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Tweet Beat: Silly Season Edition

Andean trade, Karate Kid memories, and the Jonas Brothers

It was a serious week in politics and world affairs as unrest spread in the Middle East and quibbling over the budget began in Congress. But as the weather turned balmy, Washington tweeters had spring-like thoughts, from the beginning of the baseball season to the deliciousness of José Andrés’s bartenders’ cocktails.

SenJohnMcCain: Headed to the floor to speak about the importance of the Andean Trade Preference Act & the need to reauthorize it immediately
We must preserve our nation’s access to alpaca wool and prime ski trails!

ChefJoseAndres: gin&tonic from above! uuuhhh. . . .3 one of the day, im going to bed. . .
We’re sorry we inspired you to drink your sorrows away. Pour us one of those and maybe we’ll change our minds.

JasonInTheHouse: [email protected] Your pic is awesome. I don’t have one of me at that age, but see Ralph Macchio aka Karate Kid. It was that bad.
Does that make Representative Darrell Issa your Mr. Miyagi?

CatOmmanney: Had a call saying my toe nail was handed in to ‘lost and found in Beverly Hill’s’ but Ive gone off that color varnish-sooo last season. . . .
Who knew waiting to find out if your show got renewed was stressful enough to make your toenails fall out?

ClaireCMC: Our star #stantheman sitting next to Bill Russell and right behind President Bush.
Now if only you can figure out how to get the Cardinals to resign Albert Pujols, you’ll never have to worry about reelection.

DCJourno: my top Haddad garden party memory: watching Byron York FREAK out after a Jonas Brother spilled a bloody mary all over his seersucker
Fess up, DCJourno. You’re Joe Jonas, aren’t you?

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