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It's Anthony Weiner's Internet...

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, March 23 2011

We merely live on it. That's true today, at least, as the energetic Democrat from New York sends along word that he'll be "barnstorming" all across the web, trying to spread the good word about the health care overhaul bill on its one-year anniversary. Weiner will be hosting a Twitter Town Hall (2:30-3:30pm ET), a Facebook Town Hall (3:30-4:30pm ET), a Daily Kos live chat (4:30-5:30pm ET), and an "Ask Me Anything" session on Reddit (5:30-6:30pm ET). And after a brief break to down a Red Bull, he's available to come by your house and help you craft a witty email retort to your Obamacare-hatin' uncle.

Makes Nancy Pelosi look downright lazy.

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