Quotes of the Day

From the Dept. of Bragiculture…

“I have more Twitter followers than my hometown congressman.” — New York magazine’s Social Media Coordinator Stefan Becket, whose hometown congressman is Rep. Scott Perry (R-Pa). Becket hails from York, Pa. He has 6,950 followers; the congressman has just 942.

Strange coincidence?

“There is a gastroenterologist at my doctor’s office named Martin Bashir.” — CNN’s Lizzie O’Leary.

CNN’s Tapper stops and smells the roses

“I haven’t covered the news over the last week, but I have been spending a lot of time with a 3- and 5-year-old. So don’t feel I’ve missed much.” — CNN Chief Washington Correspondent Jake Tapper.

FNC producer praises Omni hotel

“Wow, quite impressed with the Omni in NOLA. Didn’t even realize I left a pair of earrings in the room and they mailed them back to me.” — Fox News Senate producer Kara Rowland.

Pre-dawn Politico Playbook: Mike Allen is burning the midnight oil again. This morning’s Playbook emerged at 5 a.m. If he snaps at you today, you’ll know why.

Confessional.

“Okay, so maybe I am as deep as the skin on an apple. Oh yah, and materialistic. At least I admit it. I’m still a nice person.” — ABC7′s Stephen Tschida.

An unusual fact about peanut butter and jelly sandwiches…

“Fast Fact: The average child will eat 1,500 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches before graduating high school” — Bloomberg TV

Eddie Scarry contributed to this report.