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From the Road

“Hurriedly shove things in bags, go to next location, discover what fell out of the bags. Repeat. #travel” — Slate‘s Dave Weigel.

“The crowd at this Romney-McCain event feels as sleepy as us folks in the press corps.” — NBC’s Chuck Todd.

“Hey, Cindy McCain in the house. #happieronthesidelines.” — PBS’s Gwen Ifill.

Eeks. ‘Smells like burning’

“Gingrich press bus is running power to a small city of laptops through one single cigarette lighter. Look out NH! #FITN” — Yahoo! News’s Chris Moody, who later added this minor detail: “Cig lighter being used to power entire bus of laptops on Newt Express smells like burning. Unplugging bc we don’t want to die. #FITN”

“The traveling press is rigging an elaborate series of converters, extension cords and power strips to get power on the bus #rovingfirehazard.” –Politico national reporter Ginger Gibson.

Whoa! Really?

“Fact: I now have Internet in my home.” — Roll Call‘s HOH writer Neda Semnani.

Breitbart’s impassioned plea to Rupert

“Hi, @rupertmurdoch! I’m over here! Notice me, please! I like you. You are smart! You have made great decisions! Hi, it’s me Andrew! I clean pools, too, @rupertmurdoch. I can drive. Well, even! Love to fly in helis! [That's what people who have helicopters call them!]” — BigGov Founder Andrew Brietbart to media mogul  Rupert Murdoch. And this is the Murdoch.

Writer has cold weather fashion advice

“If you’re walking around DC, and not wearing long underwear, you are losing badly.” — Marcus J. Moore, music journo for BBC and Washington City Paper.

Dear Twitter, it’s me, Eli

“Hi @twitter. It’s me, Eli. Let’s try to make Thursday a day where we start to dial back some of the put down humor.” — Newsweek‘s Eli Lake.

Dear Google, it’s me, Derek

“Dear @google, if I was interested in Gmail’s ‘new look’ I would have chosen it. Give us a permanent choice or stop screwing up your shit.” — and BigGov columnist Derek Hunter.

With an eye for fashion

“Fashion disaster on CNN – Rick Santorum in a bright red shirt and black sweater vest.” — TWT Senior Opinion writer Emily Miller. And Daily Kos and Congress Matters Contributing Editor David Waldman writes, “Can’t wait to have a President who’ll sit around the White House wearing a sweater vest, and fretting about the sex people might be having.”

The Media Critic

“Ed Schultz’s insults are strange. ‘…an endorsement from ‘Mr. Excitement’ John McCain,’ he says, rolling his eyes. Huh?” — Gawker Political Editor Jim Newell.

The inevitable Rob Corddry joke

“I got no problem w/recess appts. But for a guy from The Daily Show? I just don’t see that.” — TPM’s Editor Josh Marshall in reference to President Obama appointing Richard Cordray as Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director.

Punishing shoveler

“Every time it snows, I shovel sidewalk for every house on my block except the one at the corner owned by people my age, who never shovel.” — WCP Managing Editor Mike Madden.

Journo has outburst of sorts

“My laughter outburst just violated by own Quiet Car orthodoxy. Devil made me do it. By which I mean @louisck” — The Takeaway’s Congressional Radio Correspondent Todd Zwillich.

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Quotes of the Day

Is this Ezzy’s “panic face” as a Washington journo put it?

Newt debate prep

“Do you think Newt fasts on debate days? So he can feed on the moderators?” — John Berman, ABC News Correspondent.

Dylan Ratigan picks on Luke Russert

MSNBC’s Dylan Ratigan gave Capitol Hill Correspondent Luke Russert a hard time on his program Monday afternoon. Ratigan reflected on his Monday morning. While lounging in his bathrobe drinking his French press coffee, he began watching what he thought would be his network’s “The Daily Rundown” with Chuck Todd. But no, — whoa! — it was Luke filling in. “The kid stole the keys to the car, what can you say?” Luke reasoned. Dylan said he’d now get major grooming perks, saying, “We want to make sure you retain anchor-level hair and makeup for the rest of your career.”

Super humor…

“It wasn’t exactly a super-surprise, but talking about the collapse of the #supercommittee on @WTOP at 5:50.” — USA Today‘s Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page.

Late-night rumors with BigGov’s Andrew Breitbart

Dogging rumors, Andrew Brietbart decides to face them head on in a late-night tweet: “If I am gay – and/or cheating on wife – as leftists intentionally erroneously report, doncha think they could come up with 1 dude – ever?!”

Hairy journo

“I’m so bearded right now, I’m pretty sure my sideburns have their own mustaches.” — The Atlantic‘s Senior Editor Alexis Madrigal.

Scarborough strips Norquist of presumed power

“Grover Norquist has absolutely no real power in Washington, D.C. other than the idea that he carries.” — MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough in a phone interview on the program this morning. Norquist is President of the Americans for Tax Reform.

Strange, convenient or strangely convenient?

“At D.C. DMV you can get a Driver’s license, tag renewal and HIV test.” — ABC7 News. Read here. Even weirder: Those who get tested get a $5 grocery store gift card.

Come Drink With Breitbart

The monthly soiree known as First Friday or “D.C.’s top conservative happy hour” is hosting a special, secret guest this week at Union Pub. In the invitation organizers refuse to say who it is. But shhh…we’ve learned it’s BigGov’s Andrew Breitbart.

See the invitation after the jump…

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Breitbart Book Gets Extreme Reviews

Andrew Brietbart‘s new book, Righteous Indignation: Excuse Me While I Save the World, came out Friday. The tome, which concerns a liberal agenda in the media and pop culture, has been a hot topic among media types. Reviews are already pouring in.

Surprise. Conservative sites love the book. Derek Hunter,a friend of Beitbart’s writing for the Daily Caller, says Breitbart “makes no apologies for his ‘in your face’ style, nor should he.” He praises Breitbart’s mind, saying it’s “like a shotgun – going a thousand miles an hour in every conceivable direction at once.” He gushes that the book “flows with clarity of purpose from one page to the next.” Hunter concludes: “If you trusted the media or the entertainment industry before reading this book, your eyes will be opened.” (Right, because everyone trusts the media.)

TWT also had kind words for Breitbart. Wes Vernon writes that the “narrative takes off like a rocket. The chapter ‘Breakthrough’ is in and of itself well worth the price of ‘Righteous Indignation.’” Breitbart is a “ubiquitous crusader.”

Liberal sites, on the other hand, weren’t so hot to trot on the book.

Conor Friedersdorf of the Atlantic, in a review titled “The Flaws of Breitbartism,” calls Breitbart’s convictions about America “shallow” and says “it’s hard not to pity the man,” not just because he’s “misinformed” but because he’s “built his whole professional life around opposing what in reality is a paranoid delusion.” Friedersdorf rips Breitbart to shreds, concluding: “The core worldview of Andrew Breitbart is easily refuted, bombastically phrased nonsense.”

The Daily Beast‘s Shushannah Walshe questioned several of Breitbart’s talking points in an interview. “Do you really believe the media wants to destroy you?” she asked. To which he replied “Yeah, I would say that the traditional media…are not happy that I exist.” “Do you really believe [the 'Institutional Left'] hate America, or is it just to rile people up?” “Do you get sick of being this angry all the time?”

We’re still waiting on Media Matters‘ review. We’re not 100 percent sure, but we think it may fall into the “critical of Breitbart” category.

Tapper Block Watch

The standout Twitter writers all have M.O.’s. BigGov’s Andrew Brietbart prints the seething comments people make about him – the more filthy the better. Author Buzz Bissinger cusses and writes raunchy. And part of ABC White House correspondent Jake Tapper’s charm is to block and threaten to block those who offend him. He’s sincere about it and merciless. More often than not, he blocks those who either a) spam him or b) insult a colleague.

Typically he gives a final warning before he blocks. And his following doesn’t suffer for it. He holds steady in the 74,000 range.

A recent example:

FOLLOWER: Douglas J. Turnbull I would prefer a @glennbeck interview then a KISS YOUR BUTT Diane interview on Obamvision @jaketapper

TAPPER’s REPLY: @TurnbullD53 Diane is awesome. Dissing her here is not welcome and will get you blocked. Thanks.