Democrat John Dingell is a U.S. congressman, representing Michigan's 12th district. He has been in the House of Representatives for six decades, and he wielded significant power in the House as the chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee before losing his chairmanship in 2008.
He is also brilliant at Twitter.
Yes, it's a minor accolade, but an important one. Despite the obsession with Twitter among Washington's political elite, elected representatives (and parties) seem to be disastrously bad at it. But Dingell, somehow, seems to get it.
Here's all the proof you need, in a response to a spammy Kardashian auto-tweet from some poor EPA communications staffer on an official agency account:
This isn't even Dingell's best: Consider his timely channeling of LeBron James when announcing his return to Michigan over the weekend:
Or this bad boy:
Working on speech to an auditorium full of Congressional Interns tomorrow. Staff advises it should be less A, more B. pic.twitter.com/YRlJ31cj8c— John Dingell (@john_dingell) July 15, 2014
John Dingell, you are a national treasure.
Then, of course, there's Iowa Republican Chuck Grassley:
Fred and I hit a deer on hiway 136 south of Dyersville. After I pulled fender rubbing on tire we continued to farm. Assume deer dead— ChuckGrassley (@ChuckGrassley) October 26, 2012
This story has been updated.
Staff has now informed me of what a Kardashian is. I'm only left with more questions.— John Dingell (@john_dingell) July 22, 2014