[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/07/15/use.this.immage.jpg caption= "CNN Political Producer Peter Hamby offers a behind the scenes glance at the Sotomayor hearings on his Twitter. He will be tweeting from @hambypCNN all week."]
WASHINGTON (CNN) - While a boy wizard might have dominated the conversation on Twitter today, Washington was all abuzz about Sonia Sotomayor. The hearings were monotonous at times, funny at others, and interesting now and again - but only those following Twitter really got the inside scoop from people on the inside. Literally (and we hear the temperature was very cold). A select few spent the day typing away on their computers and snapping photos from their Blackberrys.
Two of CNN's producers were in the Hart Senate Building constantly updating their followers on Twitter. And if you were not following @hambypCNN throughout the day a. start now (he will be tweeting all week) and b. we compiled a few highlights of his tweets from today to give you a glimpse behind the scenes:
(Read his tweets after the jump)
#Sotomayor: "I'm not an expert in growing marijuana," but "apparently" you need special lamps to do soHmm.
Max Baucus, a Dem who is not on the judiciary committee, just walked into the hearing room, whispered to Grassley, and they both left
Coburn moves on from abortion, brings up Maloney vs. Rice case again. More nunchukka action today?
Hart Senate building takes a power hit. Lights dim. A/C dies. Leahy tells #Sotomayor: "You can continue. That was not a comment from above."
Press gallery keeps cracking up at Franken even though he's not saying anything particularly funny http://twitpic.com/agcv5
Here's the view from the CNN booth above the hearing room: : http://twitpic.com/ag7d2
The New Haven firefighters posed for a photo-op during the intermission, but would not take question: http://twitpic.com/afyb9
During the break, Sessions told reporters that #Sotomayor's testimony has been "muddled, confusing, backtracking on issue after issue"
#Sotomayor 's arrival moments ago: http://twitpic.com/afgkl
Soto-show Day 3 about to kick off at 9:30am EST. Biden's chief-of-staff Ron Klain is here. No senators in the house yet.
CNN Capitol Hill Producer Evan Glass also tweeted from @evanmglass:
Day 3 of Sotomayor hrng. Its still so cold in here that Fox's Carl Cameron even brought a Snuggie to keep him warm. Brrrrr.
Earlier there was a power surge, now the microphones aren't working at the Sotomayor hrng. Who's paying the Senate's electric bills?
For a list of who's who at CNN on Twitter: cnn.com/twitter.