Barney Frank Retirement Announcement: The Political World Reacts (SLIDESHOW)

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.