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Silence in Washingtonfor a change

“The sound of silence is quite rare in Washington where talk is currency.” Toby Zakaria opening line in the Monday Reuters Washington Extra newsletter.

VandeHei offers ‘window’ into Politico life

“I’m going to have a competing news conference at 10 o’clock. I’m going to have a 63-page report on how we come up with these nuggets.” — Politico Executive Editor Jim VandeHei joked on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” this morning, explaining how they decide which “Playbook” items they’ll feature on the show. MJ Co-host Willie Geist razzed him, saying, “I’m not sure we want a window in your life.” VandeHei soothed, “Oh, sure you do.”

Conservative blogger gets snide about Matthews

“Now it’s Chris Matthews’ turn to lecture us: Political violence is bad. Because we didn’t know this.” — Conservative blogger and former TWT scribe Robert “Stacy” McCain in a Monday tweet.

Kurtz on Ailes

“Glad Roger Ailes told Fox to tone it down, but what does he mean by “the other side” should as well? Fox is on one side? Duly noted.” — The Daily Beast‘s D.C. Bureau Chief Howard Kurtz in a Monday tweet.

Journo elicits amusing comment from little girl

“Called my 7 y.o. daughter a “cheese licker” for eating out of the bowl. She: “I’m not old enough to drink.” So proud. I felt like pun Yoda.” — Slate‘s John Dickerson in a Monday tweet.

The heroic intern

“She is the warmest person you will ever meet. She is extremely approachable. One of the things that I always remember is that when people would offer her a handshake she says, ‘I don’t do handshakes, honey. I do hugs.'” — Rep. Gabrielle Giffords‘ intern David Hernandez on MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Monday night.