Dinner with Mitt; golf courses and massage parlors; and Hillary says ‘no’ (read-this roundup)

April 19, 2012

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Voters want business advice from Mitt Romney. (Jae C. Hong/AP)

Teed up — Golf courses are like massage parlors, but not because they’re mostly frequented by men. Our colleagues at the Reliable Source learned that the greens — beloved by members of Congress — are being treated the same as massage parlors, liquor stores, tanning salons and casinos in the stimulus bill. Unfair!

Not running — Can you hear her now? Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has to keep coming up with synonyms for “no” to answer whether she’ll be on a presidential ticket. Asked by CNN’s Wolf Blitzer whether she’s going to sub in for Vice President Biden on the Democratic ticket this year, she had this response, per our colleagues at The Fix: “That’s like saying if the Olympic Committee called you up and said, ‘Are you ready to run the marathon, would you accept.’ Well, it is not going to happen.”

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Emily Heil is the co-author of the Reliable Source and previously helped pen the In the Loop column with Al Kamen.
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