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Morning Chatter

Quotes of the Day

WTF? Save Politico‘s Byron Tau, from himself

(Igor Bobic, an assistant editor at Talking Points Memo was as shocked as we were with Tau’s tweet. He wrote, “Is this DM?” Then he added, “Anyone want to join me in TPing @ByronTau‘s house sometime this month? A little bird gave me his address.Hey Byron, our resident paparazzo Eddie will be over to your house later to snap some pictures. To provide context, Tau was reacting to the online outrage of Gawker and Journal News publishing gun owner names and addresses.)

Morning Oopsy!

“Correction on huffpost - ‘earlier version said West Wales is located in England. In fact, it is located in Wales’” — Katherine Faulkner, Asst. News Editor at Daily Mail. The correction was on a story about a McDonald’s employee who was fired for being rambunctious with the chocolate sprinkles on a coworker’s McFlurry. She sued the company and won $5,000. Correction: An earlier version of this story mistakenly said that West Wales is located in England. In fact, it is located in Wales.”

Reporter puts RGIII in his prayers

“Saying a prayer for @RGIII. He has brought DC together in a way very, very few have in a very, very short time.” — Roll Call White House reporter Steven Dennis. Also see NYT’s Maureen Dowd‘s columnon the subject. She begins, “Everyone told me not to fall in love so quickly, that I’d get my heart broken. But I couldn’t help it. Robert Griffin III and Alfred Morris, the stellar Redskins rookies, were such appealing palliatives to our ugly, nihilistic politics and our cascade of lurid sports scandals.”

Today at the White House

“[Today] at the WH: ‘The President will host cast and crew members of the television show 1600 Penn for a screening at the White House.’” — Tribune‘s Mike Memoli.

Convo Between Two Journos

This morning’s conversation between NBC’s Chuck Todd and NYT’s Mark Leibovich concerns the late Richard Ben Cramer. Leibovich is referring to his upcoming book on Washington culture that has the working and likely title, This Town. The book will be available in April.

Todd: “@MarkLeibovich friend sent note about how he asked RBC why there no index, RBC’s reply: ‘sick and tired of seeing DC people’ read via index”

Leibovich: “@chucktodd totally agree… I’m contemplating no index myself”

Local meteorologist shivers in workplace

“Freezing in the office this morning, but a mild afternoon ahead. Partly cloudy with highs in the mid-upper 50s in D.C. today!!!” — WJLA’s Jacqui Jeras. Come on, WJLA! Turn up the heat already. Your METEOROLOGIST is freezing.

Peter Ogburn and Eddie Scarry contributed to this report.

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