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GREAT EXPECTATIONS: “It’s just too easy for the NY Post headline writers.”HuffPost‘s Sam Stein.

Speaking of Weiner…

“We really need to get moving on a conservative PAC to support Anthony Weiner getting back into politics. Who’s with me?” — Jazz Shaw, weekend editor at Hot Air.

Publisher wants beach body

“My current body-type is ‘zeppelin.’ So not ready for summer.” — Metro Weekly Co-Publisher Sean Bugg.

A publicist says no to pantyhose 

“If you’re wearing pantyhose with sandals you and I have a serious problem.” — Courtney Cohen, a publicist and former producer for ABC’s “This Week.”

Politico scribe to Hollywood

“I’m in Hollywood to cover the RNC Spring mtg. Invocation ahead of possibly-contentious, 5-hr Rules mtg asks God to give everyone patience.” Politico‘s James Hohmann. What he won’t be attending: “Dick Cheney will address the RNC at a closed-press lunch tomorrow afternoon here in Hollywood.” Roll Call‘s Jonathan Strong had a suggestion for Hohmann, saying, “You should go to Voyeur with some RNC people.”  Hohmann replied, “I would NOT get reimbursed for that.”

Halperin’s Words of Wisdom

“Dear colleagues: sometimes elected officials try to pass laws b/c they think those laws are right, not to gain electoral or political edge.” — TIME‘s Mark Halperin.

Politico Playbook Publish Time: 6:43 a.m.

When lateness pays off

“Got off jury duty by showing up late. Weird incentive there.” — BuzzFeed Editor-in-Chief Ben Smith.

From the Dept. of Bragiculture…

“Getting so many emails the little transparent Outlook notice in the corner of my computer just isn’t turning off anymore.” — Politico‘s Alex Guillen, who deserves a hearty congratulations for getting a lot of emails.

MSNBC journo has fun facts on cicadas and a style writer braces herself for a lot of face time at the salon… Read more

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You’ve been warned.

“I swear if Pepco hits us with a rolling brown out I’m marching on Potomac and lighting every rich person I find on fire. Fair warning.” — Soon to be Buzzfeed Washington Editor John Stanton, who, if played by Tom Hanks might look like this.

TV journo in heat

“Have no a.c. and two HOT dogs! and I don’t have a drop of chilled Sauvignon Blanc in the house. THAT IS STRESS!” — ABC7′s ever dramatic Stephen Tschida. That same day he wrote, “In a house built in 1870 with no air conditioning. I truly am a HOT MESS!”

TWTer gets the Rachel

“Just realized why my new haircut seems so familiar. I think my stylist gave me ‘the Rachel.’ gasp.” — TWT‘s Anneke Green.

Priorities.

“Fresh round of accidental unfollows. If I victimized you with one, sorry! Happy Sunday.” — Politico‘s Ben White.

“You think you’ve got problems? Just realized forgot to bring yoga clothes to Aspen.” — The Atlantic‘s Molly Ball.

Luke Russert weighs in on impending Tom-Kat divorce

“Katie Holmes to me will forever just be a sweet #Catholic girl from Toledo. I blocked out the last 5 years.” — NBC’s Luke Russert.

Weather woes

  • “Still no power, but the basement was nice and cool so I sept well. The prospect of not having power for a week is no fun.”– NBC Washington’s Jim Long.

“I won’t say being without power all yesterday was great, but being off the electronic leash wasn’t entirely awful, either.” — Center for American Progress’ Matt Duss.

  • “Filling up at swamped gas station had a Lord of the Flies feeling. Woman got out of her car and screamed at guy who cut in line.” — Roll Call‘s Steven Dennis.

“It’s like someone played ‘he loves me, he loves me not’ with power outages in #Alexandria.” — WaPo ExpressSara Schwartz.

  • “Air conditioning is out at the gym. I have always wanted to try hot yoga….here is my chance.” — CNN’s Jen Scoggins.

“Clearing storm debris from my yard has caused a perspiratory event of mythic proportions.” — National Review‘s Jonah Goldberg.

  • “In case yall were wondering, @DailyCaller data center got hit by storm. We’re working as fast as we can to get it back up.” — The Daily Caller‘s Matthew Boyle plays spokesman over the weekend.

“In her book @AliEWentworth says to straight to the Four Seasons during disasters. I have power but I still want room service.” — Publicist Courtney Cohen, former producer for ABC’s “This Week.”

  • “Would not be surprised to come home to find my cat doing the backstroke in the toilet for relief. Poor thing. Come on, power!” — Conservative journo Mary Katharine Ham.

“Why have we lost our electricity in #Bethesda 30 hours AFTER the big storm? (So much ice cream, so little time.” — WaPo Book World Editor Ron Charles.

  • “At 6pm there is a 95% chance of more T-storms in #DTSS #SilverSpring – tie up those tomatoes!” — Kathy Jentz, Editor of Washington Gardener Magazine.

“Big storms in dc! Wow – apparently -80 mph winds clocked. Listening for a freight train sound to grab the kids and head to the basement.” — FNC’s Bret Baier.

  • “Holy shit. Biggest storm I’ve ever seen. Trees down, power out, huddled in the basement. Scary. #Bethesda” — Brett Haber. You lost us at Bethesda, Brett.

(Photo credit above left storm picture: CBSNews.com.)

Luke invites Chuck over for a swim

“Hey @chucktodd go take the guest room at @LukeRsmom house. AC working. Kids welcome. Pool open till 10.” — NBC’s Russert to his colleague Chuck Todd.

Meanwhile…Politico‘s Shermanator Jake Sherman spent the weekend — where else? — at a Phish concert near Milwaukee: “Midwest phish. Alpine valley.”

How to Make It All About Me

“This is how I work with no power. This storm is freaking me out.” — The Daily Caller‘s Michelle Fields.

“Though I ended keeping from puking reading #FASTANDFURIOUS coverup plan docs, I was screaming through newsroom. Sickening people.” — The Daily Caller‘s Boyle.

Thanks for the memories…

“Remember showing @SavannahGuthrie around DC bureau on one of her 1st days @NBCNews and now she’s a Today Show anchor! BIG congrats!!” — CBS’s Christine Delargy.

Grief porn…“So sad to hear about Nora Ephron. I had a few meals with her and she was as great as I imagined her to be.” — NJ‘s Matt Cooper. Cooper’s not alone. “I sat next to Nora Ephron at dinner just a month ago. She was funny, charming, & full of life. A light went out tonight. RIP, Nora.” — MSNBC’s Willie Geist. And this: “I got to cook for Nora Ephron once. Man, it made me scared.” — NYT National Editor Sam Sifton, who wrote this piece about making meatloaf for Ephron in 2009.

WaPo finally has good excuse for techno difficulties

“Send us your storm photos — we would’ve asked sooner, but storm knocked this feature offline.” — WaPo, which shockingly had online difficulties during the hurricane storm that hit D.C. this weekend. Who would believe WaPo would otherwise have web issues?

Howeesha flees Washington

“Leaving DC’s #stormageddon for the city that never sleeps…and hopefully has power to boot. DC –> NYC” — The Hill‘s gossip columnist Howeesha Kurtz (a.k.a. Judy Kurtz, daughter of you know who.)

Amtrak Complaint Desk

“Y didn’t @Amtrak alert passengers to issues B4 we boarded? Train 99 said all on time when left NYC, but tracks were still closed.” — founder of the political blog PunditMom  Joanne Bamberger, who contributes to Politico‘s Arena section.

“For the record, not traveling this weekend,” wrote avid traveler complainer Steve Buttry, noting that Amtrak declared Philly and D.C. service suspended due to weather. Buttry is the Community Engagement Director for Digital First Media.

A Happy Birthday to WaPo‘s Jonathan Capehart. They sung to him during his appearance on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” just before he weighed in on Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise‘s marriage troubles, saying he felt the marriage was a five-year contract. “She decided five years, I have an option to get out, I’m getting out!”

Peter Ogburn contributed to this report.

 

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Our blind item from Valentine’s Day: Read here.

Two TV journos part ways…WaPo‘s Reliable Source and Politico report it. Sources: WaPo’s Reliable Source — “a friend” and “another friend.” Politico – “A source at CNN confirms…”

Take that Blind Tipster

“Dear ‘blind tipster’ – we ain’t carrying your dirty water.” — FamousDC

Journo goes to bed (this morning)

“Having been up since 5am yesterday, I am now going to bed. Good night.” — RedState.com Editor and CNN Contributor Erick Erickson in an early morning tweet.

All over the map

“Obama is in every time zone today.” — Politico White House reporter Byron Tau.

Tasteless or clever?

“Deaf student ‘speechless’ after Obama responds to him in sign language” — HuffPost. Read here.

Illinois primary TV watching at its finest

“When Mitt tells the story of meeting Ann as a teenager what he’s kinda saying is ‘I noticed her when she grew boobs.’ #politicolive” — Publicist and former ABC “This Week” Producer Courtney Cohen.

Poor gets Limbaughed

It’s not Drudge, but it might be the next best thing. “Good story by @jeff_poor @DailyCaller. He gets it right, @mmfa wrong as usual. Read and Retweet.” — Rush Limbaugh on this story by The Daily Caller‘s TV reporter Jeff Poor. It was the second time ever that Poor got Limbaughed. In wildly unrelated news… in a monumental moment last night, we convinced CNN Contributor and “Washington Watch” Host Roland Martin to unblock Poor. They’d been in a year-long feud over God knows what. Roland charges lies. Poor of course refutes that. We’re hopeful peace can prevail (at least for a few more hours).

Odd Current TV fact

Bill Press‘s last cable show was MSNBC’s Buchanan & Press with Pat. Stephanie Miller‘s last  was CNBC’s Equal Time with Bay Buchanan.” — Bullfight Strategies’ and Syndicated columnist Karl Frisch.

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Still going…

At 8:12 p.m. last night, NBC’s Luke Russert once again (this would be approximately 39 reminders) that his “Dateline” special was on msnbc.com. He wrote, “Bored with your TV choices right now? Check out #Conviction on your tablet or computer: on.msnbc.com/pwMWng #NYC”

More Whitney Houston fallout

“Someone on my floor is doing a serious Whitney Houston tribute. I stand ready to do the same for Bobby Brown.” — Reuters campaign reporter Sam Youngman. As one follower put it to him, “That’s your prerogative.”

Christiane’s questionable fashion choice

“In retaliation for losing her Sunday morning gig, Christiane Amanpour tortures @ABCWorldNews viewers w the ugliest shirt ever.” — Publicist and former ABC “This Week” Producer Courtney Cohen. Cohen explained to FishbowlDC last night, “It was a collared oxford cut with a pattern that wanted to be Pucci but wasn’t Pucci. It was purple and blue psychedelic swirls. Thank you for putting that vision back in my head!”

Which female radio personality wore the zebra pants at CPAC? We posed the question to you yesterday. Indeed, as many of you guessed, it was Big Journalism Editor and CNN Contributor Dana Loesch.

Wake-up call

“You know when Oprah has to apologize for a Tweet that public figures/journalists REALLY need to watch themselves on social media.” — Claritza Jimenez, a program officer at the International Center for Journalists. During the Grammy’s Oprah urged viewers to turn on the OWN network, especially those with Nielsen boxes. Neilsen wasn’t pleased. She removed the tweets and issued this apology: “I removed the tweet at the request of Nielsen. I intended no harm and apologize.”

Peter Ogburn contributed to this report.

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WaPo‘s heart headline…

In Dana’s love letter to Newt, he says: “We love that, in an age of disciplined pols, you are different: You travel with suit jackets in multiple sizes to keep pace with your yo-yoing waistline. You’re always late — sometimes spectacularly so.” Read the full letter here.

Journo poses important sexual q

“I don’t get why more men don’t stand up for Planned Parenthood – have you ever had sex with a condom?” Labor journo Mike Elk.

Ouch!

“The Al Sharpton #MSNBC commercials make me wish that blueberry pie was poisoned.” — Publicist and Former ABC “This Week” Producer Courtney Cohen.

Disturbing WTOP headline: “30 cats infected in herpes outbreak at Virginia shelter” Read here.

From the Road

“Working below lovely waterfront restaurant in Tampa – & they’ve been playing 80s music for last 26 hrs. Now up: W Houston “How Will I Know”" — ABC News Correspondent Karen Travers.

Callista Gingrich on 7 am flight out of Orlando to DC. Not a hair out of place. Just sayin. #flprimary #awesomehair” — WaPo‘s Nia-Malika Henderson.

Rep. Kathy Hochul (D-N.Y.) tells The Hill she’s most at peace when… “I’m sitting on a hill overlooking Lake Erie, watching the sunset and enjoying a hot dog and iced tea.” Read more about her here.

Something one should never imagine: Gingrich clubbing

“Based on the music in Gingrich HQ, the campaign is going clubbing later. #flprimary” — CNN’s Jim Costa.

Bret Baier bloopers

“Bret Baier on Fox just pronounced ‘conspicuously’ as ‘conspishusly’ after a first failed attempt to say it right.” — The Blaze‘s and FBDC’s Eddie Scarry.

 

Polson’s Bash at Panache

A big turnout at Panache last night to send off ABC’s Polson Kanneth. He’s moving from “GMA” in DC to “World News” in NYC!  

Guests at the bash joked that Polson must have promised people Diane Sawyer would attend to get them to turn out - truth is, Qorvis’ Kelley McCormick just knows how to throw a great party!

Spotted at Panache: ABC’s Rick Klein and Amy Walter, Dewey Square’s Courtney Cohen, SKDKnickerbocker’s Emily Lenzner, Kevin Madden, Alex Conant, Michael Steel, Tim Burger, Politico’s Kiki Ryan, CBS’ Christine Delargy and Huffington Post’s Peter Cherukuri.

Congrats to Polson on his new gig.  We’ll miss you!

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Penn, Palmeri, rectal cancer wish

“I know Sean Penn’s birthday wish this year — rectal cancer for all.” – Former Washington Examiner and now NYP Page Six gossip writer Tara Palmeri in a Tuesday tweet. Palmeri got thrown out of a Penn event earlier this year for asking Penn a question on rectal cancer, something he said he wished on those who disagreed with his involvement in the Haiti relief fund.

Frustration at a glance

“Just saw ANOTHER driver go the wrong way down my one way street. Pay attention people.”
- PR associate Courtney Cohen, formerly a production coordinator for ABC’s This Week, in a Tuesday tweet.

Stop playing games with my heart

“I didn’t know you were jut going to cut my heart up on this show.
…Yeah, I’ve been dumped and it hurts. Don’t play games with my heart …stop playing games with my heart.”
- Comedian Kathy Griffin on CNN’s Larry King Tuesday night when discussing Levi Johnston’s breakup with Bristol Palin. Griffin has long (jokingly) claimed to be romantically involved with Johnston. She recently featured several D.C. journalists on an episode of “Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List,” which taped in Washington.

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Washington Life Kicks Off Summer

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Coventry Burke, Becca Glover, Victoria Michael

Washington Life magazine kicked off the summer season last night on the roof of the Donovan House. Guests like The Hill‘s Christina Wilkie, BCM’s Katherine Kennedy, Jennifer Vinson, Daily Caller’s Becca Glover, Victoria Michael, Dewey Square’s Courtney Cohen, Examiner‘s Tara Palmeri, Christina Sevilla and NBC News intern Elyssa Dornic joined Washington Life‘s Kevin Chaffee and John Arundel (Michael Clements was at play practice) for Absolut cocktails, cool grooves and the last few hours of sunlight.

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L: Elyssa Dornic, Glenn Ballard, Katherine Kennedy R: Tara Palmeri and Courtney Cohen

The Fashion Police Come for Jarrett

Senior President Obama aide Valerie Jarrett drew attention on her appearance on ABC’s “This Week” due to her blazer.

Courtney Cohen, a former production coordinator for “This Week”, tweeted, “1986 called demanding Valerie Jarrett return that suit jacket.”

Watch the video of her interview and see the gray blazer with the flap here.

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Quote of the Day

“I’m watching Rahm Emanuel in HD on 60 Mins. He’s an excellent candidate for microdermabrasion. Is that covered by Cadillac plans?”
Courtney Cohen tweeted Sunday night. She’s a former production coordinator for ABC’s “This Week.”

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