I Got the Tweets Like Grassley

  • Aired:  04/10/12
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Stephen celebrates Chuck Grassley's minimalist Twitter feed and artistic aversion to typing. (3:01)

I WANT TO SAY "CHIP"?

THOUGH THE MEDIA SPOTLIGHT MOVES ON THE ROMNEY, FOLKS, THESE DAYS ALL POLITICIANS HAVE A POWERFUL

MEDIA OUTLET AT THEIR DISPOSAL -- TWITTER.

AND NO REPUBLICAN USES IT MORE EFFECTIVELY THAN 78-YEAR-OLD CYBERPUNK SENATOR CHUCK GRASSLEY.

OVER THE WEEKEND, GRASSLEY CAUSED A TWITTER STORM BY RESPONDING TO OBAMA'S CRITICISM

OF THE SUPREME COURT WITH THIS TWEET: "CONSTITUENTS ASKED WHY I AM NOT OUTRAGED AT

POST-TRAUMATIC PREZO ATTACKS." TOUGH TALK?

SURE.

TOUGH TO UNDERSTAND?

OH, YEAH.

[LAUGHTER]

BUT I BELIEVE GRASSLEY'S JUST PROVING HE'S A FISCAL CONSERVATIVE BY REFUSING TO BUY

A VOWEL.

FOLKS, I WAS SO IMPRESSED WITH THE SENATOR'S ECONOMY OF LANGUAGE THAT I WENT BACK TO

READ HIS ENTIRE TWITTER FEED.

CHECK OUT THIS BLAST FROM MARCH 12th.

NORWALK HS 41 STUDENTS STOP PRICES AFGHANISTAN, GAY MARRIAGE, IOWA, ECONOMY, F-16.

FOLKS, FOLKS...

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

THIS ISN'T JUST TWEETING.

THIS IS AVANT-GARDE STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS POETRY.

IT'S JACK KEROUAC TYPING "ON THE ROAD" WITH HIS THUMBS.

HOW DOES HE DO IT?

IS HE IN A TRANS?

DOES HE RUB TUNA ON HIS iPHONE AND LET HIS CAT HAVE AT IT?

WELL, THE SENATOR HAZLETT US INSIDE HISTORY@CO.CROW-WING.MN.US -- THE SENATOR HAS LET US INSIDE

HIS PROCESS, SAYING "I LOVE TWEETING, BUT I DON'T LIKE TO TYPE."

I KNOW WHAT HE MEANS.

I LOVE COOKING, BUT I DON'T LIKE TO CHOP.

STILL, YOU SHOULD TRY MY SALSA.

MMM, MMM, MMM, MMM.

MMM, MMM, MMM.

MM.

CHUNKY.

OF COURSE, MY FAVORITE AVANT-GARDE GRASSLEY TWEET IS THIS MINIMALIST MASTERPIECE FROM EARLY MARCH.

IT WORKS ON SO MANY LEVELS.

WELL, THREE LEVELS.

NATION, I AM SO INSPIRED THAT I WANT TO SEND SOME GRASSLEYESQUE TWEETS OF MY OWN.

LET'S SEE.

[CLEARS THROAT." I AM SO EXCITED TO TWEET LIKE MY HERO GRASSLEY U.S.A., U.S.A.,

HASH TAG, I GOT THE TWEETS LIKE GRASSLEY.

AND SEND.

NATION, JOIN ME PLEASE IN CELEBRATING CHUCK GRASSLEY'S ARTISTIC BREAKTHROUGH AND TWEET

LIKE GRASSLEY.

IT WON'T BE EASY, BUT YOU CAN TAKE INSPIRATION FROM THE SENATOR'S STIRRING MESSAGE OF

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