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Morning Chatter

Quotes of the Day

Journo distracted by noise

“That thing when the protest outside your office gets so loud you can’t concentrate. They even have a lute player?” — The Atlantic‘s Sommer Mathis.

Male editor perplexed by Girl Scout cookies

“Same Girl Scout cookies my whole life known here in MidAtlantic/Northeast as Samoas are called Caramel deLites elsewhere? Very confusing.” — Kiplinger Assoc. Editor Ken Bazinet.

Fake Jim V has an announcement

“Giving up Drudge for lent” — Fake Jim VandeHei.

TWT writer baits Politico scribe

“@jonallendc I bet @jakesherman has never shot a gun. Other than water.” — TWT Senior Editorial writer Emily Miller to Politico‘s Jake Sherman. Ouch, Fast Break Sherm, are you just going to take that? Sherman was covering a political fundraiser at the Scottsdale Arizona Gun Club yesterday. He explained on Twitter, “Rep. David Schweikert got his wife a gun for Christmas.” He wrote to Miller and colleague Jonathan Allen, “No comment.”

Whitney-itis

“We’re drinking a bottle of $200 wine. Why? Because it’s a Tuesday night and it’s been a bad, bad day.” — DCGOPGirl, who was struggling last week when her Ambien wasn’t working.

Quote taken wildly out of context

A follower to Big Journalism Editor and CNN Contributor Dana Loesch writes: “This is true. I’m a lefty Canadian and I agree, transvaginal ultrasounds aren’t a punishment. It’s a safety thing.”

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