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Quote of the Day:

“’I’m a hugger’ is one of the worst phrases in the English language.”

HuffPost‘s Elise Foley.

No idea why, but this sure seems true 

“It sure seems like the GOP establishment has weakened in the Obama era, but I’ve never read a very convincing account as to why.” — Vox‘s Ezra Klein.


“I’ll be on w/Cavuto in an hour talking about the ‘Biden effect.’ That’s the @FoxBusiness show, so make sure you’re on the right station!I’ll be on w/Cavuto in an hour talking about the ‘Biden effect.’ That’s the @FoxBusiness show, so make sure you’re on the right station!” — Daily Mail‘s Francesca Chambers.

Yeah right, she’s sorry now

“I deeply apologize for the disparaging remarks about an ESPN reporter on my personal Twitter account. The comment was unfounded and inappropriate and I have the utmost respect for both the reporter and ESPN. ” — Jessica McCloughan in a statement of apology after she tweeted nastiness at ESPN reporter Dianna Russini, saying gives blowjobs for stories. McCloughan is the wife of Redskins GM Scot McCloughan.

Politico colleague reacts to Dylan Byers moving to CNN 

“This gives me the sadz. But congrats to you!” — Politico‘s Ben White.

On transcribing…

“When you finally transcribe that interview and hear all of your dumb mumbly questions.” — The Atlantic‘s Matt Ford.

A senator poses with South Carolina beauties 


OH NO HE DIDN’T: “And here’s a bearded Lindsey Graham.” — Reason Mag’s Nick Gillespie with the accompanying photograph.

Moe’s child is born

“Francis Xavier Tkacik Clark! Look at this barrel chested little guy I pushed out in 56 minutes, all thanks to the epic coaching of Colin Clark who has a second calling as a doula. More details tk, time to properly assault him with affection.” — Freelancer Moe Tkacik, freelancer, former reporter for Washington City Paper.


“I want to take a nap sssssshhh don’t tell any of my coworkers or superiors.” — New York Mag editor Abraham Riesman.

Jake Tapper says most people can handle the word ‘gas’ 

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Question to ponder…

“Has anything opened the last year in D.C. that hasn’t been insufferable nonsense? Like just a normal place with some normal things?” — WSJ‘s Byron Tau. His exasperated question appears to be in response to this.