Colbert issues Grassley-esque tweets

By Andrew Jones
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 9:14 EDT
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Stephen Colbert on April 10. Screenshot via Comedy Central.
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Stephen Colbert was so eager Tuesday evening to discuss Sen. Chuck Grassley’s (R-IA) calling President Barack Obama “stupid” on Twitter that he decided to read the Senator’s grammatically challenged account.

“Folks, this isn’t just tweeting, this is avant-garde, stream of consciousness poetry,” he said.  ”It’s Jack Kerouac typing On The Road with his thumbs. How does he do it? Is he in a trance? Does he rub tuna on his iPhone and let his cat have at it?

So inspired by the senator’s tweeting style, Colbert issued a ‘Grassley-esque tweet,’ saying, “i m so xitEd 2 twt l1ke mY h3ro gr asslee u ess A!!! you ez Ey!!  Colbert followed the message with the hashtag #igotthetweetslikegrassley, using it in multiple tweets afterwards.

WATCH: Video from Comedy Central, which was broadcast on April 10, 2012.

Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones is a staff writer/reporter for Raw Story. Besides covering politics, he is also a freelance sports journalist, as well as a slam poetry and music artist. You can follow him on Twitter @sluggahjells.
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