Politics Reporters Race to Tweet Earthquake Jokes, Outlets Race to Cover Tweets

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There was an earthquake all up and down the East Coast. Everyone tweeted about it! Some of them were even clever.

We rounded up a few of our favorites from political reporters, likely thirsty for any excuse to not think about politics for a few minutes. But this is by no means a complete list. There are more Twitter faves here and here.

@ariannahuff (Arianna Huffington, founder of Huffington Post) Clearly, this is a sign God wants more budget cuts and austerity. #kidding #butsomeonewillsaythat

@SteveKornacki (Steve Kornacki, writer for Salon) Could better Obama speech-making have prevented this earthquake? 

@dannyhakim (NY Times Albany Bureau Chief) Quake just in time for Indian Point's new ad campaign...

@pareene (Alex Pareene, writer for Salon) I think Chris Christie just jumped into the race

Azi Paybarah at the New York Observer was disappointed with the New York Post's uncharacteristically dull headline...

@azipaybarah (politics reporter for New York Observer) come on! you can do better than that. RT @NewYorkPost: BREAKING UPDATE -EARTHQUAKE AFTERSHOCKS FELT IN NYC AND BOSTON

But he got a better alternative...

@Kantrowitz @azipaybarah @NewYorkPost: How about "Earth goes up and down: Just like a hooker's drawers"