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Grassley Vs. Specter, The Twitter War

A dispute over the end of life provision in the House Democrats bill has caused a war of words between Senate collegues Arlen Specter and Chuck Grassley that has spilled over to Twitter.

It started earlier this week when Grassley told the audience at a town hall meeting, “we should not have a government program that determines if you’re going to pull the plug on grandma.”

Then this morning at the liberal Netroots Nation conference, Specter boasted that he could get Grassley to support Democratric legislation, Dave Weigel reported. “I’m close to Chuck Grassley; we came in at the same time,” Specter said. “You don’t need any help with Senator Snowe.” Then, in talking about Grassley’s statements about end of life counseling, Specter said, “He’s in The New York Times this morning and he’s wrong. I’ll call him today.”

Weigel writes:

That prompted shouts of “Call him now!”

“They’re saying ‘call him now,’” said moderator Ari Melber.

“Whoever said that, join me backstage and watch me dial.” Specter held his hand up, and wiped his mouth, smiling; the crowd ate it up.

Not only did Specter follow through on his promise (photo here), he wrote on Twitter, “Called Senator Grassley to tell him to stop speading myths about health care reform and imaginary ‘death panels.'”

A clearly bothered Grassley snapped back on Twitter, “Specter got it all wrong that I ever used words “death boards”. Even liberal press never accused me of that. So change ur last Tweet Arlen.”

No word back from Specter yet, but I’m sure we haven’t heard the last of it.

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