Congressman Ross confirms he will never wear a meat suit

You can’t make this stuff up- and, thanks to twitter, you don’t have to! Yes, postal “watchdog” Dennis Ross actually tweeted this:

@tommychuck @thatJgirl Not even close. Nor will I ever wear a meat suit.May 18 via web

But to be fair to the Congressman, it was late, and he was watching his favorite hockey team, the Tampa Bay Lightning, play the Boston Bruins in a Stanley Cup game (yes, they apparently play ice hockey in Florida- who knew?)- here’s how the “meat suit” denial evolved:

Great effort by @TBLightning tonight. Taking one in Boston is great, time to come defend home ice!May 18 via web

To which “Tommy Chuck”, apparently a Lightning fan himself, responded:

@RepDennisRoss And to think… U are making major policy for our country. Lol.May 18 via TweetDeck

… which drew this from a Ross fan:

Explain. RT @tommychuck: @RepDennisRoss And to think… U are making major policy for our country.May 18 via HootSuite

Tommychuck defended himself:

@thatJgirl look at my full tweet. I was kidding with him over hockey.(@RepDennisRoss)May 18 via TweetDeck

… and Dennis’s fangirl was all smilies, if somewhat menacing:

.@tommychuck Ah, good! Only caught the end. Ask anyone- It will go badly for you if you attack my man @RepDennisRoss ;) May 18 via HootSuite

… and that’s where Lady Gaga came in…

@thatJgirl I’ve been attacked by @LadyGaga fans before. U telling me @RepDennisRoss has a twitter army defending him like that as well? :) May 18 via TweetDeck

All of which led to the words which posterity will forever associate with the legacy of Congressman Dennis Ross:

@tommychuck @thatJgirl Not even close. Nor will I ever wear a meat suit.May 18 via web

… but we’ll let Tommy Chcuk have the last word:

@RepDennisRoss don’t knock the meat suit until u try itMay 18 via TweetDeck

And who says simple bloggers can’t provide hard hitting news coverage!

PS- the story has a happy ending, too: the Bruins WON, 6-5!