Grumpy Old Man

Put down the keyboard and step away from the computer. Seriously. You’re a Senator. Get a grip.

From AP:

Grassley: Obama’s “Got Nerve” To Push Lawmakers From Paris

WASHINGTON — Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley says that President Barack Obama “got nerve” to go sightseeing in Paris while telling lawmakers it’s time to deliver on a health care overhaul.

Grassley, the top Republican on the Finance Committee, is key to any bipartisan health care deal. Using Twitter _ the Internet-based social connection service allows users to send mass text messages called “tweets” _ the Iowa Republican issued two angry “tweets” Sunday morning as the president wrapped up an overseas tour.


Grassley’s first tweet: “Pres Obama you got nerve while u sightseeing in Paris to tell us ‘time to deliver’ on health care. We still on skedul/even workinWKEND.”

A short time later: “Pres Obama while u sightseeing in Paris u said ‘time to delivr on healthcare’ When you are a ‘hammer’ u think evrything is NAIL I’m no NAIL.”

A Grassley spokeswoman verified that the senator was the author of the messages.

This is the man we’re letting help craft health care reform legislation? Really?

If ever we needed evidence that Senator Baucus should just go ahead as planned and not worry so much about bipartisan agreement with Senator Grassley, this is as good as that gets.

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