Morning Chatter

Quotes of the Day

“The impromptu Hitchens memorial outside his Kalorama apt. building.” — Photograph by Roll Call‘s Shira Toeplitz.

Russert uses Kardashian to insult football player

Reggie Bush: Bust of a pick, cheated at #USC lost his Heisman and dumped by Kardashian.” — NBC Congressional Correspondent Luke Russert. Kim Kardashian previously dated Bush, running back for the Miami Dolphins.

Holiday dining

“You win, Holidays. One cannot live on a diet of wine and pigs in a blanket.” — NBC “TODAY Show’s” Savannah Guthrie.

Knoller and Cialis

“Have you noticed this Cialis commercial. It turns a couple’s home into an amusement park Duh.” — CBS White House radio correspondent Mark Knoller, in a clear break from covering the White House.

‘All the news that’s fit to omit’

“All Romney did was answer a question that was posed to him, which now clearly looks like a set-up by the Times to make Romney appear zany by his use of the word. For this story the Times masthead slogan should be changed from ‘All the News That’s Fit to Print’ to ‘All the News That’s Fit to Omit.'” — Don Irvine, who works for Accuracy in Media, in a story published Sunday on GOP Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney calling Newt “zany.” The word was prompted by NYT scribe Jeff Zeleny. Irvine writes that it was the women of The View, specifically Whoopi an Joy, who brought the news to light.

Republican Communications Strategist Matt Deluca is “Woozy from pain meds = not fun.”

Sentimental scribe

“Saw 2 #military homecomings this weekend. Lone troops walking off a plane to family and friends. Quiet, poignant, moving moments.” — WaPo‘s Ed O’Keefe.

Journo annoyed with Amtrak

“Dear Amtrak, if train is cancelled as customer service line confirms, maybe announce to people in station? #fail.” — TPM Editor-in-Chief Josh Marshall.

Convo Between Two Media Types

TIME‘s Mark Halperin in a humble brag: “Hi ho hi ho, it’s off to @Morning_Joe I go — to talk Noko, taxes, and ’12. Meanwhile, @KevinMaddenDC zzzzzzs. Watch 6-9am ET.”

GOP Pundit/Strategist Kevin Madden: “Pullease.” (Madden is Executive V.P. of Public Affairs of JDA Frontline, a public affairs firm with offices in D.C. and Charleston, S.C.)