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The Tweet Beat: The Best Congressional Tweets of the Week

Another week, another misplaced apostrophe from John McCain, but this time as a special holiday bonus there’s more than one to look for. We love you, Sen. McCain, but you’re obviously aware of Twitter’s need for brevity (“continue the fight 2 prevent cuts 2 Medicare”) so why all the unnecessary punctuation?

In other news, our representatives seemed to enjoy Thanksgiving, with nary a partisan jab between them (except for you, John Culberson). We’d like to give thanks for Chuck Grassley, without whom the Twittersphere would be a much duller place. John Boehner seems to be outraged by the fact that stimulus money is going to dancers studying ants  in Arizona- perhaps John McCain could investigate? Senator Inouye had a meeting with one of the few people whose name is more unpronounceable than his own, Claire McCaskill hearts Mark Twain, Jason Chaffetz is still eating badly, John Shimkus is still applying bible passages to everyday life and Joe Wilson admires General Petraeus but can’t spell his name. It is a bit tricky though, in all fairness.

IRL: The Lehtinen Clan will participate in Miami’s Thanksgiving TurkeyTrot @Tropical Park @ 7:30am. Seemed a good idea when we signed up…
Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, FL.

jaredpolis: I made the Real World DC Trailer!
Rep. Jared Polis, CO.

MarkUdall: Happy Thanksgiving! I’m thankful for my family, our brave troops, and the beauty of our planet.
Sen. Mark Udall, CO.

RobWittman: I hope that everyone had a very Happy Thanksgiving and that you are enjoying today either shopping,relaxing or working
Rep. Rob Wittman, VA.

johnculberson: We must also stop Obama from giving Constit rights to terrorists/enemy soldiers: they’ll lawyer up atour expense & go free on techicalities!
Rep. John Culberson, TX.

johnculberson: Back later: I am off to help a neighbor trim her Christmas tree
Rep. John Culberson, TX.

ChuckGrassley: 22 people To Grassley farm house for Thanksgining DiNner. Barbara took two days to prepare. Devoured in 30min. Lots of leftovers WeThankfu
Sen. Chuck Grassley, IA.

JohnCornyn: “[A]n emboldened Islamic Republic will continue to march confidently toward a bomb over the wreckage of Mohamed…
Sen. John Cornyn, TX.

JohnCornyn: “The real issue is what the messages say about the way the much-ballyhooed scientific consensus on global warming…
Sen. John Cornyn, TX.

GOPLeader: In Arizona, ‘stimulus’ spending data ‘clear as mud’ – money goes to dancers, studying ‘turtle ants’
Rep. John Boehner, OH.

clairecmc: Born today in 1835,MO’s own Samuel Clemens aka Mark Twain. GREAT writer. thanks @carlabond for reminder.Favorite Twain? gotta be Huck Finn.
Sen. Claire McCaskill, MO.

Daniel_Inouye: Senator Inouye is meeting with Ambassador Sudjadnan Parnohadiningrat of Indonesia.
Se. Daniel Inouye, HI.

jasoninthehouse: Should I or should I not get the hotdog at the airport?
Rep. Jason Chaffetz, UT.

RepShimkus: On board my flight to DC.
Rep. John Shimkus, IL.

RepShimkus: Matthew 25:13 Watch therefore for you know neither the day nor the hour.
Rep. John Shimkus, IL.

donmanzullo: Here’s what I know about the Administration’s plan to move Gitmo to northwest IL.
Rep. Don Manzullo, IL.

FrankPallone: Today is World AIDS Day. We should remember the courage of Ryan White and how he helped get the public’s attention & dismantle prejudice.
Rep. Frank Pallone, NJ.

SenJohnMcCain: Good morning! Will be on NBC, ABC, and CBS at 7 am regarding the President’s decision on Afghanistan.
Sen. John McCain, AZ.

CongJoeWilson: Finally the reinforcements requested by our military leaders on the ground are being provided. I trust Gen. McChrystal and Gen. Patraeus.
Rep. Joe Wilson, SC.

SteveAustria: Glad President finally made decision on Afghanistan. Now we need a clear mission, winning strategy and to get our troops home safely.
Rep. Steve Austria, OH.

michaelcburgess: Should be covered by CSPAN.
Rep. Michael Burgess, TX.

SenJohnMcCain: I will continue the fight 2 prevent cuts 2 Medicare & senior’s access 2 quality care – a price American’s should not be asked to pay
Sen. John McCain, AZ.

GOPLeader:  RT @RepMikePence: “It never makes sense” to tell an enemy when you will stop fighting.
Rep. John Boehner, OH.

SenBillNelson: I told my wife Grace not to push the refresh button so many times
Sen. Bill Nelson, FL.

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