Morning Chatter

Quotes of the Day

Speaker’s Sat. plans didn’t include GOP debate

“.@SpeakerBoehner, did you watch the GOP presidential debate? ‘Saturday night? I don’t think so.'” — The Takeaway’s Congressional radio correspondent Todd Zwillich.

Today on ABC’s “The View” at 11 a.m. ET: GOP Presidential hopeful Jon Huntsman.

Nightmare Scenario…

“Email from an IT guy asking me to retrace my steps in the last 15 minutes has proven to be the biggest challenge of my young life.” — WaPo‘s Lindsay Applebaum.

Perino and Japanese bookstores don’t mix

“Ever go into a store while waitint [sic] for someone & realize it’s not your kind of place? Japanese language bookstore. I couldn’t even fake it.” — Fox News Political Commentator Dana Perino.

No snooze button for Weigel

“Have scheduled two 6 am flights for myself this week. And yet I call OTHER people dumb.” — Slate‘s Dave Weigel.

Secret Santa details…

“Oh – Secret Santa in the Senate. Members bringing in wrapped gifts. Rockefeller says he shopped for his! Gift has to be under $10.” — FNC Senate reporter Trish Turner.

Weingarten sets a high Bieber bar for himself

“I average 7 new followers a day. If he stops gaining followers, I’ll be as popular as Justin Bieber when I am 7,043 years old.” — WaPo‘s Gene Weingarten.

FLOTUS’ Xmas present for POTUS is a secret, but no, it’s not a Presidential hot tub

“The truth is, we generally — we always say we’re not going to give each other gifts because the gift is the love that we have for each other.  Yes, that’s a good thing.  (Applause.)  But then he usually gets me something.  And them I’m like, we weren’t supposed to get each other stuff. So I got him something but I’m not going to say.  All right?  That make sense?  Last year one of the kids suggested that I get him a hot tub.  (Laughter)  Remember that?  We didn’t get him a hot tub.  (Laughter)” — First Lady Michelle Obama in remarks at Children’s Medical Center on Monday.

Baier Vomit

“@kjon Congrats on winning Trivia! Please send your info to for your prize! Hat, mug, tie or new SR grilling spatula!” — FNC’s Bret Baier announces the new Fox News gift of a grilling spatula for his weekly trivia contest. (Baier Vomit (noun): 1. The liquid spray that hack journalists can’t keep down whilst reporting on Bret Baier. 2. BV can have a chunky consistency, often a result of the special showmanship that Baier exudes when talking about anything.)

A Quick Convo Between Two Media Types

Today’s exchange is between former RNC Spokesman Doug Heye and Fake Jim VandeHei, the fake twitter account for Politico Exec. Editor Jim VandeHei.

Doug Heye: “#BonjeanParty2011 has made the Drudge Report. Huge! Congrats
@RonBonjean and Sara!”

Fake Jim VandeHei: “Most DC tweet of all time.”

Peter Ogburn contributed to this report.

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