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The happy couple?

Examiner writer weighs in on John and Reille

“Alls I’m saying that the Edwards Family Thanksgiving 2011 is going to be a little more awkward this year.” — The Washington Examiner‘s J.P. Freire in a Thursday tweet. The Daily Beast and HuffPost both are reporting that former North Carolina Democratic Sen. John Edwards has proposed to Reille Hunter.

Reality check

GMA’s Robin Roberts to George Stephanopoulos on Thursday morning in prep for interviewing the cast of MTV’s “Jersey Shore”: “Do you even know what GTL is?” Stephanopoulos replied, “I do. Gym. Tan. Laundry.”

Journo declares his presidential candidacy

“BREAKING NEWS: I am going to run for president in #2012. Want to increase my profile/value of my personal brand.” — The Daily Caller‘s Daily Baller Mike Riggs in a Friday morning announcement on Twitter. (We can only assume this means shrooming will become mandatory for all Americans.) In a better quote that nearly escaped us, the Daily Baller wrote this morning: “”If you love me as much as you say, you’ll start the fucking shower.” –the gf is in a sassy mood!”

Scribe wrestles with spelling issue

“Spelling problem of this hour: mausoleum” — NationalReviewOnline‘s Kathryn Lopez in a Friday morning tweet.

Hayes gets honest

“Really looking forward to *watching* rather than *hosting* @maddow tonight. The former is a million times easier. (at least)” — The Nation‘s Washington D.C. Bureau Chief Chris Hayes in a Thursday tweet.

Opinionated Weigel

“Celebrating the life and career of @TimFernholz, sellout” — Slate‘s Dave Weigel in a Thursday tweet. Fernholz is a new hire at NJ. His previous job was at The American Prospect. Weigel’s work has appeared in The American Prospect. (We reached out to Weigel to let him explain what he meant by the above quote. We’ll bring it to you should he respond.)

Lawmaker misses train, journo sees all

“Congresswomen, they’re just like us! Rep. McMorris Rodger just sprinted by me, thru the gate to catch a metro train. Too bad she missed it.” — Roll Call‘s HOH Writer Ali McSherry in a Thursday tweet.

A reporter gets introspective

“When I was a House Page, we would raise our right hand and take the oath too – was I really a Congressman?” — Cox Radio Congressional Reporter Jamie Dupree in a Thursday tweet.

A quote a certain Politico reporter is going to love

“There’s no turning back now – I have a cool new job. A press release says so, so it must be true.” — Publisher of Nationals Daily News Ian Koski in a Thursday tweet. He adds, “Finally cleaning off my old work laptop – feels a lot like ending a relationship. So sad!” Find out what the new job is after the jump… (See why Patrick Gavin is going to adore the quote here.)

Ian Koski will be the Communications Director for Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.): Ian comes to the office after six years as a new media strategist working with candidates and organizations, including Senator Coons’ 2010 senate campaign, Senators Ted Kennedy and John Kerry, Governor Martin O’Malley, Mayor Vincent Gray, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, the U.S. Olympic Committee, the League of Women Voters, and the 2009 Presidential Inaugural Committee. Ian received his M.A. from The George Washington University and his B.A. from Villanova University. Ian will work primarily in Senator Coons’ Washington office.