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Blitzer plugs Millionaire Matchmaker

“Really good article in NYTimes about Millionaire Matchmaker’s Patti Stranger. Like so many of you, I like the show.” — CNN’s Wolf Blitzer in a surprising weekend tweet. Who’d have imagined he liked Stranger? Blitzer’s right — the profile is entertaining. At one point Stranger says of a female client with wild dirty blond curls, “Is it working for you, that curly hair?” Out of earshot she says, “She needs to straighten her hair, for one. She can’t get arrested with her rat’s nest.”

Scarborough sees himself as Swiss

In this Balkanized media world, “It’s kind of nice being Switzerland. I like being Switzerland.” — MSNBC Morning Joe Host Joe Scarborough on the program this morning. He also remarked, “Juan Williams was fired for one reason – he worked on Fox.”

Blogger freedom

“I know this a little off topic. This blog is about the White House. But it’s my blog, and I can do whatever the Hell I want.” —‘s Keith Koffler in a Friday story on fired NPR correspondent Juan Williams and freedom of speech.

Tapper survives Maher

“My mission was to not say anything thay would get me fired. And….accomplished.” — ABC News’s White House Correspondent Jake Tapper in a weekend tweet after appearing on HBO’s “Real Time” with Bill Maher.

Journo copes with weighty matter

“No matter how much weight you lose, your family’s always there to call you fat.” — Sean Bugg, co-publisher of Metro Weekly in a weekend tweet.

Examiner and TBD blur the lines

“@MauraJudkis and I worked out a joint custody agreement for the jar of Nutella we received tonight. #TBDNight” — Washington Examiner’s Nikki Schwab in a tweet Saturday night blurring the lines between her place of employment and that of TBD‘s Maura Judkis. The pair attended the Italian American Foundation dinner. The swag bag contained Nutella, travel size olive oil and hair gel among other items.


“PSA: I am tired, grumpy and think I may have kidney stones again… stay far far away!!” — Blonde Charity Mafia’s Katherine Kennedy in a weekend tweet. (She appears to be okay, her surrounding tweets concern a costume for a photo shoot at the W Hotel, Ugg boots and searching for a costume at Target.

Senate scribe visits Mt. Vernon

“After three years in DC, I finally made it to Mt. Vernon on a weekend when my Dad & Kaye were visiting. Saw Washington’s Tomb and strolled around. Hadn’t been there since a 7th grade field trip.” — The Hill‘s J. Taylor Rushing in a weekend Facebook update.