Barney Frank Retirement Announcement: The Political World Reacts

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(Courtesy of The Huff Post)

On Monday, Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) confirmed that, after 16 terms in Congress, he will not seek reelection in 2012.

As news of Frank’s retirement broke, many politicians, reporters and pundits took to Twitter to share their take on the liberal congressman’s planned exit. Here are some reaction tweets from the political world. Scroll through and vote on the best.

Gov. Deval Patrick (D-Mass.)

Carl Stevens
Governor Patrick’s first response to news of Barney Frank’s retirement: “Oh my God!” #wbz
Herman Cain

Herman Cain
At least Barney Frank is better off than he was three years ago #tcot
Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.)

Rep. Joe Walsh
Today Rep. Barney Frank announced he will not run for re-election & the Dow is up by almost 300 points. Coincidence? http://t.co/oZsxYQDi
Rep. Jose Serrano (D-N.Y.)

Jose E. Serrano
The retirement of Rep. #BarneyFrank is a huge loss for the congress and for our country. #latism @HouseDemocrats @HispanicCaucus
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