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QUOTES of the DAY


Scarborough’s birthday breakfast

“Aka “The Metamucil Pack.” Happy bday J!¬† — NBC’s Congressional Correspondent Luke Russert in a Saturday morning tweet, a remark to MSNBC “Morning Joe” Host Joe Scarborough’s announcement that he was celebrating his birthday eating breakfast at iHop with Random House Executive Editor and PBS Contributor¬† John Meacham, TIME‘s Mark Halperin and NY Magazine’s John Heilemann.

“Wish you were here to see Meacham wolfing down the Ihop chicken strips and waffles special. #pulitzerprizewinner” — MNSBC’s Scarborough to FNC anchor Bret Baier in a Saturday morning tweet after Baier wished him a happy birthday.

Major relieved to be off-air

“RT @RuthAnneAdams: Lookee at Major! Pulling a Congressional all-nighter! But no kliegs and no hairspray and no make-up!!// equals BLISS” — NJ‘s Congressional correspondent Major Garrett in a Friday night tweet expressing how happy he is to be off TV. He’s a former White House correspondent for Fox News.

Scribe gets note from editor

“Email from editor this morning includes ‘Too bad, but thems the breaks.’ I laughed. — TBD.com News Aggregation Editor Nicole Young in a Saturday morning tweet.

Come on Shutdown, hurry up, booze abounds

House will began debate around midnight. Looks like the govt won’t shut down … but by the time we get outta here, all the DC bars might. — CNN’s Rachel Streitfeld in a Friday night tweet.

“Dear House: please stop. less talkie, more leaving so i can drink jamesons in peace. yours truly #shutdownboy” — Roll Call‘s John Stanton in a Friday night tweet.

The cheerleader

“Go Luke loud, louder, Loudest! The public needs answers.” — Anonymous tipster on Russert.

Where’s the Twitter logic?

“Sadly the dumb people that you block on twitter still show up if someone you follow retweets them.” — Pittsburgh Tribune-Review‘s Salena Zito in a Friday tweet.

Journo’s fashionable response to potential shutdown

“Today wearing Countdown to Shutdown clock around my neck like Flava Flav” — “The Takeaway’s” Congressional radio correspondent Todd Zwillich in a Friday tweet.

Karl makes it into Gridiron

“Congrats to @jonkarl who took a break from reporting on #shutdown to be elected to Gridiron Club, DC’s oldest press group.” — USA Today Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page in a Friday tweet about ABC News’s Jonathan Karl.