Quotes of the Day
SO FORGET ABOUT INTERVIEWING BOB WOODWARD? “I’ve never really understood the people who get a nasty phone call and get on TV and talk about it. It’s part of the job. You do a story that they don’t like, you’re going to get yelled at, you listen to them or you yell back and then you move on.” — CNN’s Jake Tapper, whose show, “The Lead,” debuts today at 4 p.m.
Journalist encounters swarm of ladybugs
“I like/admire ladybugs, but why do I suddenly have 500 of them swarming inside one of my windows? One use for a leafblower: shoo ‘em out.” — The Atlantic‘s James Fallows.
Liberal profanity at CPAC
“CPAC 2013 Unfiltered: ‘what a piece of shit’; ‘he’s a douche’; ‘she can blow me’; ‘no fucking way’ #liberaluseofprofanity” — Roll Call HOH writer Warren Rojas.
Journo watchdog complains about CPAC shuttle
“How many people have been stranded by the horrid CPAC 2013 shuttle service? Must have been set up by a liberal.” — Accuracy in Media’s Don Irvine.
Martin strikes out at Levin over Lil Wayne
“I see TMZ’s Harvey Levin deleted his tweet saying Lil Wayne was being given his ‘last rites.’ Talk about poor sourcing. Unbelievable!” — CNN and Washington Watch’s Roland Martin.
And a WaPo Express columnist defends TMZ
“Anyways, I hope Wayne is fine, obviously. But acting like TMZ doesn’t break news with regularity is pretty illogical.” — WaPo Express‘ Clinton Yates.
“Interesting what the CPAC pols are getting defensive about: being crazy, being bigoted, being out of touch. Too close to home?” — Marketing writer Deborah Brody.
News after our own hearts
“Just got news that my brother-in-law changed his name to Goldfish. GOLDFISH.” — @mastodfow.
Important Q to Ponder: “OK all you Rhodes scholars, I get it. I misspelled CYPRUS. Should I gouge out my eyeballs?” — Politico‘s Ben White. Please, Ben, no. This is disturbing.
And speaking of gouged eyeballs… “Actual thing said at Saturday night party: ‘That was so kind of you to like my picture on Facebook.’ – Politico‘s Patrick Gavin.
“Reactions to learning of tonight’s dinner plans: 1. I should wear some real clothes. 2. I should comb my hair.” — Vintage blogger Lisa Rowan.
Try to wrap your head around this…Christians, hate and gay marriage
“People who think Christians opposed to gay marriage are full of hate are as ignorant as they presume the Christians they accuse of hate are.” — FNC’s and RedState‘s Erick Erickson.
Trump lashes out at Heilemann
“Loaded since 4:00. Must be my girlfriend’s mom’s wedding day. Or a Friday.” — Asawin Suebsaeng, Mother Jones Washington Bureau.
“Would probably be less hungover if I’d skipped the triple Jameson.” — Justin Green, Editor, David Frum’s blog.
Politico Playbook Publish Time: 7:55 a.m.
A warning for Washington women
“Ted Kennedy Jr. may be coming to DC to enter the family, er, “business”? Ladies, this is your warning.” — Conservative radio host and author Jason Mattera.
Eddie Scarry contributed to this report.
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