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Tweet Beat: Meltdown Edition

Lawmakers turn to kiddy lit, and media critics worry about Charlie Sheen

Last week, we couldn’t keep up with spread of protests in the Middle East. This week, we were forced to keep up with Charlie Sheen. The actor’s various interviews in recent days have lost him and the rest of the Two and a Half Men crew a successful TV show. One of our DC Housewives has taken the sympathetic route, while media guy Howard Kurtz made us realize what Sheen and Libya’s Muammar el-Qaddafi have in common.

@nancypelosi “I know, up on top you are seeing great sights,but down here at the bottom we,too,should have rights.” #DrSeuss cc @govwalker

When in doubt, turn to Dr. Seuss. He has all the answers.

@theREALLyndaDC Does anyone really need 10 pairs of shoes for 5 days #fashionvictim if I lost 10 lbs I could pull from my size 2-4 closet. Incentive . . .

Most of us have just one closet. Others, apparently, have ones for every occasion or weight check-in.

@SenateDems @SenatorReid spox responds to @johnboehner: “Tough talk from someone being bossed around by a bunch of freshmen”

Oh, snap! Those are some harsh words for the House Speaker newbie.

@maryamons Are tigers one with the universe & known 4 tolerating 5 rocks of cocaine in one night? Will someone please explain?#praying4charliesheen

We’re scared, too, Mary. We’re scared, too.

Khadafy to Amanpour: “My people love me. They would die for me.” Or because of him. Wow: He’s less tethered to reality than Charlie Sheen.

Anyone else thinking what I’m thinking? It’s time for a Sheen and el-Qaddafi (Khadafy? Kadaffi? Who knows?) reality TV show.

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