Over the weekend, Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley took to Twitter to call president Barack Obama "stupid" in a message riddled with spelling and grammatical errors. The mini social networking rant was in response to the president's recent comment about the Supreme Court — specifically, that he didn't believe the justices would take the "unprecedented, extraordinary step" of overturning the health care law.
"Constituents asked why i am not outraged at PresO attack on supreme court independence," the GOP senator wrote, apparently abbreviating his words to fit into Twitter's 140-character limit. "Bcause Am ppl r not stupid as this x prof of con law."
Did one of the children in the senator's family hijack his BlackBerry over Easter weekend? Nope. Aides confirmed that the tweet was his. "The tweet is Sen. Grassley's," the senator's staffers told NBC. "He is saying that it doesn't speak well of any constitutional-law professor to not understand Marbury v. Madison. The people understand the independence of the judiciary. So he thinks most Americans are smarter on the Constitution."
Thanks for the translation. We wonder why the senator himself couldn't communicate that.
Reasonable minds can disagree about the constitutionality of the health care law and whether the president's comments about it were appropriate. But there's little debate over whether Grassley's bad judgment and poor composition ended up making him look like the "stupid" one in this incident.
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