What's Worse: Quake or Cantor? Funniest Political Tweets

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Mayor Eric Cantor and the Washington Monument's damage from the earthquake.
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The earthquake that shook Washington, D.C. this week produced aftershocks of political humor on Twitter. Between the quake, Rick Perry's idiocies, and Qaddafi's last days, there's been plenty to laugh (darkly) about. Here, some of our favorite political tweets of the past few days.

@BorowitzReport: "Earthquake Does Less Damage to Washington than Eric Cantor: bit.ly/petFRG"

@pourmecoffee: "Everybody tell the economy it looks pretty today. It's having a rough time."

@BorowitzReport: "After compromising with the GOP, the President's 10-day vacation in Martha's Vineyard has been reduced to a day trip."

@TheOnion: "White-Hot GOP Race Down To Two Mentally Ill People, Person Who Lost Nomination Last Time onion.com/rofHlC"

@OTOOLEFAN: "Rick Perry marches to the beat of his own Dumb."

@NoahPollak: "I guess Gaddafi is never gonna make General."

@daveweigel: "DEVELOPING: Earthquake turns Gallup offices upside down. Obama now at 62 approval"

@TheTweetofGod: "There was just a 5.8 earthquake in Washington. Obama wanted it to be 3.4, but the Republicans wanted 5.8, so he compromised."

@pourmecoffee: "Earthquake in DC. Do not panic. A Super Committee will be formed to at some point possibly decide what to do."

@TheIndecider: "Rick Perry doesn't believe his own book because believing stuff in books is one step away from believing in science. on.cc.com/rkOo50"

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