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NBC’s Norah O’Donnell in Ireland posing with “Pat the Baker” and fruit loafs.

Meghan McCain still can’t stand Sarah Palin

“I just really don’t want to go home to Phoenix and run into her at the grocery store.” — The Daily Beast Columnist Meghan McCain on NBC’s Tonight Show with Jay Leno last night when asked about former V.P. hopeful Sarah Palin and whether she’ll run for Prez. McCain attended the same party as Palin at MSNBC’s after party to the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. “Rachel Maddow was bartending and I heard she makes like lethal drinks and she made me drink and it was like gasoline,” she said. She and Palin never came face to face at the party. “She was, we didn’t say hi,” she pointedly told Leno. (She explains her atrocious outfit in an earlier tweet, saying, My jeans were Siwy by @MichelleSiwy tonight! LOVE siwy jeans – all I wear. Top by Tucker. Bought my earrings off a street vendor in NYC.)

Obviously an avid Weigel TV watcher

“It’s @daveweigel on MSNBC — with his infamous Morse Code blinking.” — The Daily Caller‘s TV writer Jeff Poor in a Monday night tweet regarding Slate‘s Dave Weigel.

Uh oh.

“I’ve finally reached my natural position on @mediaite ‘s power grid.” — Mediaite White House Correspondent Tommy Christopher in a Monday tweet. Find out here.

CNN’s Senior White House Correspondent Ed Henry in London: “On my way into Buckingham Palace (always wanted to say that).”

Journo at steak house in Des Moines

“Just ate dinner at a steakhouse with the slogan, ‘We kill it, you grill it.’ I kinda like you Des Moines.” — Politico‘s Kendra Marr in a Monday tweet.

Knoller, the handbag expert

“Even at a brief ceremony, Queen Elizabeth carries her handbag. Most women in executive positions let an aide carry their handbag.” — CBS Radio White House Correspondent Mark Knoller in a Tuesday morning tweet.

HuffPost‘s Sam Stein wants cooking advice

Stein: Help needed: Made chili tonight. But in process touched super hot pepper seeds. Now my fingers and forehead are on fire. what shld i do? (Backstory: Stein recently sliced off the top of his index finger and wound up in the ER; Understandably, journos weren’t dying to advise him.)

Stein: Milk not working to calm violent sting/burn from the chili peppers. Yikes. What’s plan B? Do I dare follow [WaPo Eugene Robinson’s] advice?”

ABC News’s White House Correspondent Jake Tapper replied, “Stop cooking, you are a hazard in the kitchen.”

And Robinson: “Uh, don’t amputate.”