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Stench reminds reporter of D.C.

“Should have added that the dominant smell in this capital is of cattle excrement, but that would have evoked comparisons to D.C.” — McClatchy’s Shashank Bengali in a Facebook update Monday from Juba, in southern Sudan. Bengali was among our “Fishbowl Finest” list of 2010 beautiful journalists.

Juan: good NPR: bad

“Juan Williams handled the NPR crisis beautifully. NPR didn’t.” — The Weekly Standard‘s Executive Editor Fred Barnes in a Monday tweet.

LA conflicted

“There seem to be so many things that are really fantastic and really terrible about Los Angeles.” — RealClearPolitics’s Scott Conroy who’s covering the trail in Los Angeles on Monday on Twitter.

Hiking in San Fran

“Climbed up a MASSIVE hill to get here (in wedges!) And now behold The Fairmont.” —Politico reporter Amie Parnes, who largely covers FLOTUS’s every move, climbing Monday to the site of a First Lady Michelle Obama, Second Lady Jill Biden and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) fundraiser. Parnes added, “My hotel in San Fran is called The Vertigo. And there’s a reason: parts of the movie were shot here.”