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Morning Chatter

A question we must all ask ourselves

“‘Is it possible to die from constipation?’” — C-SPAN Producer William Gray. Please note, Gray is presumably quoting someone else. Who that is remains a mystery.

A voice of reason amid perverts

“So shallow of everyone to lump Spitzer and Weiner together. They are TOTALLY DIFFERENT attention-seeking perverts, guys.” — The Atlantic‘s Molly Ball upon the news that that Eliot Spitzer is running for New York comptroller.

And a suggestion...”Obvious Spitzer slogan ‘he’s not as bad as Weiner’” — GOP consultant and blogger Roger Stone.

And another pervert… “Spitzer Swallows #ohmyGodIamsosorry” — Commentary‘s John Podhoretz.

The Instigator

“From now on, if the Washington media crowd wants a political candidate, I don’t. It means they do too many cocktail parties. #ScratchMyBack” — FNC media critic Richard Grenell.

Journo unsettled by tot beauties

“Tot beauty pageant contestants staying at my hotel in NC. Very ‘Little Miss Sunshine’-y here in the lobby, unsettling for a mom of 2 sons.” — WaPo‘s Karen Tumulty.

Random piece of wisdom

“It’s too early for all these tweets everybody shut up and go back to bed.” — BuzzFeed Senior Editor Matt Bellassai on Sunday at 12:26 p.m.

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“I JUST MADE A DATE WITH AN I ASSUME STRAIGHT GUY- NOTHING SEXUAL- JUST MEETING OF THE MINDS- I DO NEED S EXUAL [sic] DATE THOUGH – oops caps fukit” — Videographer and Howard Stern Show Contributor Joey Boots.

Editors greatly challenged by at home projects

“Today’s lesson: Installing a curtain rod made out of pipe conduit on a large window … Not a one-person job. #hurting” — Cheryl Thompson, Social Media Editor, NBC Washington.

“Assembly is easy, they said. Right. This tested my sanity. I was so close to returning it. But in the end, victory.” — The Hill‘s Managing Editor Bob Cusack. (See the pool he constructed at right.)

Politico Playbook Publish Time: 8:07 a.m.

From the Dept. of Bragiculture

“900+ comments on this story I wrote with @MEPFuller” — CQ Roll Call reporter Steven Dennis.  A big, hearty congrats to you Steven! The story is here. His co-writer is Matt Fuller.

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