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The Tweet Beat: The Best Congressional Tweets of the Week

You know things are getting ugly on the hill when people start making Jersey Shore comparisons. With confirmation emerging this week that the Democrats are going to try and pass healthcare via process of reconciliation (only they’re calling it a “simple majority” vote because it sounds better), the barrage of outraged and appalled tweets came thick and fast. But they’re boring and it’s nothing we haven’t seen all year, so we’re not including any of them. Sorry.

Luckily, there’s still plenty of other stuff going on. Pete Hoekstra, for example, is learning a new trade in case his run for governor of Michigan doesn’t work out, Jason Chaffetz is stuck in the crappy airplane seat AGAIN, Kendrick Meek is having a sandwich, and Gabrielle Giffords is making what we can only describe as “inappropriate” comments about cowgirls. And Paul Broun really needs to expand his cultural IQ. Just sayin’.

RepPeteKing  Private meeting with Bush 43 before LIA lunch with both Bush 41 & 43.
Rep. Pete King, NY.

RepMikeQuigley  When the Army goes green, we save money, lives, and the planet. Win-win-(win).
Rep. Mike Quigley, IL.

Senate_GOPs  Check out Sen. Scott Brown’s truck and Sen. Richard Burr’s VW Thing:

SenArlenSpecter  Cong. Sestak, either pay your employees minimum wage & comply with wage laws, or report yourself to the authorities.
Sen. Arlen Specter, PA.

JudgeCarter  What a day. Been trying to make it home. Finally at BWI heading back to God’s Country.
Rep. John Carter, TX.

RepSteveIsrael  After my phone call with Gov. Patterson yesterday, I know how hard his decision was today. Bur it’s the right decision for NY.
Rep. Steve Israel, NY.

jasoninthehouse  Ahhhh. 44D is my seat back to SLC. That’s two flights in a row with this ideal seat 🙂
Rep. Jason Chaffetz, UT.

RepGoodlatte  Today I voted against giving Miranda rights to terrorists. Most Dems want to treat them like common criminals:
Rep. Bob Goodlatte, VA.

KendrickMeek  Ordered the turkey club at Mel’s Diner in Naples.
Rep. Kendrick Meek, FL.

IRL  A wonderful reception 2 celebrate my parents’ 64th wedding anniversary. Not many couples get to that #!
Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, FL.

Rep_Giffords  Tucson cowgirls are smokin’ hot!
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, AZ.

JohnCornyn  Patriot Act extended: something else I agree with POTUS on
Sen. John Cornyn, TX.

Rep_Giffords  0.96 of an inch – that’s the record-breaking amount of rain recorded at Tucson’s airport Sunday. Nothing beats the desert in winter!
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, AZ.

petehoekstra  Did Pizza w Pete in Midland. Hey I can toss a pizza dough shell and not drop it. Very effective day.
Rep. Pete Hoekstra, MI.

garamendica10  Senate Republicans weep crocodile tears as they take critical benefits from 1.2 million jobless Americans
Rep. John Garamendi, CA.

RepPaulBrounMD  Snooki from The Jersey Shore has more substance than Obama’s bipartisanship “offer”
Rep. Paul Broun, GA.

SenGillibrand  Glad Sen Bunning has finally dropped his filibuster of UI benefit extension and agreed to let us have a vote to help those most in need.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, NY.

RepLynnJenkins  Can’t wait to get back home to Google this weekend
Rep. Lynn Jenkins, KS.

JudgeCarter  Just went to the House Floor to confirm that Rangel has resigned, and that Pete Stark is now chair of Ways and Means
Rep. John Carter, TX.

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