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BOLD ADVICE ON AGING POL: “I think he hung around too long. He should’ve hung it up at some point.” — GOP campaign strategist Steve Schmidt on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” today on Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), 76. On Cochran’s tea party opponent Chris McDaniel: “He’s a strange cat.”

Important Q to Ponder: “When do impeachment proceedings begin for Obama reaching over the Chipotle glass?” — Politico‘s Ben White.

How MSNBC’s Chuck Todd refers to Rep. Trey Radel (R-Fla.) on today’s Daily Rundown: “Our cocaine friend.”

Journo almost tardy because he’s so enthralled with the show 

“On @TheLastWord in about 10 mins. But I was almost late because I kept watching @Lawrence‘s extraordinary thank you to those who saved him.” — WaPo‘s E.J. Dionne.

Hillary Clinton Overkill

“I was asleep. Did a Clinton give an embarrassing interview at some point in the past few hours?” — Commentary Mag’s John Podhoretz (a.k.a. Podwhore).

Self-appointed media observer

“There may be no dumber news talk show than CNN’s Crossfire.” — WaPo “humor” columnist Gene Weingarten.


Tear jerker

“Just went to see The Fault in Our Stars alone, in a theater of other adult women also seeing it alone. We all cried about teens together.” — Elise Foley, HuffPost reporter and BFF to Daily Caller‘s Neil Munro.

What to call the Redskins? 

“New poll says that people support changing the name of the Washington football team to ‘The Washington Warriors.’ Thoughts? Other ideas?” — Lefty radio host Bill Press.


SAD MOMENT: “A minute’s silence in Westminister for our Al Jazeera colleague. #journalismisnotacrime”Sarah Bloch, Westminister-based BBC journalist.