Assume Twitter dead? Not so fast.

The Twitterverse grieved on Tuesday after BuzzFeed reported that Sen. Chuck Grassley intends to abandon “his signature mix of personal observations, misadventures, and politics for a more staid, policy-focused approach to social media.”

But on a conference call with Iowa reporters, a frustrated Grassley insisted that the “FeedStuff or BuzzStuff” article should be ignored. (Generally a solid approach, Sen. Grassley.)

I haven’t changed anything…. I’ll say something very theatrical soon, and they’ll be wrong,” he promised.

So fear not, Grassley fans. No need to quit Twitter.

The senator’s delightful 140-character dispatches are here to stay. And c’mon, even the tweets that are all business are kind fun: