, SC.

keithellison: More blah, blah, blah re ACORN. Member drills rep of SEIU re association w/ ACORN. Are you now or have you evern been associated w/ ACORN?
Rep. Keith Ellison, MN.

SenJohnMcCain: – Great meeting & tour of the Capitol with January Jones, who is an advocate for sharks. I’m a huge fan of Mad Men!
Sen. John McCain, AZ.

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