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Betsy Rothstein Gossip blogger
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A ray of optimism 

“Regular followers, thanks for being normal people who don’t tweet photos of dead children at me first thing in the morning.” — Vox Media‘s Libby Nelson.

Warning: Washington traffic sucks today 

“It must be summit week: Downtown Washington is gridlocked as siren-squealing motorcades zoom through the stopped traffic.” — CNBC’s Eamon Javers.

A journo’s morning with dog shit 

“I went running & as I was coming home I thought ‘can’t wait to lay down’ & then the dogs had shit everywhere & now I want to leave again. … Stupid dogs.” — Ben Dreyfuss, engagement editor at Mother Jones and son of you-know-who.

Life after Weiner 

“Picking up my textbooks for the fall semester tomorrow. I feel like a normal girl as long as I don’t google myself.” — Sydney Elaine Leathers, porn actress and ex-sexting partner to ex-Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-Peterville).

Double Trouble? 

“Moved in with @swin24 over the weekend. Really happy to announce our new E! reality show: Tim Plus Swin Equals Twin.” — The Daily Beast’s senior congressional correspondent Tim Mak referring to Daily Beast‘s Asawin Suebsaeng, who replied, “I thought our reality show was called Dating Naked.” New York Observer‘s Josh Greenman weighs in, inquiring, “@timkmak @swin24 You are different people? Are you sure you didn’t just buy a mirror?”

Travel Bitches

@Amtrak conductor tells us there’s a ‘possible fire’ on the track ahead (just outside NYC). ‘We are literally dead in the water.’ — Washington Free Beacon‘s Lachlan Markay. “aaaaaaaaand we’re now moving backwards. … This is great because I really wanted to spend my evening in Secaucus.”


FOR REAL: “Gone fishing” — Washingtonian‘s Kate Bennett.