2/25/2009

What were members of Congress doing while President Barack Obama spoke to them about lifting the country from despair? Twittering, columnist Dana Milbank discovered. "Aggie basketball game is about to start on espn2 for those of you that aren't going to bother watching pelosi smirk for the next hour," came a message purportedly from Rep. Joe Barton, R-Tex. Moments later: "Disregard that last Tweet from a staffer." Others were more caught up in the moment. "I did big wooohoo for Justice Ginsberg," Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., wrote.

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