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Tweet Beat: Celebrations Edition

This week in the congressional Twitterverse: cake, classy Kansans, and Lady Gaga on gay marriage

This week, the congressional Twitterverse buzzed about the top headlines—the overturning of the gay-marriage ban in California; Elena Kagan’s Senate confirmation; and the primaries in Kansas, Missouri, and Michigan—but members also had time for some lighter tweets. Highlights include John Kerry on Shaquille O’Neal, Gabrielle Giffords on pot, Mark Udall on bugs, and Peter Roskam on a new holiday. Plus Roy Blunt makes us hungry, Mary Bono Mack makes us jealous, Harry Mitchell has spirit, Jared Polis retweets Lady Gaga, Jason Chaffetz live-tweets an excursion with US Marshals, and Kansans are classy.*

*Disclosure: this Washingtonian writer is a proud Kansan.

JohnKerry @THE_REAL_SHAQ Welcome to Massachusetts, big guy.
Sen. John Kerry, Massachusetts

Rep_Giffords Think the border is secure? Think again—agents found +1,000 lbs of marijuana in an abandoned truck near Douglas, AZ last night.
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, Arizona

MarkUdall Great News: My bark-beetle bill won Energy Cmte approval today; next step is a vote in the full Senate. I’ll keep pushing.
Sen. Mark Udall, Colorado

JimDeMint I opposed Kagan’s confirmation because she does not seem to believe in constitutional limited government.
Sen. Jim DeMint, South Carolina

jaredpolis RT @ladygaga: REJOICE and CELEBRATE gay communities and straight all over the world. Our voices are being heard! Loud! SCREAM LOUD AMERI
Rep. Jared Polis, Colorado

MaryBonoMack is looking forward to another beautiful day in the Desert!
Rep. Mary Bono Mack, California

jasoninthehouse Headed out with US Marshals tonight. I will let you know how it goes.
Rep. Jason Chaffetz, Utah

jasoninthehouse One arrested hiding in the bushes. More to come
Rep. Jason Chaffetz, Utah

Arrested another one at a bar. Interesting when two of the patrons wanted to know if I was “that guy on tv.”
Rep. Jason Chaffetz, Utah

PeterRoskam On this 4th of August, our Debt Dependence Day, we’re fighting red ink, not red coats:
Rep. Peter Roskam, Illinois

RoyBlunt–Many thanks to Dave and Randy McArthur of McArthur’s Bakery for the great victory cake!
Rep. Roy Blunt, Missouri

RoyBlunt–At Cape HQ, enjoying some delicious elephant cookies baked by Lydia Rietzel.
Rep. Roy Blunt, Missouri

HarryEMitchell Congrats to ASU for being named one of nation’s best and greenest colleges. It was already the maroonest and goldest.
Rep. Harry Mitchell, Arizona

moranforkansas Thank you RT @RepToddTiahrt: Congratulations to @moranforkansas on a primary win. #jerrymoran will be the next Senator from Kansas.
Rep. Jerry Moran, Kansas

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