QUOTES of the DAY
Congressman employs skinny dipping metaphor
“I said it many times. This is like skinny dipping. Somebody has to be the first one in the pool and it’s real lonely when you’re the only one in the pool. Paul Ryan is in the pool. We want the rest of the town to come along.” — Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.) on MSNBC’s “Hardball” Thursday afternoon discussing the idea that Republicans and Democrats should come together and negotiate on Medicare. Matthews laughed all the way through the metaphor.
A plea for a Baby Bjorn
“Long shot but worth a try: Does anyone have a Baby Bjorn Babysitter 1-2-3 they don’t need?” — The Guardian‘s Richard Adams in a Thursday tweet. (If anyone has one, get in touch at FishbowlDC@mediabistro.com and we’ll connect you.)
Journo spends day building sandcastles
“Spent nearly three hours at the beach with the kids today. Kayleigh kept building sandcastles and Sean kept knocking them down.” — NPR’s Andy Carvin in a Thursday tweet.
“Now waiting for Dan Aykroyd to apologize to Jane Curtain. Just kidding, folks.” — The Hill‘s White House Correspondent Sam Youngman in a Thursday tweet referencing MSNBC’s Ed Schultz calling Conservative Commentator Laura Ingraham a slut earlier in the week on his radio program.
Flack gets inside scribes’ heads
“Reporters are saying to themselves, ‘Did Portman’s press shop fall asleep for a few hrs, wake up + finally hit send on 5 releases in 5 mins?’” — Sen. Rob Portman‘s (R-Ohio) Spokesman Jeff Sadosky in a Thursday tweet. Update: He must have been really busy because he just got back to us, saying, he wasn’t really napping yesterday. He “just had a bunch of things waiting for votes and/or approval.”