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