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Senator Grassley says Colbert segment was "fair"


Iowa Senator Charles Grassley hasn't seen the clip from Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report," which pokes fun at Senator Grassley's use of the social media tool Twitter, but he feels it was fair after reading about it.

Senator Grassley was one of the first politicians to embrace the platform, which gives updates 140 characters at a time.

Some of the senator's updates, shortened to meet that 140 character limit, can at times be hard to understand.

Grassley's Twitter account @ChuckGrassley got even more national attention after this update, criticizing President Obama:

"Constituents askd why i am not outraged at PresO attack on supreme court independence. Bcause Am ppl r not stupid as this x prof of con law".

That prompted a three minute segment on "The Colbert Report," which aired Tuesday, April 10th.

The comedy talk show host Stephen Colbert also prompted viewers to share their own Twitter updates in Senator Grassley's style, using the hash tag, #IGotTheTweetsLikeGrassley.

Senator Grassley says he still has a chance to view the segment on the Internet (watch it here).

"I had several people comment on it, that thought even though somewhat it was meant to be embarrassing to me, that he handled it in way that was pretty diplomatic, " Grassley said. "In other words, much more diplomatic than the adjective I used for the President of the United States."

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