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Tweet Beat: Recess, Recounts, and “Roid Rage”

John Kerry on “roid rage,” representatives desperate for Facebook friends, and flashbacks to 2000 in this week’s TweetBeat.

It’s only August, but for the many members of Congress back in their districts, it must feel like November is just around the corner. This week’s Congressional Twitterverse was abuzz over midterm elections and Tuesday’s primary results. Plus, John McCain gets all 2000 election on Regis and Kelly (“We demand a recount!”), Lynn Jenkins tweets about Washington’s addiction problems, Barbara Mikulski (temporarily) says good riddance to DC, Leonard Boswell and Jason Chaffetz state the obvious (really? Jobs are good and people live in the West? Who knew?), John Kerry goes on about “roid rage attacks,” John Sullivan shamelessly angles for more Facebook friends, and Nancy Pelosi is on Top Chef.

RepLynnJenkins If anyone needs an intervention for their addiction, it’s Washington. November is the solution.
Rep. Lynn Jenkins, Kansas

SenJohnMcCain It’s an outrage Andrea from @KMLEnation wasn’t picked to guest host with Regis. We demand a recount!
Sen. John McCain, Arizona

Russ Feingold A great meal and great service! RT @calebroh Nice to see @russfeingold at Burnstads tonight. Hope he enjoyed his meal I brought out for him.
Sen. Russ Feingold, Wisconsin

USRepSullivan Lets connect on facebook! Visit my page and be sure to click the “like” button so we can stay in touch. #ok1
Rep. John Sullivan, Oklahoma

neilabercrombie One Word. One Community: My word for this election season is “Aloha”
Former Rep. (and current gubernatorial candidate) Neil Abercrombie, Hawaii

SenatorBarb Is sooo glad to be out of DC and with my md constuients. Esp @ their worksites DC is 45 mi frm Balto but the Reality distance is 45k miles
Sen. Barbara Mikulski, Maryland

johnboehner Name suggestions for Dems’ name-less spending bill RT @CNSNews_Com: Let’s play ‘name that bill!’ #tcot
Rep. John Boehner, Ohio

SpeakerPelosi Looking forward to tonight’s #topchef (I judge the Quickfire!)–can’t wait to see how the teams do in Restaurant Wars
Rep. Nancy Pelosi, California

LeonardBoswell Had a special visit today with World Food Processing in Oski. They rec’d a substantial USDA loan guarantee. Lot’s of Jobs! That is good.
Rep. Leonard Boswell, Iowa

jasoninthehouse The West is more than just a “romantic ideal.” Real people live in the West and their livelihoods are affected by DC decisions.
Rep. Jason Chaffetz, Utah

JohnKerry And a big night for AG Blumenthal, we need to have his back vs. $50 million in GOP/WWE roid rage attacks thru November.
Sen. John Kerry

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