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Rebecca’s Ready to Get Ripped

Ripped Rebecca, a.k.a. Rebecca Schoenkopf, Editor and Publisher of Wonkette, is once again up to no good in Charlotte. Tonight Wonkette is having a super secret party at an undisclosed location. Our resident bad girl promises to have food so you don’t “throw up all over the backyard.” As some may recall, Rebecca, who gets all her best party tips from Lindsay Lohan, was three sheets to the wind at the Politico Hub in Tampa. In a hangover haze, Rebecca charged Politico with throwing her out — Politico says it never happened although eyewitnesses says she was highly shitfaced. She also claims to have made out with the guard securing the pub’s party.

Festivities kick off at 6 p.m. Those who want the secret address should email: wonketteparty@gmail.com. Although we know the address, we have agreed not to print it in the spirit of secrecy. The party will be a joint Bikram Yoga Capitol Hill/Glover Group Media/Wonkette party. Some of the partygoers who will be attending: “Elizabeth Glover and her dog, Storm, Wonkette’s Jim Newell, Riley Waggaman, Liz Gorman and Vice‘s Aaron Lake Smith and a bunch of other fun people.”

We wish Rebecca a lovely, safe evening. And please whatever else you do, tweet, write and take as many grainy cell phone pictures as possible.

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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.

Breitbart’s Big Gay CPAC Party

Sophie B. Hawkins performs for Breitbart and friends...

Andrew Breitbart and gay conservative group, GOProud, kicked off CPAC last night with a wild production at Eighteenth Street Lounge in Dupont Circle. The event, which boasted a performance by Sophie B. Hawkins, drew a slew of media types and one Michael Steele, former chairman of the RNC.  Like Steele, FishbowlDC was lucky enough to be ushered to the front of a long, winding line down 18th St. NW.

Once inside the party, we caught the former RNC  Chairman grooving to “Damn, Wish I was Your Lover,”  Hawkins’ hit song from the early 90s.  The songbird wooed the room with a thirty minute set before expressing her adoration of Sarah Palin.  “I’m proud of Sarah Palin.  She had me at hello,” the lesbian singer told the crowd who wore stickers with nifty slogans like “Our Gays ARE MORE MACHO Than Their Straights.”

Hawkins went on to say, “I’m liberal in bed but conservative in the head.”

On the other side of the venue, Andrew Breitbart jammed out with an entourage of admirers.  The conservative icon was cool and classy as starstruck party guests followed him around the bar and journalists approached for interviews.  Chatting  up A.B. were Slate’s David Weigel (who was nothing but nice), RCP’s Erin McPike and Drudge Report’s Joe Curl.  Also spotted:  Big Journalism’s Dana Loesch, Fox News contributors Margaret Hoover and Steven Crowder, James O’Keefe, The Daily Caller’s Chris Moody and Jeff Winkler, TWT’s Eli Lake, Wonkette’s Riley Waggaman, TPM’s Evan McMorris-Santoro, Michael Moynihan of Reason magazine and FishbowlDC intern Alec Jacobs.

L: Pass to Breitbart’s Big Party R: Breitbart being interviewed by Reason.tv

L: Breitbart’s Chucks R: “Our Gays are more macho than their straights” GOProud sticker.

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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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Just five more minutes…

“We’d have to buy five minutes from Chris Matthews and he charges too much.” — MSNBC host Dylan Ratigan on his Tuesday show, saying he wanted five more minutes for a segment, but joking that asking his colleague for it would cost far too much.

British editor wanted to get facts straight

“Just for the record (and as a Brit you can perhaps forgive me for having to look it up), you will find the full text of the First Amendment and an explanation here. Worth looking too at Thomas Jefferson’s 1802 letter to the Danbury Baptists where he explains his belief in the need to build a ‘wall of separation between Church & State.” — Reuters Washington Bureau Chief Simon Denyer in his Tuesday “Washington Extra” dispatch on Del. Senate candidate’s Christine O’Donnell’s First Amendment remarks . (To subscribe to the newsletter, go here.)

Journo’s great great grandfather was senator who died violent death

“My great great grandfather died in a duel. He was a U.S. senator in the 19th century.” — Wonkette Morning Editor Riley Waggaman relayed the information at the Daily Caller Party Monday night.

Off-mic memories

“Peggy and I have had our off mic moments – we’re very careful these days.” — A chuckling Chuck Todd on this morning’s MNSBC’s “Morning Joe” with WSJ columnist Peggy Noonan. In a 2008 interview at the GOP Presidential Convention in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Todd, Noonan  and GOP Consultant Mike Murphy were overheard disparaging the V.P. pick of Sarah Palin.