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Quotes of the Day

Is this Ezzy’s “panic face” as a Washington journo put it?

Newt debate prep

“Do you think Newt fasts on debate days? So he can feed on the moderators?” — John Berman, ABC News Correspondent.

Dylan Ratigan picks on Luke Russert

MSNBC’s Dylan Ratigan gave Capitol Hill Correspondent Luke Russert a hard time on his program Monday afternoon. Ratigan reflected on his Monday morning. While lounging in his bathrobe drinking his French press coffee, he began watching what he thought would be his network’s “The Daily Rundown” with Chuck Todd. But no, — whoa! — it was Luke filling in. “The kid stole the keys to the car, what can you say?” Luke reasoned. Dylan said he’d now get major grooming perks, saying, “We want to make sure you retain anchor-level hair and makeup for the rest of your career.”

Super humor…

“It wasn’t exactly a super-surprise, but talking about the collapse of the #supercommittee on @WTOP at 5:50.” — USA Today‘s Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page.

Late-night rumors with BigGov’s Andrew Breitbart

Dogging rumors, Andrew Brietbart decides to face them head on in a late-night tweet: “If I am gay – and/or cheating on wife – as leftists intentionally erroneously report, doncha think they could come up with 1 dude – ever?!”

Hairy journo

“I’m so bearded right now, I’m pretty sure my sideburns have their own mustaches.” — The Atlantic‘s Senior Editor Alexis Madrigal.

Scarborough strips Norquist of presumed power

“Grover Norquist has absolutely no real power in Washington, D.C. other than the idea that he carries.” — MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough in a phone interview on the program this morning. Norquist is President of the Americans for Tax Reform.

Strange, convenient or strangely convenient?

“At D.C. DMV you can get a Driver’s license, tag renewal and HIV test.” — ABC7 News. Read here. Even weirder: Those who get tested get a $5 grocery store gift card.