Quotes of the Day
“Sunrise at ‘Keswick Hall’ Thomas Jefferson Country Charlottesville, Va.” — Photograph by Sky News White House Commentator and Georgetown Adjunct Prof. Jon-Christopher Bua.
“Dammit, I think I accidentally killed my pumpkin vines. Was trimming them but might’ve cut the main vine. Hope not.” — NPR’s Andy Carvin.
Bizarre hurricane plant fallout
“I think the hurricane was full of seeds. All kinds of unusual sprouting in the balcony boxes this morning. #greenshoots” — The Atantic‘s online Politics Editor Garance Franke-Ruta.
Henneberger scolded for enjoying Nat Review story
“Was just reprimanded for laughing out loud while reading Mark Steyn‘s National Review cover story on free speech: ‘Stop laughing at conservative jokes!’ (Child of mine, is it not a free country? And it is a good piece…)” — Left-leaning former Politics Daily Editor-in-Chief Melinda Henneberger.
TV reporter makes urgent declaration about rain
“I love the rain! …….There, I said it.” — WaPo Opinion Columnist Jonathan Capehart.
NJ scribe leaves for Iraq
“Setting off on a 3-week reporting trip to #Iraq. Charlie’s tail was down as I left; she could sense something was up.I miss Annie already.” — NJ‘s Yochi Dreazen.
A meaningful walk through MLK memorial
“Saw the MLK memorial today w/ my dad, who marched w/ him thru hostile streets in Chicago in ’65. And my son, who grows up in a better world.” — Politico‘s Molly Ball.
Is the cupcake craze finally crashing?
“Dear girl on Metro wearing what I presume is an ironic? shirt featuring a cupcake with a thought-bubbled, “?*#!” I don’t get it.” — Roll Call‘s Meredith Shiner.
Necessary Tweet of the Day
“I am never allowing Cinnamon Toast Crunch in my house again. Devil in a cardboard box.” — MetroWeekly Co-Publisher Sean Bugg.
Unnecessary Tweet of the Day
“Managed to grill the salmon in between summer DC thunderstorms. Now it’s pouring again #justintime” — The Daily Beast Washington Bureau Chief Howard Kurtz. Don’t take this the wrong way Howie, but we actually prefer you self-pimping your show to mindless chatter about your salmon grilling abilities.