It’s been a big week in Washington. First, there was the tell-all Rolling Stone piece about General Stanley McChrystal, who got the sack after poking fun at the Obama administration on the record. Congressional Democrats and the White House hammered out details of a major Wall Street-reform bill—but only after more than 20 hours of continuous negotiations. And the Senate overwhelmingly passed Iran-sanctions legislation.
But in the Congressional Twitterverse, members seemed most excited about soccer. Plus, John McCain gets fratty, members welcome interns, Gabrielle Giffords is star-struck, Jared Polis tries to get a date, John Shimkus is snarky about sweaters, and Darrell Issa complains about hangovers. Finally, some members get creative when talking about the national debt. Here are the best Tweets of the week:
jaredpolis woohoo!Sarah Silvernman endrsed my Healthy School Meals Act!Does that = I get to hang out w her? http://bit.ly/akIfij #sarahsilverman
Rep. Jared Polis, Colorado
IRL I uploaded a YouTube video—Ileana welcomes yet another group of summer interns (Part V) http://youtu.be/kJcnfcp_nyM?a
Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Florida
RepShimkus Japanese told to go to bed an hour early to cut carbon emissions. Sounds like Pres Carter and his sweater.
Rep. John Shimkus, Illinois
VernBuchanan Think Wimbledon tickets are expensive? Our National Debt has gone up by $1,729,000,000 during the Isner v. Mahut match
Rep. Vern Buchanan, Florida
clairecmc YAHOOOO!! USA USA USA!!
Sen. Claire McCaskill, Missouri
RandyNeugebauer What could our national debt of $13 trillion buy? iPhones for the world? 4 years at Yale for 68 million students?
Rep. Randy Neugebauer, Texas