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Betsy Rothstein Gossip blogger
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Quote of the Day:

“It may not be beautiful, but it is mine.”

Donald Trump on his hair at The Economic Club dinner last night at the Marriott Marquis Hotel. Read more about Trump here.

Overheard in the Newsroom

“I don’t care if it’s good journalism, I just want people angry.” — Anonymous journo. (Overhear something funny or entertaining in your newsroom? Send it to me at

This is very dark…

“‘The smaller the coffin, the heavier it is to carry,’ Pakistani Defense Minister Khawaja Asif tells me.” — CNN’s Christiane Amanpour.

The Observer

“In this magnificent land of opportunity, anyone can aspire to the presidency, provided only that an immediate relative had the job already.” — David Frum, senior editor, The Atlantic.

Journo employs excellent “sucked balls” phraseology 

“It’s time for the grassroots to face up to the fact that Romney won the primary because everyone else sucked balls.” — RedState‘s Ben Howe.

Making fun of Jeb Bush

“Proud to announce that today I’ve decided to actively explore the possibility of lunch.” –– Politico‘s Edward Isaac-Dovere.

More on Jeb…

“People who think that what Bush did today was no different than what he was doing yesterday… wow.” — NYT‘s Nick Confessore.

The Observer II

“Drudge starting Tuesday off right with a whole package of Nazi alarmism up top.” — CNN’s Alexandra Jaffe.

Journo Love

“I know it gets said a lot, but @mkraju is an awesome reporter.” — HuffPost‘s Sabrina Siddiqui, referring to Politico‘s Manu Raju.

 Journo doubts Trump’s presidential aspirations

“Trump tonight says he’s ‘very strongly’ considering a 2016 run, per @alex_mallin. Can we very strongly remember this is kinda what he does?” — ABC News’ Rick Klein.

Advice for BuzzFeed and Andrew Kaczynski

“Can someone at Buzzfeed have a chat with @BuzzFeedAndrew please? He seems to be having some sort of muppet-related breakdown.” — Washington Free Beacon Managing Editor Sonny Bunch. To which BuzzFeed’s Ben Smith replied, “Just another day in the life.”

The Palm is having a private party: UH OH

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