Reps. Weiner, Pelosi and Sens. Brown, Grassley make top tweeters list

Weiner was named to Time magazine’s list of America’s top tweeters, released Monday. His response was swift: “Honor the Jewfro!” he tweeted. 

Weiner was one of 10 politicians who made the list of what Time said were 140 tweeters who are “shaping the conversation.”

The other politicians include Sens. Harry Reid (D-Nev.), John McCain (R-Ariz.), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Scott Brown (R-Mass.) and Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), along with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker (D), former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.).

The magazine noted that Brown and McCaskill regularly add “a personal touch” to tweets. It also called Palin and Weiner “feisty” and said Grassley occasionally likes to “let loose” on his Twitter feed. 

Pelosi garnered props for breaking news on her feed. Capitol Hill denizens likely remember when she announced her intention to be minority leader after Democrats lost the House last fall.

Booker also got special mention for turning “his Twitter handle into an online help hotline” during the 2010 snowstorms that blanketed the Northeast.