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A litmus test to bank on

“You know you’ve been staking out a certain Senator’s office a long time when Rep. Tim Johnson walks by you for the 5th time on his cell.” — Politico‘s Shira Toeplitz in a Thursday tweet. (Johnson, a disheveled congressman who usually has bed head hair, paces from the House side of the Capitol to the Senate side and back and forth and back and forth calling constituents on his cell phone.)

Thanks a lot, spell check

“Yes, I’m well aware that the headline on my story says ‘heaving against’ but should say ‘heavily against.’ Thanks, spell check. You’re fantastic. I should rely on you always.” — RealClearPolitics’s Erin McPike in a Thursday Facebook update.

Heat dude might stay forever

“No heat in the house last three nights, among the coldest of the year. Heat dude – there’s no other description for him – is back for the third day and seems flummoxed yet again. He doesn’t yet realize that he’s living here with me until the furnace is working.” —’s Keith Koffler in a Thursday Facebook update.

Blind quote from Politico holiday party at Corcoran: “These things always make me so obnoxious.” We published after midnight last night, so if you missed the party story, read the full write-up here.

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