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“Sen Scott Brown opens up about sexual & physical abuse as a child.” — CNN’s Wolf Blitzer takes a number in talking to Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) about his sexual abuse. He first talked about it in his book, Against All Odds, and on CBS’s “60 Minutes.” See Blitzer’s segment here in which he presses Brown on the eight pages of sexual abuse in the book. “I didn’t want it to be a typical political book,” Brown told Blitzer. (That, it’s not.)

Announcement: Happy Birthday to S.E. Cupp, Conservative commentator and columnist at The Daily Caller. We thank her for opening up on other, darker, matters (that you’ll see a little later) on her birthday of all days.

Washington Roots for Rahm

“Rahm Emanuel is the f-in mayor-elect of Chicago.” — NJ “The Hotline’s” Executive Editor Reid Wilson in a Tuesday tweet.

“Mayor F-Bomb” — NJ Editor-in-Chief Ron Fournier in a Tuesday tweet.

“And as the race ends, fake Rahm @MayorEmanuel has 32,905 Twitter followers to the real @RahmEmanuel’s 8,897.” – The Atlantic‘s Garance Franke-Ruta in a Tuesday night tweet.

“Is @MayorEmanuel going to vanish into the vortex and we’ll never know who it was? Fun.” — Reuters’ Patricia Zengerle in a Tuesday night tweet.

“CNN FUCKING CALLS IT, BITCHES.” — @MayorEmanuel in a Tuesday night tweet.

Mr. February

“Shout out to February. You may be the worst month, but at least you have the decency to be surprisingly short each year.” — RealClearPolitics’ Scott Conroy in a Tuesday tweet.

Zak handles Glee coverage

“Glee covering Ke$ha. Welcome to the event horizon of a pop culture black hole.” — WaPo‘s Dan Zak in a Tuesday night tweet after apparently watching the “Glee” episode in which the students get drunk, peform Ke$ha and yak during the school performance. Fortunately the principal thinks it’s special effects.

TV journos are just like us: They talk trash

“Russert talking trash but @danbashcnn, Borger, Keillar, and Team CNN will crush him.” — CNN’s Senior White House Correspondent Ed Henry in a Tuesday night tweet. Henry attended a Capitol Karaoke fundraiser in which MNBC’s Luke Russert performed an impressive “Born to Run.” Russert’s quote: “Fox News and CNN will not touch this.” #capitolcareaoke To which CNN’s John King said, “Russert belts out Bruce. He’ll keep his day job.”

Boy Banders get pumped for Maddow

“Talking Wisconsin tonight with @chrislhayes on the Rachel @maddow show.” — WaPo‘s Ezra Klein in a Tuesday tweet about he and his friend, The Nation’s Chris Hayes, as they prepare for duo appearance on MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow. This is about as exciting as it gets, we can’t lie.