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Members of Congress aren't elected because they are funny. But sometimes, they manage to successfully execute jokes on Twitter that would draw at least polite chuckles at a dinner party. Often, the funniest jokes are the one that are least rehearsed, and that poke fun at the innate corny-ness of being a member of Congress. We're looking at you, Chuck Grassley:

Sen. Rand Paul really enjoys ragging on Michelle Obama's Let's Move program (click through for the photos):

The female rapper Iggy Azalea was a popular topic of conversation:

When not holding forth on policy debates, U.S. representatives tried their best to be humorous:

And Sen. Ted Cruz provided some wry commentary on American politics:

But the MVP of Congress Twitter in 2014, by a landslide, was 88-year-old Rep. John Dingell:

Honorable mentions:

- That time Rep. Steve Stockman tweeted an irreverent meme about gun control.

- That time Rep. Keith Ellison accidentally retweeted a mildly vulgar joke about amateur hibachi.

- That time an anti-gay-marriage state lawmaker in Texas accidentally tweeted, "MARRIAGE=ONE MAN & ONE MAN."

- That time Rep. Stephen Fincher accidentally tweeted about how much he loves "shagging."

- And that time Toronto Mayor Rob Ford thought Daylight Savings Time means you have to change the batteries in your smoke alarms.

Here's looking forward to 2015!

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