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Tweets of the Week

The Crystal Ball’s new feature, Tweets of the Week, showcases some highlights from the past week in politics. Read more analysis from University of Virginia Center for Politics Director, and Crystal Ball founder, Larry Sabato on Twitter here.

9:54 PM Jul 10th: As the author of “A More Perfect Constitution,” I’m delighted that both CA and NY have serious efforts at constitutional revision underway.

5:49 PM Jul 11th: The term “kabuki theater” is overused, but it fits the Sotomayor hearings. The outcome has been known from the day she was announced, but…

5:50 PM Jul 11th: Everybody has to play their role in the hearings that start Monday. The only open question is the number of Republicans who vote for her.

5:54 PM Jul 11th: A good way to lower the temperature of Court appointments would be to limit the term to an absolute, set number of years (say, 15 or 18).

2:24 PM Jul 12th: Short-term, Obama and Dems gain from passing health care that isn’t truly paid for. Long-term, anything adding to the U.S. debt will backfire.

2:26 PM Jul 12th: No more blue smoke and mirrors! Any new program must be fully financed. If voters don’t want to pay for it, don’t enact it or scale it back.

4:24 PM Jul 12th: McCain on Palin today: “I don’t think she quit.” What in God’s name was he thinking? What else do you call a resignation?

8:36 AM July 14th: I’m puzzled by the overly optimistic projections of Obama’s economic team. They’ve missed everything–unemployment rate, debt level, growth.

10:14 AM Jul 14th: Phone records now show Gov. Sanford’s chief of staff tried to reach him 15 times during his Argentine love shack-up. Sanford never answered.

10:15 AM Jul 14th: Any of those calls could have been about an emergency requiring gubernatorial action. This is the height of irresponsibility. Shockingly bad.

12:01 PM Jul 15th: New Rasmussen poll, VA GOV: McDonnell(R)44%,Deeds(D)41%. That’s about right. Highly competitive, neither one close to 50%. Still to be won.

12:03 PM Jul 15th: By contrast, Gov. Jon Corzine (D-NJ), is struggling. Poll after poll shows him deeply unpopular after 1 term and losing to Chris Christie (R).