Quote(s) of the Day

A sh-tstorm of the word shi–y

“Sad to say I did not win Chris Dodd Bingo. But I did extract a promise that on his last day @senchrisdodd will say ‘shitty’ for me. — Bloomberg TV’s Lizzie O’Leary in a tweet this morning, referring to the abundant use of the word “shitty” in Senate Subcommittee hearings Tuesday.

“Rhymes with ditty,”
– MSNBC “Hardball” Host Chris Matthews on his Tuesday show referring to the “shitty” phrase Senate Government Affairs Subcommittee on Investigations Chairman Carl Levin (D-Mich.) used repeatedly Tuesday when grilling the Goldman Sachs Exec.

Access into parties has journo wound up

“I haven’t got anything and I’m starting to get worried!”
–Anonymous political journalist in an e-mail about getting into WHCA Dinner parties. Update: The journo has since secured an invitation to at least one party of choice.

Journo enjoying conference pastries

“Delicious coffee and pastries at this conference about how we should cut Medicare and Social Security and raise taxes.”
WaPo’s Ezra Klein in a Wednesday morning tweet. (Klein may want to get a little guidance on breakfast cuisine from WaPo food critic Tom Seitsema.)

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