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Ezzy’s Oops!

FishbowlDC Fan Club Prez and WaPo liberal blogger Ezra Klein set off a firestorm Monday when he declared that Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) was sporting facial hair. Okay, so firestorm is a huge exaggeration, but here’s what happened…Tweet 1: Paul Ryan is now sporting facial hair. Tweet 2: The previous facial hair tweet was a false, or at least outdated, alarm. It was from Dec. Ryan is once again clean shaven.

The name of Paul Bedard‘s new column in the Washington Examiner: “Washington Secrets.” His former column at U.S. News & World Report was “Washington Whispers,” a name association that will be tough for Bedard to shake.

Journo succumbs to “The Bachelor” addiction

“I am weak. I’m watching the rest of Bachelor only to find Ben getting schooled on basic kissing skills. It’s about damn time.” — TWT‘s Senior Opinion Editor Emily Miller.

The Complimenter

“TALENT OVERBOARD! Lois Romano has escaped from the Voyage of the Damned RMSTitina. #Vortex of Madness.” — The Daily Caller‘s Mickey Kaus on Politico‘s newest hire, Lois Romano, from The Daily Beast.

The important things in life…

“The ongoing slog from 4995 followers to 5000 seems never ending.” — Politico‘s Jake Sherman, a.k.a Fastbreak!

Bret Baier to the Gov: Who’s your buddy?

Buddy Romer: “Still available for color commentary, Bret.”

Bret Baier: “Governor I promise I will have you on soon – I am good for it.”

Roland’s nightmarish day

“I’ve been called an ape, gorilla & a N-word today. Not the first time. Won’t be last. I’m sure if I retweeted that person wouldn’t be happy!” — Washington Watch Host and CNN analyst Roland Martin, taking heat Monday for joking about “smacking” a dude who gets hyped about a commercial showing David Beckham in his skivvies. The remark referenced a Super Bowl ad Sunday. Some construed Roland’s remarks as homophobic.

Convo Between Two Journos

The following conversation is between The New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza and Buzzfeed’s Ben Smith.

Lizza: “Ben r u durnk?”

Smith: “Ryan Lizza, what is this my first ever typo?”

(Smith explained to FishbowlDC, “Can’t quite remember what, but it was a tweet with two typos. Sober.” UPDATE: Smith actually made FOUR typos in one tweet, hence Lizza’s accusation of Ben being on the sauce. The “drunken” tweet reads: Ron Paul’s caucus strategy — for picking up delegates, & for keeping hte media intrested — diddn’t owkr in Nevada.” )

Note of gratitude: We’re ecstatic that the faux @DrJillBiden is now following us, if for no other reason, to find out what U.S. News & World Report‘s “Washington Whispers” will cover next. Tweet from this morning: “Day 1 of arms like Michelle: Noble Peace Prize curls.” We like her already.

Politico Rescues Romano from The Beast

The Daily Beast‘s Howie Kurtz may have convinced longtime WaPo reporter Lois Romano to join him at The Beast in April 2011. But now, not even a year later, she has left him for Politico. In a notice today that appeared on the site’s On Media blog, brass announced that Romano has been hired as a senior political reporter. They call her one of “Washington’s most accomplished” journos.

“Lois’s presence in our newsroom will allow us to do types of stories that in the past might have been out of our reach,” writes Editor-in-Chief John Harris.

Romano spent 28 years at WaPo.

See the internal memo…

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The Daily Beast Swallows Up WaPo’s Lois Romano

WaPo‘s Lois Romano is leaving the publication after 29 years to go to work for The Daily Beast.

See the extremely flattering internal memo…

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Gibbs Amazed Anyone Cares Who the President Calls On

Press Secretary Robert Gibbs says he’s “absolutely amazed that anybody in America cares about who the President picks at a news conference or the mechanism by which he reads his prepared remarks.”

Gibbs sat down with WaPo’s Lois Romano to discuss President Obama’s choices for reporter questions for the latest “Voices of Power.”

Morning Reading List, 01.15.09

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More Post Buyout Updates

Marc Fisher tells FishbowlDC that he’s considering the WaPo’s buyout:

    It’s just sad that the state of the industry has put so many of us in the position of having to choose whether to leave work that we dearly love.

Lois Romano will probably not take the buyout, we hear.

A round-up:

Gene Weingarten: Maybe.

Tamara Jones: Gone.

Susan Schmidt
: Gone.

Tim Page: Gone.

Maralee Schwartz: Gone.

Tom Ricks
tells us “I’ll probably take it, but haven’t yet made a final decision.”

Maybes: Dan Balz and Keith Richburg.

Desson Thomson: Maybe.

Richburg tells FishbowlDC: “I’m going to bali in early may, so I’m going to sit there looking at a white sand beach and the pacific ocean and then make up my mind.”

What about you, Posties: You or your neighbors considering the buyout? Let us know:

In The Loop Page Continues To Evolve

You may have noticed Peter Baker taking a stab at the Post’s “In the Loop” page Monday (which already features Jeffrey Birnbaum, Al Kamen and Lois Romano).

Since Kamen took the buyout, he’s now on contract and one of the
things he wanted to do was scale back from three columns a week to two. Therefore, in order to replace his Monday column, the Post has started a new White House “Loop” column (similar to the K Street “Loop” column about lobbying on Tuesdays by Birnbaum and the On the Hill “Loop” column about Congress on Thursdays by Romano). Michael Fletcher will primarily author the White House “Loop” column, but Baker and Michael Abramowitz will fill in on occasion.

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