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By Betsy Rothstein 

Quote(s) of the Day


CBS reporter has gift advice for FLOTUS

“A quick web search shows some companies make golf cart air conditioners. Christmas just 5 months from today, Mrs. O.”
– CBS News White House radio correspondent Mark Knoller in a Sunday tweet. President Obama played golf on Sunday in the blistering heat.

Teachable Moments

“Everybody talks about this being a teachable moment. Well, let’s learn.”
– Cokie Roberts, a regular roundtable analyst on ABC’s “This Week,” on Sunday in regards to the incident with USDA’s Shirley Sherrod who was forced out for racially-charged comments she made 24 years ago.

Speaking of teachable moments…

“Saw a tourist have a ‘teachable moment’ — got stuck in the metro doors.”
The Hill‘s White House correspondent Sam Youngman in a tweet late last week.

Check your facts

“In the olden days you were supposed to check it out.”
– American University Associate Prof. Jane Hall on Sunday on CNN’s “Reliable Sources.” The remark also referred to the Sherrod matter.