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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.