In the wake of Thanksgiving, most people lament their culinary indulgences and struggle to get back into the grind. But members of Congress are no ordinary Americans. Lawmakers returned to the Twitterverse with a vengeance this week. And there are some doozies. Michele Bachmann picks a fight with Mother Nature over her finances, John McCain continues his streak of terrible sports predictions, Pete King tries to peg American leaks as foreign terrorism, and Joe Wilson pledges to talk about tax relief . . . for 60 seconds.
Representative Frank Pallone: @FrankPallone Thought I was in Greece last night when dancers from St. George Church performed. New complex in Ocean Tp. will be center for Greek culture.
See, I was thinking Greece would continue to be the center of Greek culture.
I don’t even know what to say.
Wow. A quarterly radio show? That must take a lot out of you, Senator.
Book ’em, Daniel.
Representative Michele Bachmann: @MicheleBachmann Is “going green” about the environment or a “redistribution of wealth”? http://tiny.cc/6rpjz #tcot
You’re right, Congresswoman. Mother Nature has been asking for a handout for years.
Senator John McCain: @SenJohnMcCain I’m predicting a big upset today. . . Cards over KC–#GoCards!
We really hope the senator’s not a gambling man.
Senator John McCain: @SenJohnMcCain I’m rooting for Bristol on #DWTS, good luck tonight!
See what happens when you put Baby in a corner?
Representative Ted Poe: @JudgeTedPoe Texas Talk: Rep. Ted Poe Calls for Common Sense Airport Security http://bit.ly/g7193A #TSA
How can Thomas Paine be at every airport in the country, all day every day?
Representative Pete Olson: @OlsonPressShop Washington could take a lesson or two from Texas. . . . http://fb.me/CkOAkuCg
Representative Frank Pallone: @FrankPallone
Thanksgiving discussion w/ kids about Harry Potter’s ethics. Agreed Harry makes sacrifices for greater good w/out any personal benefit.
Did you lay down the ethical law over a pint of butterbeer and a pile of chocolate frogs?
Representative Pete King: @RepPeteKing Here is my statement on designating WikiLeaks as a Foreign Terrorist Organization: http://bit.ly/eBjrCL.
Does that mean Bradley Manning’s not an American anymore?
Representative Phil Gingrey: @RepPhilGingrey Check out my pictures from Georgia High School AA Football Playoffs! http://on.fb.me/ide7sZ
So that’s how you spent your recess!
Representative Maxine Waters: @MaxineWaters My message to the Ethics Committee is simple: schedule my hearing before Congress adjourns http://bit.ly/f2YkWJ
Not for nothing, Congresswoman, but I don’t think you get to call those shots anymore.
Representative Joe Wilson: @CongJoeWilson Tune in to Fox Business at 10:02 am I’ll be on discussing tax relief and making the adoption tax credit permanent
Not 10:01 or 10:03, but 10:02 AM? That’s precise!