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Carlson still disgusted by Vick

“Are you fucking kidding? Nauseating.” — The Daily Caller‘s Editor-in-Chief Tucker Carlson in reaction to being asked if he would be attending the Michael Vick presser along with a few lawmakers this morning at 10:30 a.m. on Capitol Hill. Vick, who served a federal prison sentence for illegal activities in dog fighting, will be supporting a bill that will penalize criminals who finance and bring children to dogfights and cockfights. Some may recall that Carlson declared that Vick should be executed for his crimes.

Journo wants love, not war on Twitter

“I don’t get the ‘I’m going to attack this person on twitter’ thing. What does it get u? One tweet? Why not make polite constructive argument?” — ABC’s Jake Tapper in a Monday tweet.

The Cabbage Patch Adviser

“Be professional. The adults who will offer you a job or open doors for you are watching and keeping score. So start acting like an adult. … Everything you do counts — either for you or against you” — GOP strategist and Potomac Flacks blogger Matt “Mackowick” [sic], giving advice to graduating seniors (UT’s Daily Texan). We came across this quote in NJ‘s The Hotline.

Boybander eats a lot of lamb

“My habit of eating dramatically more lamb than the average American is killing the planet.”  — Think Progress’s Matt Yglesias in a Monday tweet. Read here to see the Environmental Working Group’s special Meat Eater’s Guide.

Unnecessary Tweet of the Day

“What’s your favorite condiment for … Burgers?” — Cheoff Geoff Tracy, husband to CBS’s Chief White House Correspondent Norah O’Donnell in a Monday tweet.

We decided to make lemonade from lemons, or in this case, salvage the Cheoff’s condiment question by inflicting it on poor unsuspecting Washington journalists who graciously played along. Here’s what they had to say:

AFP‘s Olivier Knox: In my twilight years, I have developed quite a fondness for my Saintly Wife’s turkey burgers, which realize their full potential of deliciousness with a blend of ketchup and mustard.

WaPo‘s Gene Weingarten: Anchovies. (FishbowlDC can neither confirm or deny whether Weingarten has ever actually tried this fishy-ground beef concoction.)

FBDC’s Matt Dornic: Does Kiki Ryan count?  I love my Burgers smothered in Kiki…and Tabasco.  If not, I pick mayo. It’s like the tears of a fat angel.  Delicious.

Roll Call‘s John Stanton: Bacon. And if anyone argues its not a condiment, they are wrong. Bacon is all things. A subject. A noun. A verb. A main course. A delectable side
dish, and yes, a condiment to make everything more awesome.

Mother Jones‘ Washington Bureau Chief David Corn: I favor the classic combo of ketchup, lettuce and tomato. But what truly brings a burger to life is a few pickle slices.

Anonymous Washington newspaper reporter: I take my burgers with stents. (In explanation, “the most widely known stent use is in the coronary arteries with a bare-metal stent, a drug-eluting stent or occasionally a covered stent.” Thank you Wikipedia for the those details.)

Politico‘s Dave Catanese: Spicy Dijon mustard no doubt. And as outrageous as this sounds, a colleague of mine (who shall remain anonymous to protect from humiliation) was just boasting in the newsroom the other day he uses NO condiments at all. Called them Unamerican!? What an outrage.

Labor reporter Mike Elk: Sausage, put some f–king spicy Italian sausage on top of a hamburger and its f–king amazing.

Politico‘s Jonathan Allen: Ketchup (this rolled in at 5:20 a.m.)