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Quotes of the Day


“And please say hello to Michele Bachmann’s running mate Chuy.” — E!’s Chelsea Handler on her program Monday night when introducing her miniature sidekick Chuy Bravo.

Unnecessary Tweet of the Day

“Seriously, how did I get a mosquito bite on the bottom of my foot????” — TBD‘s Jeremy Binckes in a Monday tweet. Ladies and gentlemen, Binckes is a first-time offender in this category.

The Anticipator

“So far this is one of those town halls where I expect an audience member to use their question to compliment POTUS on his looks.” — The Hill‘s White House Correspondent Sam Youngman in a Monday tweet referring to President Obama‘s trip to Minnesota.

Journo boasts sexy physique

“Gonna hit the gym. I may even rock the wife beater. Because I can.” — Human Events‘ Jason Mattera in a Monday tweet. Until recently Mattera didn’t know the tank tops he wore were called “wife beaters.” You learn something new everyday, right?

Fried butter aftermath

“For the record, that butter on a stick thing was vile.” — ABC News Senior White House Correspondent Jake Tapper in a Monday tweet. Tapper spent last week in Iowa.

Journo love

“Talking Iowa on MSNBC in the 3 pm hour — or as we call it in the know, the ‘winner’s hour.'” — Slate’s Dave Weigel in a Monday tweet. He was referring to his pal, WaPo liberal blogger and lead Boybander Ezra Klein, who is filling in for MSNBC’s Martin Bashir this week in the 3 p.m. slot. (Tune in for our live-tweeting marathons of Klein’s appearances all week long by following us at @FishbowlDC.)

From the Road

“Thanks to those who recommended Centro last night for dinner in Des Moines, especially @bigjohnrc and @davidmdrucker. Delicious pork chops!” — Roll Call‘s Shira Toeplitz in a Tuesday morning tweet.


Summer Superlative winner pooh-poohs victory

“Thanks @fishbowldc! I wish I could say I was out celebrating, but it’s August and thus no open bars, so I’m at home on the couch. #bigbarfly” — The Washington Examiner‘s Nikki Schwab in a Monday reaction tweet to winning Biggest Open Barfly.

The Fashion Consultant

“Obama, tieless and in shirtsleeves, is looking pretty campaign-y at his town hall in Minnesota.” — Julian Hattem, D.C. correspondent for the Yomiuri Shimbun, a Japanese daily, in a Monday tweet.