Leave it to a long-serving senator to have something to say, attempt to post it on Twitter, and take far beyond the 140 character limit to achieve it.

In a series of tweets sent in via text message, Dodd let followers know about his work on behalf of the credit card regulation act making its way through the Senate.

Dodd tweeted (in order):
Just finished my first floor speech after introducing the Credit CARD Act. I'd like to take a few minutes to tell you how it will help.

The Card ACT will protect consumers from arbitrary interest rate, fee and finance charge increases.

It will prohibit interest charges on paid-off balances from previous billing cycle (also known as a double-cycle billing ban)

It will require payments to be applied first to the credit card balance with the highest interest rate.

And it will protect students and other young consumers from aggressive credit card solicitations.

For those keeping track at home, that's 566 characters -- including spaces.