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Quotes of the Day

“I hate that bitch.”Lesley Murphy, the Washington, D.C. political consultant who was sent home last night on ABC’s “The Bachelor” after ultimately deciding not to tell the Bachelor that she was falling in love with him. She was talking about the villainous Tierra LiCausi, an emotional woman who was sent home last night because she couldn’t stop crying and fighting with the other women in competition for Sean Lowe‘s love.

“Living large at 42, Joe.”Politico Executive Editor Jim VandeHei on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” this morning. His birthday is today. Amazing, he got a rather low-key mention in Politico Playbook, curiously coming in just after Robert Griffin III and USA Today Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page. What the hell, third?

SOTU guest suggestions

“Waiting for a Dem to invite a homeless penguin b/c of climate change and Republican to invite a destitute coal exec b/c of EPA to SOTU.” — BuzzFeed Washington Bureau Chief John Stanton.

Politico Playbook publish time: 7:40 a.m.

NPR freelancer sick of unruly toddlers

“Oh lady who sets her toddlers free in the lobby every day, we may have words.” — NPR freelancer Lizzie O’Leary, who recently opened up to Cosmo mag about her painful bout with endometriosis and why she left CNN — obviously she can’t go on the air on Vicodin. In the story, she mentioned her intellectual prowess. The quote: “I got the amazing chance to be a CNN correspondent, but my body just wasn’t capable of doing that. But it’s also been this very strange gift. For so long, I defined myself as a journalist, and in the time when I’ve been sick, I’ve learned to define myself as a daughter and a sister and a girlfriend and an intellectual.”

Catholic newsflash for the media

“Dear Media — just because a group has ‘Catholic’ in its name does not mean it speaks for Catholics. i.e. Catholics United.” — John Kartch, spokesman to Americans for Tax Reform Prez Grover Norquist.

The Observer

“I believe Maria Cantwell got a new haircut (or at least is styling a little differently) and I like the side bang.” — Roll Call‘s Meredith Shiner on the Democratic senator from Washington state.

Media writer fully expects CBS to blow him off

“The Erik Wemple Blog has reached out to CBS News for perspective on all of this. We expect absolutely no response.” — The conclusion of WaPo Erik Wemple‘s story on CBS Major Garrett‘s unexpected explosion of “shirty” profanity Monday. Garrett, CBS’s Chief White House Correspondent, hasn’t yet responded to the torrent of eager reporters. But he did say this: “Monday before SOTU is always slow. Pity. I was speaking to @JOSreports. He knows why. I hear S#%* is REALLY hitting the fan in Damascus.”

Important Q to Ponder from the R media: “Is surgical removal of @Toure‘s lips from @BarackObama‘s posterior covered by ObamaCare? #justcurious.” — Newsbuster‘s Ken Shepherd. Touré c0-hosts MSNBC’s “The Cycle.”

Which Washington reporter just went on book leave?

Announcement: “Just went on leave to write my book on the 1st modern pol. scandal & how it changed us. (Think 1987.) Still finishing a mag piece, though.” — Matt Bai, political writer for New York Times Magazine.

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