Morning Chatter

Quotes of the Day

Sounding off

“White House mouth-piece Carney is perpetually late, in utter contempt of press corps. Does he think pissing us off helps Obama?” — Washington Editor, Barron’s, James McTague referring to White House Press Sec. Jay Carney.

Eavesdrop Cafe

“Dear dude that’s grunting in the gallery. Stop. Seriously. It’s creepy as hell.” — Roll Call‘s John Stanton.

The new Ben Smith tweets stuff like this: “So people apparently thought Lil Kim died.” See here. He also wrote to WaPo‘s Exec. Dir. of Digital News Katharine Zaleski: “@kzaleski Kind of love that the WaPo is is now the one aggregating @buzzfeed.”

Journo gets shouted at in Quiet Car

“Having an @Amtrak conductor shout the rules of the #QuietCar to us like a drill sergeant is a little ironic, don’t you think?” — NJ’s Ethan Klapper.

Um, a Thesaurus Mr. Speaker?

“If John Boehner says “kick the can down the road” one more time, I’m going to gouge my ears out with my pen. Open a THESAURUS!” — TWT Senior Editor of the Opinion Page Emily Miller.

A warm bipartisan welcome back

“@DanaBashCNN back in the stomping grounds of the Rotunda. Busts a cap in @GOPLeader her first morning reporting after new baby. Shapow” — Sen. Jay Rockefeller‘s Communication’s Director Vince Morris.

“So nice to see @DanaBashCNN back on the beat! Welcome back!” — House Maj. Leader Eric Cantor‘s flack Brad Dayspring.