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Quotes of the Day

“We’re just starting our second week and we want to hear from you. How’s my driving? Let us know what you like, what you think we need to work on. Email us at thelead@cnn.com.” — CNN’s Jake Tapper.

“We’re showing women bouncing their butts in our viewers’ faces. Can we just stop that?” — FNC’s Greg Gutfield on “The Five” Monday as the network showed endless b-roll of Spring Break women shaking their asses.

Hence the understatement of the week: “Fox News loves their Spring Break b-roll.” — Breitbart and Townhall‘s Lisa de Pasquale.

In other words: Happy Passover!

“Awright haters and @mmfa trolls, you soon have 49 hours to do your worst, since I am going offline for Passover. To the rest I say #Freedom!” — Breitbart.com Editor-in-Chief and in-house counsel Joel Pollack.

Actually, not a Happy Passover

“My mother is breaking my heart by sending all the family photos from the family seder I’m missing. Almost like I’ve been…passed. Over.” — Think ProgressAdam Peck.

TV journo tries to avoid overeating 

“If you are trying to maintain your weight don’t fly Emirates. they feed you like every 2 hours… Seriously. I finally just said stop.” — ABC7′s Stephen Tschida, our favorite traveler.

And another can’t sleep

“Wide awake hours before my alarm goes off, can’t fall back asleep. #firstworldproblems.” — Media Matters’ John Whitehouse whose Twitter handle is @existentialfish.

Attention publicists!

“Pro Tip: if you’re a publicist, don’t use ‘Comrade’ as the salutation of an unsolicited email. I won’t keep reading.” — Politico‘s James Hohmann.

Important Question to Ponder

“Why won’t the ‘Unknown’ person blowing up my phone just leave a message? #why” — WaPo and MSNBC’s Jonathan Capehart.

WTF: The Bunny and Eggs Season?

“On CA radio show, Rep. Louie Gohmert confirms his comms director is single. ‘She’s just terrific. Just absolutely terrific.’” – HuffPost‘s Jennifer Bendery. “Gohmert on Easter: ‘Some may call it ‘bunny and eggs’ season. It’s Easter.’”

Reporter blasts Rosenne Barr. Read more

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Quotes Of The Day

“Twitter is really becoming a zoo of rude, selfish people.” — FNC’s Greg Gutfield to his colleague Rick Leventhal.

Journo braves Air India Airport Lounge

“Some Russians just showed up at the Air India lounge: one mullet, two neon wife-beaters and a huge cloud of eau de something.” — Former D.C. journo for The Hill Peter Savodnik, now a freelance writer based in New York.

Necessary Tweet of the Day

“Had a very realistic, nightmarish dream.” — Greenwire‘s Jessica Estepa.

Congresswoman never had heart attack?

“Former Rep. Diane Watson is moderating the AKA #boule2012 town hall. Contrary to reports in March, she said she didn’t suffer a heart attack.” — CNN and Washington Watch’s Roland Martin over the weekend. Every pub from the LAT to the Sacramento Bee reported news of her heart attack and recovery from the health issue. The LAT appeared to hear the news straight from the horse’s mouth. She told a reporter in a telephone interview, “I’m feeling good. I just came from my doctor, and there is no damage to the heart.” She added that doctors were monitoring her for possible blood clot problems.Watson retired from Congress in 2011.

Baier Vomit: Twitter Help Desk

FNC’s Bret Baier: Retweet RT @rosmy100us @BretBaier @OMemmieG WHAT IS THE MEANING OF RT? SORRY FOR MY IGNORANCE.

Travel Complaint Desk…

Politico’s Ginger Gibson, who was traveling today, faced what she dubbed were “ridiculous” delays at the Delta and United gates of Reagan National Airport.

1. Starting today’s outing with the longest TSA line I’ve ever seen at DCA. Totally ridiculous. What is going on??? 2. Glad I came to the airport early to get food. Too bad I won’t actually be able to eat now. 3. Well, at least the woman who was rudely yelling at the airline employees to tag her bag is now way behind me in line. #karma. 4. Well, at least the woman who was rudely yelling at the airline employees to tag her bag is now way behind me in line. #karma 5. Once on board, Gibson had more complaints. “Ugh. A two and a half hour flight with no onboard wifi or television. How did people fly cross country before inflight wifi?”

For ABC “Bachelorette” watchers… funniest comment came from Dr. Jill Biden (fake account) who remarked, “Jef had to leave Emily’s family because he was late for a rumble with the Greasers.”

Spotted: Current TV’s David Shuster dining al fresco with a woman Friday night at Levante’s, a Mediterranean restaurant off Dupont Circle. She was believed to be attractive and thin with long hair (I’ve implored Eddie to get more details next time).

Peter Ogburn and Eddie Scarry contributed to this report.

Morning Chatter

Quotes of the Day

Journo love

“Alex Burns. Maggie Haberman. We love you both.” — MSNBC’s Alex Witt on Sunday afternoon to guests of the program Politico‘s Burns and Haberman.

Is Jason Linkins a 13-year-old with a drinking problem?

“Damn it! I promised myself that my ‘work bourbon’ would last until the New Hampshire primary was over.” — HuffPost‘s left-wing media reporter Jason Linkins spent the weekend trying to be Hunter S. Thompson and failing miserably. On Sunday morning he adds, “The winner of this debate is vodka.” Still later he says simply, “Drink” and links to a music video. 

Huntman’s Mandarin falls flat

“I was in the press room, actually, last night during that debate and the press kind of erupted into laughter at that so I’m not sure that moment went over very well.” — RealClearPoliticsErin McPike on MSNBC Sunday afternoon in response to a question on Jon Huntsman‘s use of Mandarin in Saturday night’s debate.

Melinda tires of the ass kissing

“Is Chris Matthews thinking David Gregory will be his boss someday? Enough, already…” — WaPo‘s Melinda Henneberger.

HuffPost reporter gets shout-out from Eva Longoria

“Eva Longoria just retweeted me. I mean, that’s cool.” — HuffPost‘s Jennifer Bendery.

Bad form: Reporter RT’s himself

“RT @MikViq: Basically, Romney is saying that IF he could correct the SuperPAC ads he would, but since he hardly knows these people, he can’t.” — NBC’s Michael Viqueira. To be fair, Viqueira is not a serial self RTer. This is the first act of this nature that we’ve seen from him. But why do this ever?

JMart pricks Newt, Pinocchio and WaPo

“Love that Newt is still turning to washpost Pinnochios [sic] as pushback. Plays well in Laconia.” — Politico‘s Jonathan Martin.

Muffin metaphors

“Ever since Peggy Noonan called Newt Gingrich ‘an angry little attack muffin’ all I see is a screaming blueberry muffin when he talks…” — MSNBC Contributor and Daily Beast Columnist Meghan McCain.

WaPo‘s conservative issues blogger Jennifer Rubin assesses the weekend: “Loser: Diane Sawyer winner: people who can’t stand Huntsman.. he’ll be gone soon.”

Reality Show Confessional

“I miss Herman and Michelle.” — WaPo‘s Dana Milbank.

Ball puts debate moderator’s hair on notice

“John DiStaso wins Best Early-State Mullet category.” — The Atlantic‘s Molly Ball of the Union Leader reporter who helped moderate the NBC debate Sunday morning. And FNC “Redeye” host Greg Gutfeld suggests this: “After debate, David Gregory’s hair is having brunch with John Huntsman’s hair.”

Sick designer on the loose

“Throat hurts + fever + headache + congestion = me today :-( #justshootme.” — Washington Business Journal Designer Timothy Wong. (This was Sunday; hopefully he’s on the mend today.)

Erick Erickson issues “apology” to ABC

“Dear ABC News, I was wrong. You set the bar for stupid so high in last night’s debate even NBC did better than you.” — RedState.com’s Editor-in-Chief and CNN Contributor Erick Erickson.

Headline on a story by CBS Political Director John Dickerson on Slate: My Baloney Has a First Name, It’s M-I-T-T

Weekend drive-thru

“Wendy’s drive-thru in Vienna, VA. Apparently, tonight, this is how I roll. #suburbanadventures #withajrbaconcheeseburger” — Capitol File Editor-in-Chief Kate Bennett.

Rules and more rules

“Just announced in press file ‘we have a little bit of security issue outside.’ Taking folks over to the spin room in groups of 10. Really?” — ReutersSam Youngman in New Hampshire.