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The Tweet Beat

The best Congressional tweets of the week.

Now that the Great Healthcare Kerfuffle of 2010 is winding to a close (just kidding—we know we’ll never hear the end of it), it’s back to business as usual on the Hill. There must be an election looming or something, because John McCain is really sucking up to the most entertaining Vice President that never was, Sarah Palin. Really. Never have we seen so many exclamation points from the person we recently crowned the Grumpiest Man on Twitter. It’s a little embarrassing.

In other news, healthcare reform is going to drive up the price of pizza. Which in turn may drive down the cost of healthcare because fewer people are living off of Domino’s. John Cornyn is complaining about DC again, Peter Roskam is watching Lost, Steve Israel finds it as hard as the rest of us do to spell P-E-T-R-A-E-U-S, and Jim Himes is chilly. Our best wishes for a speedy recovery to Pete Hoekstra. And a happy birthday to our favorite tweeting representative, Jason Chaffetz—we’ll be happy to buy you Five Guys to celebrate.

RepKenMarchant How will the healthcare plan affect pizza prices? “The price of a slice of pizza is gonna go up drastically.”
Rep. Kenny Marchant, TX.

RepBillShuster “A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.”–George Bernard Shaw . . .
Rep. Bill Shuster, PA.

SenJohnMcCain Cindy and I are happy to have special guests in AZ!!
Sen. John McCain, AZ.

RepKenMarchant “Wisconsin Tanning Salons Getting Burned By New HCR Law”
Rep. Kenny Marchant, TX.

SenJohnMcCain Seems like old times with Sarah and Todd. Great crowd, great enthusiasm Thank you Tucson!!
Sen. John McCain, AZ.

repdonyoung I just named Jade Aldrighette as Alaska’s new Cherry Blossom Princess! #Alaska #cherryblossom
Rep. John Young, AK.

kevinomccarthy @jasoninthehouse Happy Birthday Jason!
Rep. Kevin McCarthy, CA.

RepShimkus John 19:29 Now there was set a vessel full of vinegar: and they filled a sponge with vinegar, and put it upon hyssop,and put it to his mouth
Rep. John Shimkus, IL.

MarkUdall Barry Goldwater said: “You don’t have to be straight to shoot straight.”
Sen. Mark Udall, CO.

petehoekstra Had carotid artery surgery yesterday. Doing fine. Heading home today. Muskegon Mercy a great choice. Back full speed soon. See you soon.
Rep. Pete Hoekstra, MI.

SenJohnMcCain Another fantastic event! So happy to have Sarah and Todd in Mesa!

SenJohnMcCain Thank you Sarah & Todd for coming to AZ–great reunion!! Make sure to follow Sarah @SarahPalinUSA

JohnCornyn Spectacular day in Austin; nice to escape the Beltway
Sen. John Cornyn, TX.

jahimes Swam in the Sound yesterday for Burroughs Community Center. 33 dgrs air, 43 dgrs water temp. Not Baywatch:
Rep. Jim Himes, CT.

FrankPallone Lack of civility during debate over #hcr is surprising given that Congress is only trying to cover All Americans.
Rep. Frank Pallone, NJ.

Senate_GOPs RT @George_LeMieux: It’s a Girl!

RepPeteKing Wishing everyone a good Passover–Chag Sameach.
Rep. Pete King, NY.

clairecmc Just finished Colbert. Fun. Now Mexican food with my daughters. Home early tomorrow morning, then travel around state.
Sen. Claire McCaskill, MO.

RepSteveIsrael Met with General Patreus about troops in Afghanistan and Iraq. Need continued investments in veterans health care.
Rep. Steve Israel, NY.

SteveKingIA 100% Repeal of Obamacare is only option for Patriots, Constitutionalists, Federalists, fiscally responsibles, & Liberty lovers. HR 4972 King
Rep. Steve King, IA.

PeterRoskam Don’t give up on Sayid. #lost
Rep. Peter Roskam, IL.

jasoninthehouse–View from the South House balcony on the day of the health care vote
Rep. Jason Chaffetz, UT.

SenJohnMcCain Drill baby drill! Good move–where are Reid and Pelosi on this?
Sen. John McCain, AZ.

FrankPallone Offshore drilling on the Atlantic Coast invites an environmental catastrophe that would have severe economic consequences for New Jersey.
Rep. Frank Pallone, NJ.

VernBuchanan–Home Plate at the Baltimore Orioles vs. Boston Red Sox game in Sarasota.
Rep. Vern Buchanan, FL.

JudgeCarter Make sure you send in your census form today. No April Fools joke there.
Rep. John Carter, TX.

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