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Quotes of the Day

WHOSE SHOES? “Footwear of the fashion forward men of POLITICO Video.” — Politico‘s Christine Delargy.  Hints: The guy in yellow has been known to frequent Pete’s, a pizza eatery in D.C.; his colleague showing off his fancy boat shoes, meanwhile, frequents Peregrine in the Eastern Market neighborhood of Washington. We’ll tell you later. But send your guesses and commentary to or to

“I’m wearing pajama bottoms, you can’t see it.”Daily Caller and The Week‘s Matt Lewis, joking (we think) during his appearance on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” this morning.

Burning the midnight oil

“hey @woodhouseb do you think holder should resign? what if ashcroft had investigated MSNBC reporter? you wld have been ok with it? comment?” — BuzzFeed‘s Michael Hastings to Democratic Party Spokesman Brad Woodhouse. Noteworthy: The tweet was sent at 3:25 a.m.

Just in case you think you’re having a bad day…“Not something you see everyday. A plane sticking out the side of an apt building. @ABC7John is live at 4:32am!” — Sara Van Aernum, executive producer of ABC7’s “Good Morning Washington.” The plane ran out of fuel and had to take a pit stop into this Herndon, Va. apartment building. Can you imagine waking up to this sh-t?

Anxiety-ridden TV watcher

“I need a xanax just to watch this thing.” — NPR freelancer Lizzie O’Leary watching yesterday’s Spelling Bee.

Just a normal day at work in Washington

“We are ALL CLEAR !” just received via email at @wusa9 after bomb threat. Broadcasts never interrupted. No evacuations.Thanks @DCPoliceDept” — WUSA9’s Russ Ptacek.

“Weird coincidence. #Tornado drill in #Senate, while #oklahoma has real thing.” — CQ Roll Call Staff Writer Alan Ota.

Reporter wishes she was better versed in car mechanics

“Wish I knew about cars so when mechanic went on ‘If you don’t give me all your money, you will DIE in a fiery mess’ spiel, I could check him.” — NBC Washington Social Media Editor Cheryl Thompson.

From the Dept. of Bragiculture…

“I was only reporter to ride 100k over 3 days w/George W. Bush on mountain bikes w/wounded vets on his ranch last week. 4k words posting soon.” — HuffPost‘s Jon Ward. In case you don’t think he’s the most humble reporter in Washington, he is. Just ask him!

Editor encounters red tape

“Recently received incomplete response from the State Dept. to a straightforward FOIA request — from September 2011.” — The Hill‘s Managing Editor Bob Cusack.

And another editor refrains from applauding female teen

“Just saw a teenager with a Morrissey shirt on. Wanted to give her a high five. Didn’t.” — WaPo‘s Chris Cillizza.

Politico Playbook Publish Time: 8:15 a.m.

Journo gets karaoke orders

“Have been explicitly told not to sing any Radiohead tonight (Karma Police is my karaoke go-to)” — BuzzFeed‘s Rosie Gray.

Tennessee radio show wants to impeach Obama?

“Got an email from a TN radio show planning an ‘Impeach Obama’ rally in DC, borderline demanding a meeting with Speaker Boehner, other GOPers” — Ian Koski, flack for Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.).

Reporter tries to avoid Eli Lake’s wrath

“Can we talk about how terrible rap music is? (Brb, fleeing office to ensure @EliLake doesn’t kill me)” — Daily Beast Contributor Justin Green.


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