Tweets of the Day: December 20

In today's top tweets, Gov. Rick Perry comes under fire in the Twittersphere for mangling the name of North Korea's late dictator, and Texas' members of Congress debate the merits of the House's vote Tuesday to reject the Senate's compromise for a two-month extension of the payroll tax cut.

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  1. Perry's statement called Kim Jong Il "Kim Jong the Second," apparently mistaking the final word spelled I-L for Roman numeral II. Let the Twitter fallout begin:
  2. Even former "Jeopardy!" whiz Ken Jennings joined in -- but his tweet came the night before the governor's statement was published. Could he have seen it coming?
  3. Meanwhile, Texas Republicans chime in on the debate over the payroll-tax-cut extension. The House rejected the Senate-approved two-month extension today, instead choosing to send the matter to a conference committee.
  4. Rep. Ruben Hinojosa, a Democrat, had a different perspective, casting blame on the House.
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