Morning Chatter

Quotes of the Day

AUNTIE OF THE CENTURY: “This is what 100 years old looks like on my amazing great aunt, Helen Forbrich. Happy birthday, Auntie Helen!” — WaPo‘s Karen Tumulty.

Baier’s son to get heart tests

“Good morning! Paul’s getting some tests on his heart this morning at @childrenshealth & he’s into “Wreck it Ralph”!” — FNC’s Bret Baier with accompanying photograph.

Reporter hates talking points requests 

“Least fav tweets are pols asking followers to retweet the talking points they’ve already tweeted 1,000 times before.” — CQ Roll Call White House reporter Steven Dennis.

This is how rumors get started

Norm Coleman on CNN right now…Wonder if Zucker is trying him out as a regular contributor? Talking with Hilary Rosen about #Oscars.” — Jennifer Moire, public affairs and media consultant.

A boiling hot idea for next year’s Oscars

“Next year they should just have Satan host the Oscars.” — Politico‘s Ben White.

Journos face rough start to week

“Yep, please start my Monday morning with construction knocking out the water pipes … Again.” — Politico‘s Seung Min Kim.

“Apparently I slept on a mouse. True, it was a stuffed toy mouse, but the sight still jolted me as I got out of bed. #helloMonday” — Metro Weekly‘s Randy Shulman.

Politico Playbook Publish Time: 9:29 a.m.

Editor feels pulled in different directions…

Editor takes a stand: “I’m not your middleman”

“Entirely too many people ask me each day about what other people are doing/working on. I am not your middleman.” — Detroit News‘ Op-ed Editor James David Dickson.

Important Q to Ponder: “Are we really surprised Iranian regime photoshopped sleeves on Michelle Obama? Same regime that’s photoshopped missiles — poorly, I may add” — National Journal political reporter Elahe Izadi.

Angry Chuck Woolery

“OK I am done. Just left the room. What the hell? is Michelle in the movies. Just can’t leave it alone.Now a speech. Shut up.” — Libertarian activist and former “Love Connection” game show host Chuck Woolery, who recently decided to block all progressives who follow him on Twitter.

Columnist outraged by FedEx

Syndicated Columnist and Bullfight Strategies’ Karl Frisch: “Excuse me, @FedEx, how can you sleep at night charging $1.50 per page for a fax?” Metro Weekly‘s Sean Bugg: “On exceptionally hi thread-count sheets.”

Peter Ogburn contributed to this report.