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Politico’s Mike Allen In 7 Seconds

Regular viewers of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” are often treated to a healthy, peppy dose of Politico‘s Mike Allen. His Playbook segment airs for approximately five minutes as he rattles off his enthusiastic take on current happenings in Washington.

Take that five minutes and imagine what it would be like condensed into a seven second video clip. The closest thing to that in real life is a Vine clip produced Thursday by Politico‘s video producer Alexander Trowbridge.

After Allen hosted a Q&A with White House aide Dan Pfeiffer, Trowbridge got a behind-the-scenes clip of Allen reciting the “best line” from the interview. Vine is a social media platform in which users can publish and share short videos.

“Best line from Playbook Breakfast this morning,” Allen says, staring into the camera with his classically caffeinated eyes. “Dan Pfeiffer says ‘take the job for what it is, not for the next one you want.’”

And it loops over and over and over again. Truly mesmerizing.

“We’ve been playing around with Vine as a way to give our readers a quick look into the Politico newsroom, talking to our reporters- in just 6secs!- about stories driving the conversation,” Senior Video Producer Christine Delargytold FBDC. “We’ve just been deciding day to day on what and who to Vine based on what’s of most interest to our audience on site and social media.”

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Quotes of the Day

“I tried to watch it. I obviously had to have a couple of glasses of champagne.” — E! late-night talk show host Chelsea Handler on Lifetime’s Liz and Dick starring Lindsay Lohan. Both Chelsea and Lindsay have graced the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.

“Live from Capitol Hill, @AlexanderTrow prepares for #politicolive.”Politico‘s Jake Sherman. It’s a miracle! Sherman finally has a decent photo that doesn’t involve a bland sign with an arrow from the Capitol. Rather, it’s of his colleague, Alexander Trowbridge and even includes morning sunlight.

Post election status

“Many of those with whom I promised to ‘check in after the election’ have now graduated to ‘check in after the holidays’ status.” — NYT magazine’s Chief National Correspondent Mark Leibovich.

Journo gets ripped for book

“I wouldn’t wipe my ass with your NY Times Bestseller. Nice cover though. #ObamaZombies” — Tracee Kapree to author and former Human Events Editor Jason Mattera, who wrote Obama Zombies.

Sarcasm is…

“Swedish Fish are relieved, I’m sure–esp. the red ones.” — Conservative radio host Laura Ingraham on a story in The Daily Caller regarding a Swedish Toys R Us franchise going gender neutral in its Christmas catalog.

Open letter to actor Angus Jones

“Dear Angus T Jones, If u are morally against appearing on Two & a Half Men, but contractually obligated, donate paychecks to a good cause.” — NBC News’ Shawna Thomas.

Howiella gives herself gift of Lifetime’s Liz and Dick

“My reward for churning out tomorrow’s ITK column: watching Liz and Dick on DVR. Be jealous.” — Howiella (a.k.a. The Hill‘s Judy Kurtz) on Monday night. The movie premiered on Sunday.

Can you imagine Mother JonesDavid Corn driving a Maserati? Yeah, neither can we. And ABC’s Amy Walter has an important question…  Read more

Morning Chatter

Quotes of the Day

D.C. book shop takes pride in Petraeus mistress video

“Kind of weird that the video circulating in most news reports of Paula Broadwell is of her reading from her Petraeus bio at our store.” — Politics & Prose.

Petraeus scandal fatigue

“*Yawn* Call me when they find pantless photos.” — Washington freelancer Sam Knight.

TV exchange turns Cillizza into toddler

On Monday afternoon WaPo‘s Chris Cillizza appeared on NBC Chief Foreign Correspondent Andrea Mitchell‘s MSNBC program.

Mitchell: “I’m not sure if that was Grover Norquist or Grover from Sesame Street.”

Cillizza: “Ahhh, poopyhead!” (Cillizza is referencing Norquist’s assertion that President Obama portrayed Mitt Romney as a “poopyhead.”)

Mitchell: (What appeared to be authentic laughter)

Reporter proposes new online law

“Tweeting a link to the 2nd or later page of a story should be punishable by death.” — HuffPost health care reporter Jeff Young.

Journo warns against bullshit spam

“Here’s a warning: stay away from opening anything from Zoosk, some bullshit social network thing, that will spam everybody you’ve ever known.” — Michael Wolff, contributing editor to Vanity Fair.

Sting is so dreamy

“To me, Sting is one of the hottest men ever to live.” — former Herman Cain Spokeswoman Ellen Carmichael.

Does General Petraeus sex scandal story have, ahem, long legs?

“I must say, Julian, that your notion of this story not having long legs is chalk full of raw irony.” — Fill-in host Michael Eric Dyson to Democratic strategist Julian Epstein, who appeared on MSNBC Monday afternoon and said he didn’t think the scandal had long legs (wink wink!).

Find out which journo’s husband snorts when he snores and which Politico journo is showing off his girlfriend’s pesto…. Read more

Politico Spruces Up Video, Media Teams

Politico is making changes to its video and media teams. Key points: 1. Carrie Stevenson, a 20-year veteran of CNN, has been hired as executive producer of their live shows at the summer presidential conventions. 2. Lauren Pulte has been promoted to Video Manager and Producer. 3. Olivia Petersen has been promoted to Media Relations Manager. 4. They’ve hired Jacqueline Corba as their New Media Coordinator. They plucked her from GWU, where she was until last week. 5. Alexander Trowbridge (or “Trow” as they like to call him in the wilds of Rosslyn) will now be a Video Reporter. 6. Julio Negron has been promoted to Senior Video Producer. 6. Madeline Marshall is their “newest” video producer, whose recent claim to fame is being proposed to in the newsroom. She’s engaged to Photo Editor Jay Westcott.

See the memo…

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Chef Geoff Teaches ‘Political Junkies’ How to Grill

At the risk of conjuring up images of Mike Allen in a “kiss the cook” apron, Politico interviewed D.C.-based Chef Geoff Tracy (a.k.a Mr. Norah O’Donnell) to get some Independence Day grilling tips for “political junkies.” Whatever fun you want to poke at Tracy, the well-done video was created by Alexander Trowbridge and Madeleine Marshall.

Political junkies are apparently not too bright. Some of Geoff’s tips:

  • Keep the grill “nice and clean” with a grill brush.
  • Preheat the grill to “get it all sort of going.”
  • Season meat and leave it sitting out as the grill preheats.

OK, now for the more experienced grillers:

  • Spray meat with Canola spray, which is “the key to getting good grill marks.”
  • Avoid burning down the house by not putting freshly marinated meat on the grill.
  • Meat thermometers read up to 220F degrees; chicken is finished cooking. between 160 and 165, beef between 125 and 130. And whatever other dumb thing you do, do not use a candy thermometer for meat.
  • Geoff recommends picking an American beer on the fourth of July: “It’s an American way of doing things,” he says.

At the end of the video, CBS Chief White House Correspondent Norah O’Donnell, Tracy’s wife, shows up to taste the burger. Suffice it to say she didn’t do an imitation of Kim Kardashian in the Carl’s Jr. commercials.

Watch here.