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Gay Republican Amps Up Yoga Routine for WHCD Weekend

On again-off again Washington journalist and owner of Bikram Yoga Capitol Liz Glover says she’s seen an increase in attendance at her yoga classes ahead of White House Correspondents’ Dinner weekend. “Folks have been sweating at Bikram Yoga Capitol all week in preparation for WHCD festivities,” she tweeted Thursday.

Well, those gowns and tuxes aren’t getting any looser, are they?

“We’ve had some ladies come in to get their sweat on in anticipation of donning evening dresses for the big night,” Glover told FishbowlDC. She said among her clients getting in some extra downward-dog time is Jimmy LaSalvia, co-founder of the Gay Republican group GOProud.

LaSalvia told us that as a “homocon,” (“Washington’s ultimate outsider”) he won’t be going to the actual dinner but that he has… Read more

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Morning Chatter

Quotes of the DayElection Banter

“Holy. Cow. The magic wall… Is ON THE FLOOR” — The Atlantic Associate Editor Brian Fung.

Green Eggs and Ham — why not?

“Mic check guy just read ‘Green Eggs & Ham,’ in its entirety, at Obama election night HQ. Now reading the Constitution.” — HuffPost‘s Jennifer Bendery.

All in a day’s work

“2 stories & 2,600 words already written today, the last 1,000 drunk will be tougher.” — InTheseTimes labor journo Mike Elk.

5:51 p.m. Famous Last Words

“CONFIDENCE: Romney tells the traveling press he FEELS like a win is coming. He’s written only one speech so far: a victory speech.” — NBC News’ Garrett Haake.

Foreshadowing….5:51 p.m.

“Some rare, non spin on twitter –> RT @jmartpolitico: A senior GOPer w close ties to Romneyland emails a single word: ‘worried.’” — HuffPost‘s Sam Stein.

In response to that… “So people in Romney camp sending out nervous messages to liberal reporters? Really? Wonder how big the camp is.” — Commentary‘s PodWhore (a.k.a. John Podhoretz.)

Reporters and Romney staff clap: the end is near

“Applause on Romney plane — from reporters and staff — as we land in Boston. Final flight of Romney 2012 campaign is over.” — AP‘s Steve Peoples.

Oops! Flack gets ahead of herself: 6:03 p.m.

“I’m not saying this to get ahead of myself, but is Obama capable of giving a graceful concession speech? I’m not sure.” — Amanda Carpenter, speechwriter for Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.).

Channeling Carville

“Carville (paraphrase): If Romney loses Virginia he’s in more trouble than a three-legged, cross-eyed gator on a freeway. #election2012″ — National Journal mag Deputy Editor James Oliphant on Democratic pundit James Carville.

And another thing on Carville…“For god’s sake someone either tighten Carville’s tie or unbutton his top button.” — TPM‘s Evan McMorris-Santoro. And this…“On CNN, James Carville is so excited he seems to have removed his exoskeleton.” — Vanity Fair.

Unraveling…7:17 p.m.

“It’s 7:20 and my nerves are already shot. #ElectionDay2012 #TeamRomney” — MSNBC and The Daily Beast‘s Meghan McCain.

Watch your words around the kiddies, journo warns

“Careful y’all: Your kids are learning a lot about how to win and lose graciously by how you act today.” — Politico‘s Patrick Gavin.

Attack on Trump minus his name

“Is there anyone who punches further below their weight than rich guys who dabble in politics?” — BuzzFeed Political Editor Ben Smith.

From the Road…“AT THIS POINT: crowd at Dem HQ is ready to cheer for nearly anything. Just screamed like Obama being up in Minnesota is 1980 gold. #openbar” — CNN’s Lisa Desjardins.

 ’Saucy’ Meghan Kelly

“Meghan Kelly is serving #curlytopsaucy tonight on Fox.” — Bravo’s Andy Cohen.

Politico reporters: Relax? Forget it!

“To all the road-weary reporters who just want a break: Congrats! You’ll be sitting in the Senate press gallery for the next 9 months.” — Fake Jim VandeHei, faux Twitter account to Politico Executive Editor Jim VandeHei.

Important, Embarrassing Question to Ponder: “So Megyn Kelly had to get white men in suits to confirm that Obama would go to Ohio. (Because her audience wouldn’t believe her?)” — Reuter‘s Megan McCarthy.

 In praise of Nate Silver’s ass

“I think Nate Silver deserves a ‘tell me how my ass tastes’ moment, right?” — HuffPost‘s Jason Linkins.

Journos react to FNC Karl Rove’s TV breakdown

  • “Karl Rove looks like a kid who just learned there’s no Santa Claus.” — TPM‘s Sahil Kapur.
  • “Fox is gone full bananaspants.” — The Guardian‘s Ana Marie Cox.
  • “Barone explaining to Rove why Obama gonna win OH like watching someone explain to little kid that his dog died.” — Bloomberg‘s Joshua Green, referencing The Washington Examiner‘s Michael Barone.
  •  ”Email from big GOP donor: ‘Karl looks like a fool.’” — Politico‘s Ken Vogel.
  • “Bret Baier is now trying to figure out how to balance Karl Rove’s petulance and the FNC ‘decision desk.’ Train wreck.” — ClearChannel’s Colby Hall.
  • “Rove has basically bullied the Fox hosts into backing off from their call of the election. Amazing TV.” — The New Yorker‘s Ryan Lizza.
  • “Fox thinks it’s up to them who wins. It’s not up to them. It’s over guys. (But please keep this up, this is amazing TV.” — HuffPost‘s Ryan Grim.

And Greta tries to inject a dollop of sanity…

“Fox News says President Obama re-elected.” — FNC anchor Greta Van Susteren at 11:34 p.m.

Speaking of delusional…“I’m neither naive nor optimistic. Just saying I refuse to give up. R some of u telling me ur going to throw in the towel? I don’t think so.” — David Limbaugh, author and brother to conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh, after Obama won Ohio.

Depression is…

“Gay marriage, pot, an elated media, and Obama… Yeah, I’ve had better nights.” — Breitbart.com editor John Nolte.

Plouffe Daddy!

“Congrats on a ground game well-played, Plouffe Daddy.” — Freelance video journo for Wonkette and other outlets Liz Glover, referencing Obama campaign advisor David Plouffe.

Uh oh…where’s Romney? 12:11 a.m. 

“Danger for Romney is that if he delays concession too long he’ll look like a sore loser.12:11 still no concession.” — The Daily Mail‘s Toby Harnden, nearly one hour after NBC called the race for Obama.

Outside the White House: 12:33 a.m.

“People are climbing the trees outside of the White House. Total mayhem.” — BuzzFeed’s Rebecca Berg.

Find some inspiration with ex-Love Connection host Chuck Woolery and take notice of a few R’s who handled the loss with maturity…. Read more

Caption This: Roland Reclines for Obama Speech

Last night video journo Liz Glover captured an intriguing behind-the-scenes CNN Contributor Roland Martin in a relaxed stance during President Obama‘s big speech at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte. Help us come up with thought bubbles for Roland by sending your captions to fishbowldc@mediabistro.com or to Betsy@mediabistro.com.

1.Roland’s Rules: Get the best seat in the house and do whatever the hell you want.

2. “Wake me up when it’s over.”

3. “Can you all keep it down? Roland is resting.”

4. “I wonder what kind of underwear David Beckham will wear in his next underwear ad.”

5. “BLACKHAWK DOWN!!”

6. “The Obama speech was so boring, not even Roland could stay up for the whole thing.”

 

Morning Chatter

Quotes of the Day

A RELAXED ROLAND: “Somebody’s tuckered out.” — Video journo Liz Glover with accompanying photograph of CNN Contributor and TV ONE’s Roland Martin.

“I’m already all shook up. In anticipation. Brand new tissue box: check.” — author Terry McMillan during the speeches last night.

A little too gushing?

“Biden is one of the best liked people in politics — on both sides. And he has earned that affection. #CNN” — CNN’s David Gergen. At a time when CNN is trying to paint MSNBC as too in love with Democrats, this was a peculiar thing to say.

Humblebrag: Rosario grabbed my Snickers!

“Hey! @rosariodawson just grabbed my last Snickers. What a great way to end the great @ABC/ @YahooNews convention coverage.” — ABC News Producer and Digital Journalist David Meyers.

The Team Player

“Partisan people on both sides seem to not like when their side gets fact-checked, but love when the other side does. CNN fact-checks both.” — CNN Piers Morgan Tonight staffer Steve Krakauer.

Do they think he stinks?

“Street vendors selling Obama air fresheners. I kid you not.” — WaPo‘s Chris Cillizza.

The Speeches. Kerry. Biden. Obama.

Sen. John Kerry

“Punditry correction: predicted that Senator Kerry would flop. Was wrong.” — BuzzFeed‘s Michael Hastings.

“ROCKY IV DOES NOT DESERVE TO BE A PARTISAN PUNCH LINE. SHAME ON YOU” — a uncharacteristically dramatic HuffPost‘s Sam Stein.

“John Kerry’s speech was so good, this entire arena is fired up, ready to go avenge Apollo Creed’s death.” — NJ “The Hotline” Polling Editor Steve Shepard.

Veep Joe Biden

“There is literally no heaven.” — NY Daily News’ Josh Greenman.

“It’s about healing. And putting a bullet between the bastard’s eyes.” — David Frum.

“I think Joe Biden looks FAB in his infomercial. I also like his voice. See, I said something nice!” — Conservative radio host Laura Ingraham.

“My Dad is live-blogging Biden’s speech to me via text… Never should’ve gotten him that iPhone.” — Yahoo! News‘s Chris Moody.

“Joe Biden loves him some ‘literally’. Literally. #dnc2012″ — WaPo‘s Chris Cillizza.

“Joe Biden is off to a really personable start with all the kiddos. snff snff” — HuffPost‘s Christina Wilkie.

President Obama

“Obama not just criticizing GOP. He is mocking them, again and again.” — The Hill‘s Managing Editor Bob Cusack.

“I’m not only the Hair Club president, I’m also a client.” — WaPo‘s Felicia Sonmez.

“Time for Biden to rush out shirtless in pirate garb swallowing a torch of fire.” –  TV pundit, blogger, author Craig Crawford.

“I am bored to death. #figuratively” — Reason magazine’s Nick Gillespie.

“Crowd definitely not as jazzed either. Better than in Tampa, though, where the noise died within about 30 seconds of Romney’s speech ending.” — Times of London‘s Matt Spence.

“Is it just me, or are the applause lines falling much flatter than I presume he intended?” — Townhall‘s Kate Hicks.

“If This doesn’t pick up soon, the obituaries are going to start flowing. I give it 10 more mins before the impression is locked.” — Mediaite‘s Noah Rothman.

“Four more beers.” Slate‘s Dave Weigel.

“Obama says he’s mindful of his own failings. I wish we could hear his honest discussion of what he could have done better.” — NYT‘s Jodi Kantor.

On another note…“Joe Biden’s daughter’s dress is AWESOME. #notapoliticalstatement” — Politico producer Leigh Munsil.

And what’s a night without a little media bashing? “Even MSNBC is looking disappointed tonight. Though they are trying to cover it up. But you can see the heartache in their eyes.” — Breitbart.com editor Jon Nolte.

The Sea Has Finally Parted

“Psst, journos: conventions are OVER. Sleep cometh soon! #DNC2012 #GOP2012 — WaPo manager of social media & engagement Natalie Jennings.

 Journo gets emotional about FLOTUS’s seating

“Not sure if I find it heartening or depressing that Michelle Obama appears to be sitting on the same hard plastic chairs the press is.” – LAT political writer Matea Gold.

A shout-out for the FGOTUS

“I love the first grandma, Mrs. Robinson seems so dope.” — Myles Miller, a political reporter.

Reporters get props from questionable character

“Wow. There is a legit meth head wandering around the press filing room thanking reporters for their work. #dnc2012″ — Business Insider political reporter Grace Wyler.

Unnecessary Tweet of the Day

“I am on Twitter silence until POTUS speaks at 10ish. I gotta get some stuff done so I can watch and hear his every word.” — Essence and theGrio‘s Sophia Nelson.

Eddie Scarry contributed to this report.

 

 

Fishbowl Charlotte

On Tuesday, the Democratic National Convention kicked of in Charlotte, NC, which means reporters had to start doing real work instead of glomming onto swag bags and watery cocktails. I decided to dive right into the filthy waters of Fishbowl Charlotte to get a taste of the local scene. (Spoiler alert: It tastes like fried chicken and tobacco.)

The morning started as I was greeting by this sweaty, shouty member of the God Delegation. He was strolling the streets with a LOUD microphone asking that we repent and ask forgiveness from Jesus Christ. (Full disclosure: I didn’t)

Right behind Jesus Screamer was Herman Cain this Black Cowboy. Everyone seemed to want to take pictures with him. Take a good look at that picture, because it’s the last one I took before rain began to spray over the entire city.

After dodging waterfall all day long, I managed to find myself at the “super secret” Wonkette Party. To call it a party would be generous. It was a gathering of about 10 people in a house where Team Wonkette is staying for the week of the convention. Hostess Rebecca Schoenkopf (a.k.a. Ripped Rebecca) was joined by Jim Newell, Liz Gorman and Liz Glover, for a bounty of fried chicken and keg beer. While convention speeches aired in the background, there was plenty of snark flying around the room. I can confirm that Schoenkopf was NOT ripping drunk when I met her. When word got out that I was a writer for FBDC, I was exposed to a few big boy words. After calling our coverage of her drunken escapade at the Politico party in Tampa “fucked up,” Schoenkopf marveled at her own thin-skinned reaction to our story. I sulked away into the rainy night, hoping against hope that Roaring Rebecca will get ripped at Charlotte’s Politico Hub tonight.

After that, it was Politico Live! time. I moved over to the Politico Hub on Church St. to watch more speeches, drink more free hooch and try to break into shots with the Shermanator (i.e. reporter Jake Sherman). We arrived in time to see Mike Allen ambling through the crowd and getting a soda from the fancy, newfangled soda machines.

Overall, it was a well-stocked, fancy affair, but it was FAR more subdued than I expected from the Behemoth of the Beltway that is Politico. With the exception of this scene, which features a scantily-clad party-goer taking hors d’oeuvres from a server wearing sunglasses. INSIDE. At 10pm.

After that, I stumbled out into the torrential downpour to find more trouble in Fishbowl Charlotte. Stay tuned…

Morning Chatter

Quotes of the Day

“Pug wearing regal #USA sweater on red carpet. Looking exquisite. #Oscars” — NBC’s Luke Russert with the accompanying picture.

The Lost Washington Weekend

“Sunday mornings in Adams Morgan smell like broken dreams” — Bright Young Thing‘s Steve Place. Photographer Frank Turner replied, “Piss beer, puke waste.”

The Oscar Media Critics

“E! sucking really bad now, with party talk. It’s like NASCAR rain delay talk…boring. Ugh, guess we’ll change to ABC.” — The Washington Examiner‘s Paul Bedard.

“So the journo updates from Rick Santorum‘s townhall combined with Oscar tweets are gonna make for one weird Twitter stream.” — Yahoo! News’s Chris Moody.

“There is no comparison. E Red Carpet is SOOOO much better than ABC. #Oscars2012″ — SKDKnickerbocker and CNN Commentator Hilary Rosen.

“My limo is stuck behind Clooney‘s on the way to the red carpet. #annoyingOscartweets” — WSJ‘s Neil King, whose doppelganger is Clooney.

“I love Michelle Williams but seriously, Louis Vuitton, why even make a dress that ugly? Total fail. Thank goodness she a radiant beauty.” — Socialite and philanthropic advocate Katherine Kennedy.

“Why did *E* shoot Tina Fey from her left?! Terrible. Don’t they know about the gash? That’s just mean. Jerks.” — Freelance videographer Liz Glover.

“M in P sucked. And I think the young guy in Moneyball should have won best actor.” — Hollywood on the Potomac’s and D.C. publicist Janet Donovan.

“Glenn Close — love the blazer!!!!!” — ABC7′s Jummy Olabanji. Kennedy agrees, adding, “Wow! Glenn Close looks absolutely perfect! Stunning and totally age appropriate– ladies take note!”

“You want a good comedy bit? Spill something on a real deal star on the carpet and legit ruin their night. Seacrest is low hanging fruit.” — WaPo Express‘s Clinton Yates.

Ultra-feminist makes fun of fat women

“No one has the balls to criticize fat women on red carpet. #oscars” — GOP communications operative Trey Ditto, clearly the ultimate feminist.

Doocy or Douchey?

“Thanks very much for the nice words…YOU’RE a great guy for sending a compliment out, unprompted!
Thx.” — Fox & Friend’s Steve Doocy. What prompted such dripping gratitude? This nauseating tweet from a follower in Michigan: “Mr. Doocy, we consider you to be one of the nicest, most genuine human beings on the planet. Thanks for your good work!”

Kind of like Washington’s flacks right?

“Best part of watching E! right now, seeing the red carpet handlers trying to look SO important behind the “stars.” #Oscars”  — NBC’s Russert.

Redheaded journo rethinks red attire

Emma Stone -redhead rocking the deep maroon. Making me rethink my no red rule. #Oscar.” — ABC News’s Karen Travers.

Irony is…“Heavy on the Sinatra at this Santorum event. Sinatra who supported Kennedy whose speech almost made Santorum throw up #fullcircle” — Reuter’s campaign reporter Sam Youngman.

Just what we need, more high journos…“Working on a video for a very cool high journalism program here in DC.” — NBC Cameraman Jim Long in today’s WTF tweet.

A Zen Chuck Todd

“To all overworked Washingtonians. Step outside and look up. Amazingly clear night for DC. Tons of stars visible.” — NBC’s Chuck Todd.

An 8-year-old learns to lie

“Our 8 yr old sees George Clooney & sez, “He looks a little like you.” Allowance goes from $2 a week to AmEx Platinum card.” — NPR‘s Scott Simon.

 

Morning Chatter

Quotes of the Day

Live From New Hampshire: C-SPAN’s Steve Scully interviews Politico’s Jonathan Martin on the road.

A word on Bachmann’s eyelashes…

Michelle Bachmann eyelashes keep getting longer and thicker! Perhaps she’s jockeying to be the next spokeswoman for Latisse?” — freelance video journalist Liz Glover. During recent debates, Bachmann’s eyelashes came up for discussion repeatedly in online chatter.

WaPo‘s Chris Cillizza: “WaPo spellcheck doesn’t have ‘electability’ in it. Enraging.”

A journo makes excuses

“Sorry for the lack of tweets this morning. I was either working on a story or shopping for doggy sunglasses.” — ReutersSam Youngman.

Confessional

DavidShuster you were pretty good last night on Current and I normally hate you.” — Avid watcher of D.C. journos and FBDC reader Larry Kelly.

Writer finds a new insult to love

“My favorite new insult to yell at people is ‘go shit in the ocean’ – they are absolutely completely bewildered by that phrase.” — Labor Journo Mike Elk.

Buttry buys beer

“Harris Teeter auto checkout machine asked me to show clerk ID for buying beer, then asked if I qualified for senior discount. No.” — JRC Community Engagement Director Steve Buttry, who formerly engaged the community for TBD.

CNBC and NYT‘s John Hardwood assesses Santorum Vs. Romney: “Santorum is Romney’s superior in projecting authenticity and passion, but very much his inferior in looking like a president.”

Paultards, Michelletards

“I don’t care if you like or dislike @RonPaul…the use of ‘Paultards’ to describe Paul supporters is offensive.” — The Daily Caller‘s new sensation Michelle Fields. (We’re thinking she might not like “Michelletards” for members of her fan club either.)

A campaign note from Candy…

“Home repacking and rethinking. Remember when I said never knew a candidate who ‘reassessed’ a campaign and didn’t quit? Delete.” — CNN’s Candy Crowley.

Journo preps for weekend of filthy TV marathons

“So glad I came home to an episode of ‘Dance Moms’ #StartingTheWeekendOutRight – #JerseyShore later!” — The Washington Examiner‘s Yeas & Nays writer Nikki Schwab.

WH reporters get tongue-in-cheek suggestion

“WH today suggested reporters to visit Cap Hill and see if any members are around or not: ergo: Congress in recess.” — CBS White House radio reporter Mark Knoller.

Daily Caller and ATR Bask in Breitbart

Apparently Ann Coulter isn’t the only one who sends her book covers to Matt Drudge for approval.

Last night, at a party for Andrew Breitbart‘s new book “Righteous Indignation” hosted by The Daily Caller and Americans for Tax Reform, Breitbart admitted to doing the same.

Drudge told Breitbart he looked “like [he] went 10 rounds and won.” He also sought the advice of former Daily Caller columnist S.E. Cupp of GlennBeck.com, who said, “You look like Rip Torn when he got caught with his D.U.I.”

In brief speeches at the soiree, ATR’s Chris Butler said the book was “wonderful” and that he’d “devoured it,” while Daily Caller Editor-in-Chief Tucker Carlson called the night an “opportunity to bask in the glory of Andrew Breitbart.”

Breitbart then took the mic. Some of the best quotes:

  • After cursing a few times: “My enemies are those who wouldn’t allow these expletives at a conservative party.” Carlson shouted “Fuck yeah!”
  • “I know you’re supposed to be polite in this town.”
  • MSNBC’s Martin Bashir “planted the seed of suicide in Michael Jackson‘s head.”

The party, at ATR’s downtown office, featured an open bar and free copies of Breitbart’s book, which he signed: “Fight the man!”

Among the hundreds of guests: Politico‘s Mike Allen, HuffPost‘s Jon Ward, Weekly Standard‘s Stephen F. Hayes, Republican pollster and CNN contributor Kellyanne Conway, NMS’ and formerly Washington Examiner‘s J.P. Freire, Cullen Murphy of the Atlantic, Human EventsJason Mattera, Tony Blankley, CNN contributor Amy Holmes, recent Daily Caller hires Ginny Thomas and Publicist Kurt Bardella, ATR’s Grover Norquist, and Washington Examiner‘s Byron York, Tim Carney, and “Yeas & Nays” columnist Nikki Schwab. Also in attendance were TWT’s Liz Glover and Wonkette‘s Riley Waggaman, who were hoping to speak with Breitbart about the recent Wonkette controversy over a story the site published mocking Trig Palin.

We hope they made it home safely.

UPDATE: Waggaman emailed to clarify that Glover was there representing TWT, not Wonkette, and that her editors had other questions for her to ask Breitbart. He also said he had no plan to ask Breitbart about the Wonkette story. “When I am at an event with Breitbart, my primary objective is to get a silly photo with him, or maybe even let him squeeze my ass,” he wrote.

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QUOTES of the DAY

Fast friends: “Politico got me cornering Harry Reid in the Senate, looking very stern!” reports Human Events Senior Editor Emily Miller in a Facebook update. Politico ran the above picture of her in its Monday print edition.

Gossip journos bring Snooki pickles

“@rileywaggaman almost didn’t make it through security with those pickles!” — Wonkette‘s videographer and Capitol Hill yoga instructor Liz Glover in a Tuesday tweet on her colleague, Riley Waggaman. Glover explained to FishbowlDC, “Riley & I gave them to Snooki at the press conference. Stay tuned for the video.”

Bank on it: A future correction from TBD

“Punxsutawney Phil called for an early spring this morning. If only we could get a guarantee.” — TBD in a Wednesday morning tweet. Uh oh. Sounds like we’re gearing up for an unsurprising future correction from publication that loves corrections. They link to this AP story.

Socialite blogger says it’s ‘friends first’

“I wouldn’t have harmed him. I didn’t have anything too dangerous – actually, not even close – but with me it’s friends first, even in Washington.” — NY Social Diary‘s Carol Joynt in a column this week on quoting friends at parties.

Weingarten wants answers

“What’s with Fareed Zakaria’s face?” — WaPo‘s Gene Weingarten in a Tuesday tweet in reference to the CNN anchor.

Scribe humbled by protocol

“Am I new here? Apparently. Embarrassed to admit that I had to ask a colleague how to address an ambassador.” — WaPo‘s J. Freedom du lac in a Tuesday tweet.

Fashion critic

“Apparently I’ve taken on the sartorial beat for males, but what’s going on with @MittRomney‘s ribbed cream shirt + navy windowpane jacket?” — TPM‘s Erin McPike in a Tuesday tweet.

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QUOTES of the DAY

Photograph by Politico‘s Meredith Shiner from University of Arizona Medical Center

Editor pledges more civility

“Had so many send me ugly words from both sides. Rather than post/defend/condemn, I pledge to be more careful in my own language” — Roll Call Associate Politics Editor Christina Bellantoni in a weekend tweet.

SOTU gallery suggestion: Giffords’ heroic aide

Daniel Hernandez, who risked his life to help Rep. Giffords, seems like a fine choice to sit in the House Gallery during State of the Union.” — @WestWingReport in a weekend tweet.

Roll Call editor knew murdered Giffords aide

“Gabe Zimmerman was aide killed. I knew Gabe well during my time in Tucson, we’d go mountain biking together.” — CQ Roll Call Group Video Journalist  Andrew Satter in a weekend tweet on Rep. Gabrielle Gifford‘s (D-Ariz.) aide who was killed in the shootings.

The Daily Baller: He’s just like us

“I’m in an airport, just hanging out, eating cinnabon, getting fat.” — The Daily Caller‘s Daily Baller Mike Riggs in a weekend tweet.

And another thing…

“Pretty sure we can all stop using Twitter to thank EVERYONE for telling you how great something you wrote/said was #youreexaggeratinganyway” — Go Patrick Gavin go. This is the second in what we hope is a series of Twitter critiques from the Politico scribe in less than a week.

Scribe feels void sans colleague

“Strange: am in the newsroom but @jameshohmann is not here. foul play suspected.” — Politico‘s Alexander Burns in a weekend tweet referring to his colleague, James Hohmann, who replied, “No fear. I’ve been working from POLITICO’s Kalorama Bureau all night. Will be at world HQ in half an hour.” Burns explained to FishbowlDC: “James’s work ethic is legendary. I was poking fun at him for not being physically in the office at 8 a.m. on Sunday because I assumed he had been working virtually nonstop since the previous afternoon. Judging from his response, it looks like that assumption was correct and he took the comment as intended.”

CNN Contributor plugs God

“Standing outside the lights on Kiawah, I can see the Milky Way. Never will understand how one can see that and deny God.” — CNN Contributor and RedState.com scribe Erick Erickson in a weekend tweet from his conservative Christian retreat, Awakening, on Kiawah Island in South Carolina.

Wolf offers two cents on shooter

“We don’t know if he’s from the lunatic left or the lunatic right. We just see crazy words.” — CNN’s Wolf Blitzer in a weekend tweet regarding Giffords’ shooter.

Wonkette videographer reveres Giffords

“She’s my JFK.” — Wonkette videographer Liz Glover in a weekend tweet on Giffords.

Former Majority Leader and hooker/slut metaphor

Dick Armey denouncing the current heated political rhetoric is like a hooker condemning sluts.” – FishbowlLA Editor and Syndicated Op-ed Columnist Tina Dupuy in a weekend tweet on the thoughts of Freedom Works Chairman and former GOP Majority Leader from Texas. Armey never made a comparison to sluts, that’s all Tina. “He was just snooty about people using violent rhetoric which is bullshit since he likes to use the language of revolution to get old fat people to rally to get the gov out of medicare. Whatever…Dick,” she told FBDC.

Reporter reacts to CNN makeup artist’s mysterious firing

“Sometimes TV news is a crappy, cynical biz.” — NBC News Reporter Jim Long in response to CNN makeup artist Skip Smith getting fired and escorted out of the D.C. bureau late last week.

The ambusher’s solution to violence: a beating

“I wish I’d get 5 minutes alone with Jared Loughner. I would beat that bitch-ass so senseless. Just 5 minutes.” — Human Events Editor Jason Mattera in a Sunday night tweet.

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