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Quotes of the Day – Happy Valentine’s Day


Journo witnesses Casanova on D.C. Metro

“Watched guy on Metro land two women’s phone numbers. Has arm around second one now. #MetroAfterDark.” — Politico‘s Alex Guillen.

Howie K. Vs. Bill O.

“Survived my showdown with Bill O’Reilly in the Fox’s lair. Tune it at 8:20 eastern to see if I have any scars.” — The Daily Beast and CNN’s Howard Kurtz.

Banana Joe: You’ve been warned

“Banana Joe, I want to scoop you up and take you home!!” — Jacqui Jeras, meterologist, WJLA-TV.

Anonymous Valentine sent in to FishbowlDC: “Hey Roll Call, you look sexy working at home in your pajamas.” (To put in context, CQ Roll Call execs are contemplating renting out space, saving cash and having their employees work remotely. Nothing has been finalized.)

Ash Wednesday presents new use for camera phone

“Texts From My Mom: ‘If you don’t send me a picture of yourself with ashes on your forehead today, you are being written out of the will.’” — BuzzFeed reporter Ellie Hall.

Politico Playbook Publish Time: 8:02 a.m.

The Eavesdropper

“TSA guy to Dulles passenger: ‘Sir, your passport is not valid.” Pause. Visions of delay, or arrest. Then: “You need to sign it first.’” — NPR’s Steve Inskeep.

Reporter observes rudeness on bus

“Bus driver is saying good morning to every single rider, about 1 in 10 respond. Are bus riders turning into metro riders?? The horror.” — Roll Call‘s Amanda Becker.

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