Quotes of the Day
HIPSTER: “Dr. Paul Pellicci my amazing surgeon, dropped by the office to take me and my new hip for a walk.” — HuffPost-AOL Editor-in-Chief Arianna Huffington.
Best line of the Day: “Because I have the right as a senator to have no comment and who the hell are you to tell me I can or not?” — Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) to CNN Congressional Producer Ted Barrett on why he didn’t attend the Benghazi hearing. Apparently it was an er, office scheduling error. WTF? McCain later made nice and went on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight” Thursday night. Barrett knows how to rile lawmakers. Some may recall his interaction with ex-Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) last year at an impromptu presser on Capitol Hill in which Weiner refused to discuss his weinerous behavior. Barrett persisted and Weiner called him a “jackass.” Need a refresher? Watch here. Important q to ponder: Would McCain have lashed out at CNN’s Dana Bash like this? Somehow we can’t imagine it.
Journo is anti-Aidan (from Sex & the City)
“All right, time to quit hiring Aidan from Sex & the City as a voice actor. I’m used to him doing Applebee’s, now also Medicare drug plans?” — The Hill‘s Sam Baker.
Fate of Twinkies hangs in the balance
“Fox: ‘The end of Twinkies could be only hours away.’” — WaPo media opinion writer Erik Wemple.
In other mysterious life news…
“Moved furniture so the cable guy can come fix everything tomorrow. Sat down and turned on the TV and it miraculously works. #wtf” — National Journal Daily Production Editor Michelle Bloom.
It’s the little things in life.
“Krispy Kreme donuts in the office. My day just improved.” — The Hill‘s Ian Swanson.
Reporter misses print pub
“Small world problems: I don’t think I’m alone here on Capitol Hill when I say I really miss having a print edition of CQ daily.” — USA Today‘s Susan Davis.
A lawmaker is overheard, sounds like an asshole and the W Hotel is a disappointment to a certain Bloomberg reporter…Also: Find out who’s heading up our FishbowlDC Fan Club Board…
He said WHAT?
“Overheard in the Capitol Visitors Center: Rep. Dingell (D-MI) riding his scooter, saying ‘I detest this place.’ (Referring to CVC)” — NBC’s Frank Thorp.
Obama pickup is a hassle
“Yo have to que picko up Obamba at el JFK. Por que he no can puede to hail un cab. Que traffico jamo!” — Miguel Bloombito, the Spanish speaking alias to New York Mayor Bloomberg.
Oops! Change of plans
“Landed & found out breaking news has changed everything. I won’t be on with Megyn Kelly today. Headed home. Today’s my Saturday.” — Democratic Strategist Joe Trippi.
Drip, Drip, Drip: W Hotel doesn’t impress this journo
“Water dripping on your head from room above apparently a hip new perk at W Hotels.” — Bloomberg‘s Joshua Green.
FishbowlDC Fan Club Board
President: WaPo‘s Gene Weingarten
Style consultant and swimming expert: RHODC Paul Wharton
Out of State Recruitment Services: The Guardian‘s Ana Marie Cox
Positive whisper campaign strategist: Politico‘s Dylan Byers
Cheerleading squad: DCist’s Ben Freed and former Daily Caller scribe Michelle Fields.
- Afternoon Lede Check - 9.19.14
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- POLITICO's Rick Berke Emails Staff: 'I have resigned as Executive Editor'
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