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A question to which there will be no answer this campaign season

“Hey, one thing I’m still unclear on: Would Romney eat Obama’s dog food if Pawlenty mowed one acre of his lawn?” — Washington Examiner‘s Philip Klein in a Friday tweet that’s clearly some strange slight on Bo Obama. No, no, not really. It’s a play on a promise now ex-presidential hopeful T-Paw made at the GOP debate last week.

Reporter bummed about flighty woman

“Woke up feeling depressed about a hot n cold woman. After attending a picket line I feel 20x better – pickets lines always pick me up.” — Labor Journalist Mike Elk in a weekend tweet. WaPo Date Lab are you thinking what we’re thinking?

Incest Desk Revisited

Over the weekend Politico‘s Jonathan Martin appeared on NBC’s “MTP” for the roundtable. We’re sure girlfriend Betsy Fischer, the show’s executive producer, cheered on his performance that included this quote: “That’s the central question hanging over the race. Is this your father’s GOP?” Martin asked after host David Gregory flashed a quote on screen on the dichotomy of picking “establishment” candidates such as Mitt Romney and John Huntsman versus someone like Rick Perry. We reported on the incestuous nature of his appearance over the weekend. Somehow this quote didn’t make it into the rush transcript.

A mother boasts about her Washington daughter

“I can finally brag about my daughter @cbellantoni ‘s latest accomplishment. I’m going to visit Harvard!!” — Cassandra Bellantoni, reporter, LAT, HuffPost, AOL’s Patch Hollywood, Sherman Oaks, Beverly Hills Times Mag. Producer on her daughter, Roll Call‘s Christina Bellantoni, getting a fellowship at Harvard.

A self-described ‘fishy-smelly’ media scribe

“I am back and fishless, but very tan. And fishy-smelly, because I did catch a few little ones. Then I am leaving again.” — Mediaite‘s Frances Martel in a fishy tweet we had to print because it’s just that fishy.

A compliment and an insult all rolled into one

“Why hasn’t Team T-Paw used his wife more? She’s dynamic on stump. She kinda seems to want it more than he does. She’s fantastic.” — Human EventsTony Lee in a weekend tweet.

Weekend musings from Ames, Iowa

“Running thru a cow barn trying to find Palin … It’s like Where’s Waldo only with more livestock.” — USA Today’s Jackie Kucinich in a weekend tweet from Ames, Iowa.

Hey Plumline: You’re just so ‘excellent excellent’

“Thanks!” — WaPo‘s Greg Sargent in a weekend response to props he received and re-tweeted from a reader because that’s such a classy thing to do these days. Just ask The Daily Beast‘s Howard Kurtz. The compliment: “@sethdmichaels This is an excellent, excellent post by @theplumlineGS on the ‘weird’ issue.” Read Sargent’s “excellent, excellent” story here.

The Observer

“On the way to the Palin mob, ran into a furious Fox crew who hadn’t been given a heads up.” — Politico‘s Ben Smith in a weekend tweet from Ames, Iowa.

Unnecessary Tweet of the Day

“@CQRC_Photo department is holding out on me. They bought a bubble gun from the man on First Street NE, but I’m not allowed to play w/ it.” — Roll Call‘s Jessica Estepa in a Friday tweet. Jessica, you’ve done it once again. Congratulations, or like WaPo‘s Chris Cillizza writes, or something like that.

Frustrated journo

“Whoever invented pdfs you can’t copy from obviously hates journalists.” — The Hill‘s Keith Laing in a weekend tweet.


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Journo risks meat purchase at convenience store

“Took a chance on some carne adovada at a convenience store in Alexandria after Dave Alvin show (typically terrific). Adovada almost as good.” — Albuquerque Journal‘s Washington Bureau Chief Michael Coleman in a weekend tweet. For the cuisine-challenged, carne adovada is marinated pork that typically comes in a burrito or taco.

Something easily applicable to Washington life

“My new pet peeve? People WALKING and texting- slamming right into me or stepping on my dog and sometimes onto the bumper of my car! @Oprah” — Comedian Ali Wentworth in a weekend tweet. She’s also the wife of ABC GMA’s George Stephanopoulos.

Bio of the Day

Fake Howard Kurtz: King of all MSM. Philosopher of conventional wisdom: Beltway style. CNN host, former WaPo‘er & now @TheTinaBeast’s bitch. Location: Deep in the Beltway. Twitter debut: June 14, 2011. Goal: Garden variety sarcastic ridicule of Kurtz.

My Source, My Source, My Source

My source told me what my source was told. Did someone misinform my source? I don’t know. It is what it is.” — Conservative blogger Robert Stacy McCain to The Daily Caller‘s Jonathan Strong, who asked McCain, “Is your (anonymous) source 3rd or 4th hand? Just curious.” McCain wrote on The American Spectator blog Friday that former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is expected to announce her presidential intentions this week. Palin replied over Twitter, “Really? Hmm, guess they forgot to inform me what I’m ‘expected to do’ next week.” McCain updated his post with the above Palin line and this remark: “OK, fine, governor, but I was reporting what my source had been told. Has my source been misinformed?” We think he’s going to be waiting awhile.

Picking a new Twitter handle for Weiner

“In the spirit of true bipartisanship, let’s help @RepWeiner choose a new Twitter name. Keep it clean (or not) #WeinerGate #Tcot #p2″ — Sean Hannity’s Hair in a weekend tweet on what ex-Rep. Anthony Weiner‘s (D-N.Y.) new Twitter handle ought to be.

A TV journo does Father’s Day

“Woke up to my 4 year old and 1 year old jumping on me! Best morning – breakfast – church and a little batman and iron man play in between.” — FNC anchor Bret Baier in a Sunday morning tweet.

TV bungles

Former CNNer Larry King confuses Saddam Hussein for Osama Bin Laden. He quickly corrected himself with help of CNN Host Howard Kurtz on “Reliable Sources.”

WaPo‘s conservative issues blogger Jennifer Rubin melds ex-Rep. Anthony Weiner and BigGovernment‘s Andrew Breitbart into “Andrew Weiner.” Again it’s Kurtz to the rescue. “Anthony,” he says. Rubin quickly corrects herself and explains that Breitbart was also a central figure in the Weiner scandal.

Media Travel Complaint Desk

“Re my flight debacle, I finally took off from JFK 3hrs late. My PA spent night sleeping on airport floor and just got to LA. Outrageous.” — CNN talk show host Piers Morgan in a weekend tweet. Earlier he wrote, “Two hours on runway. No info re when we will take off. Clear outside, no rain. PATHETIC. Why do people just accept this crap?”

“Witnessed the @UnitedAirlines computer outage craziness first hand picking my brother up at Dulles tonight. Confused reigned.” — The Hill‘s Keith Laing in a weekend tweet.

A boisterous D. Shuster counts down to ‘Countdown’

“2 days and 19 hours until the debut of Countdown with @keitholbermann. Thrilling to be part of the team!” — Current TV’s David Shuster in a weekend tweet. Shuster will serve as a primary guest host for Olbermann when O can’t make it. The program begins on tonight at 8 p.m. on Comcast Channel 107.

Editor backs away from scary fast food line

“Line for Shake Shack at Nats Park was terrifying. Retreating to friendlier ground. #HelloChiliHalfSmoke” — WCP Managing Editor Mike Madden in a weekend tweet. After three weeks of Weiners, we think he should have battled the Shake Shack line and ordered a cheeseburger.

The modern sex scandal

“Digital evidence is the new blue dress.” — The Daily Beast‘s John Avlon on CNN’s “Reliable Sources” on Sunday.

A weird weekend convo between two journalists

BigGovernment‘s Andrew Breitbart: “@joanwalsh I apologize for being mean to you, yo wanna have sex?”

Salon Editor-at-Large Joan Walsh: “Thanks @AndrewBreibart, I’m just going to choose to take that in the nicest possible way tonight.” (Dear Readers: This was a spoof Breitbart tweet, notice the one “t” — so not from the real Breitbart.”)


The Hill Shifts a Beat and Hires Two New Scribes

The Hill‘s Editor-in-Chief Hugo Gurdon announces a beat change and a few new hires. Jordy Yager (pictured here) is moving to the beat, in part, left vacant by Susan Crabtree. Crabtree recently left the newspaper for TPM. Debbie Seigelebaum, a new hire from Inside Washington Publishers, will assume Yager’s Campus/Features beat. A second new hire is Keith Laing from The News Service of Florida, who will be a business and lobbying reporter.

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