Dueling hashtags; an easy fix for hooker scandal; no ‘Girls Gone Wild’ in the Senate (read-this roundup)


Better than a microphone: Ann Romney joined Twitter. (Steven Senne/AP)

Hashing it out — Our colleague Karen “25K followers” Tumulty takes a smart look at the “Twitterization of politics.” No matter the topic, there’s a hashtag for that.

A simple solution — “Hire more females.” That’s Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s solution to the Secret Service’s most recent prostitution scandal and suggestions that the problem is pervasive, according to our colleague Ed O’Keefe.

Girls gone mild — The Senate intern class won’t be getting a “Girls Gone Wild” babe after all. The deal is off, after the creator of the racy ”Girls” videos purchased an internship in the office of Sen. Mark Pryor at a charity sale. But the Arkansas Democrat says the internship-for-sale wasn’t authorized, our colleagues at the Reliable Source report.

Dog daysSad news for journalist Cokie Roberts:after a high-profile search, her missing dog turned up dead, struck by a car.

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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