Leave Chuck Grassley *Alone*
BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, March 24 2011
The Iowa senator isn't such a fan of traditional spelling. Or traditional counting, for that matter. He tweets: "Quit complaining abt my Twitter shorthand I know how to spell But Twitter limit is 120 characters."
It's a curious argument. Even without punctuation and the occasional vowel, that tweet was 97 characters -- or 43 fewer than the 140 characters Twitter gives you to work with.