Quotes of the Day
Reporter looks at glass half full
“OK, so, I’m definitely sick. But, I’m headed to the urgent care to get something to heal me. … At least the snow is pretty!” — Metro Weekly‘s White House Correspondent Chris Geidner. Geidner told FishbowlDC that he has Strep throat but is on the mend. We’re happy to hear it.
The pudding metaphor that wouldn’t die
“What’s the proof in your pudding? There seems to be no proof or pudding here. James O’Keefe needs an editor. He needs someone to say, ya know, you just don’t have it here.” — WaPo media writer Paul Farhi on CNN’s Sunday program “Reliable Sources” reacting to James O’Keefe‘s charge that HuffPost‘s Sam Stein boozes up his sources for information. Farhi wouldn’t stop talking about the pudding, which then bled into another guest, Business Insider‘s Glynnis MacNicol also discussing the “pudding.”
Number of days Politico gave GOP presidential contender Herman Cain to answer whether he’d ever been accused of sexual harassment: 10.
A TV reporter’s take on Madoff interview
“So Ruth Madoff is a lot more believable than I expected.” — NBC’s Chuck Todd on the CBS “60 Minutes” interview last night of Bernie Madoff‘s wife, Ruth, and their son, Andrew.
Journo detests rude riders
“People who ride the metro are infinitely more rude than people who ride the bus. Particularly on the westside red line.” — Roll Call‘s Amanda Becker.
Fournier snakes his drains
“Just finished snaking our drains. Got me thinking of the presidential campaign.” — NJ Editor-in-Chief Ron Fournier.
“Ever notice when people have had too much caffeine & one leg is jumping up & down? Very distracting if they’re next to you while you read.” — Fox News Contributor and former White House Press Secretary Dana Perino.
A new pet peeve: Anyone who calls themselves an “Upper” in daylight. “Good morning #Uppers.” — invented by MSNBC’s Chris Hayes for those who watch his program, “Up With Hayes.”
Fun in the Sun
“Well that was a long week. Yawn. Now off to see @axlrose and @gunsnroses in the Sunshine State…. If this plane ever gets off the ground.” — House Maj. Leader Eric Cantor‘s (R-Va.) spokesman Brad Dayspring.
“For Halloween I’m gonna dress up as National Journal and charge a fee to show up at your party a few hours after Politico‘s already there.” — Fake Jim VandeHei.
Unnecessary Tweet of the Day
“Suggestions for a new TV? Nothing too big.” — Mother Jones Washington Bureau Chief David Corn. Seems absurd that Corn needs help purchasing a new TV? We’re sure the salesman at Best Buy can assist.
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