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The Tweet Beat: The Best Congressional Tweets of the Week

One thing we can usually depend on our representatives for is that they’re more commonly found on C-SPAN than TMZ. Not this week, however. What with Arlen Specter striking up a friendship with Magic Johnson, Maria Shriver being caught using her cellphone while driving, Keith Ellison bigging up Michael Moore, Russ Feingold chilling with Bon Iver and Denny Rehberg’s employee appearing on Jeopardy, it’s all seeming rather more glamorous than usual. We doubt Abra Belke will do as well as Barack Obama though, who managed to snag the big $1.4 million prize- to the profound irritation of House Republicans.

In other news, Chuck Grassley is faster than all the other over-60s, Arnold Schwarzenegger has an adorable breakfast (and seems to threaten his wife with “swift action”), Joe Wilson won some kind of award (presumably it’s not for rudeness), Jeff Flake is back from the remote island of Jabonwod and Darrell Issa is sucking up to Newt Gingrich again.

greshambarrett: President Obama…Nobel Prize…Really? Click here for a few thoughts
Rep. Gresham Barrett, SC.

BarackObama: Humbled.
Barack Obama.

algore: Congratulations @BarackObama on winning the Nobel Peace Prize
Al Gore.

DarrellIssa: @newtgingrich @karlrove Would you gentleman take the Issa Health Care Town Hall Challenge?
Rep. Darrell Issa, CA.

: – This is how I start my day.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, CA.

CongJoeWilson: Coalition’s 2009 Award of Merit: Congressman Joe Wilson (R-SC) issued the following statement today after recei..
Rep. Joe Wilson, SC.

ChuckGrassley: B4 goin farm ate well at ZaGaZig Shrine Auxiliary DsM Funder for Hospitals. Good food Home made noodles. 5K Run Sat raise money for adoption
Sen. Chuck Grassley, IA.

keithellison: Just saw Capitalism: A love story. Thought is was great; I recommend it. Very disturbing.
Rep. Keith Ellison, MN.

keithellison: Capitalism: Revealed an internal Citibank memo declaring America a “plutonomy” w/ 1% controlling more wealth than bottom 95%.
Rep. Keith Ellison, MN.

ChuckGrassley: Did a 5Kplus(they didn’t measure accurately) Sat for pro adoption organ POTTERSHAND.Shamed to post time. But I was fastest for those ovr 60
Sen. Chuck Grassley, IA.

zachwamp: Mid-Tn today. Montg Co-Allens Gun Shop, grassroots, Ft Campbell family appreciation picnic, Co GOP bar-bq w/ activists. Patriots strong 4 us
Rep. Zach Wamp, TN.

russfeingold: Honored to kick off AIDS Walk WI, especially getting to introduce ‘Fein’Tunes pick Bon Iver.
Sen. Russ Feingold, WI.

clairecmc: [email protected] Some dance mom trivia for you:ballet dancers use “merde” for good luck.Don’t ask me y,cuz it has stinky meaning in French.
Sen. Claire McCaskill, MO.

JeffFlake: I spent a week alone on the remote island of Jabonwod. You can read about this experience in the Washington Post -…
Rep. Jeff Flake, AZ.

DarrellIssa: Talking to newt about health care
Rep. Darrell Issa, CA.

SenArlenSpecter: The Daily Pennsylvanian covers my talk with @PennDems & the surprise endorsement by Magic Johnson.
Sen. Arlen Specter, PA.

johnculberson: Very disappointing to see Sen Snowe become an enabler for Pelosi/Obama/Reid’s plan to nationalize health care & turn America into France
Rep. John Culberson, TX.

DennyRehberg: Be sure to watch Abra Belke on Jeopardy tonight. Abra’s from Butte and works for me in D.C. Good luck Abra!
Rep. Denny Rehberg, MN.

Schwarzenegger: Thanks for bringing her violations to my attention, @harveylevintmz. There’s going to be swift action.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, CA.

DarrellIssa: AIG bonus hearing=fireworks. Stay tuned…
Rep. Darrell Issa, CA.

SenJohnMcCain: Russians reject sanctions on Iran – what a surprise. Unilateral concessions don’t work.
Sen. John McCain, AZ.

CongJoeWilson: Attending important full meeting of House Armed Services Committee. I am glad to see Gen. John Keane, a visionary on defeating terrorism.
Rep. Joe Wilson, SC.

RepShimkus: Inherent Safer Technologies…for terrorism or safe drinking water. This bill is mixing apples and oranges with more govt regulation.
Rep. John Shimkus, IL.

michaelcburgess: I was named “taxpayer hero&rdqu
o; by CAGW
Rep. Michael Burgess, TX.

greshambarrett: Praying for the safe return of the boy stuck in the balloon in Colorado. Our thoughts are with his family.
Rep. Gresham Barrett, SC.

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