Quotes of the Day
Weekend understatement: “A Saturday free of news crises. #priceless” — USA Today Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page.
WHCD Prom Week begins with wrenching choice
“Okay I have two options for the WHCA dinner this Saturday and not one gown in hand. Oh No! I hope to have the one today. cross fingers.” — American Urban Radio’s Washington Correspondent April Ryan.
In a word: disturbing
“My mother is drunk texting me. So I guess I’m at the stage of life where that happens.” — Townhall Managing Editor Kevin Glass. Just out of curiosity, who else out there is in this “stage” with his or her mother?
“Haha guy on this awful date literally just said ‘I love sandwiches.’” — BuzzFeed‘s Kate Nocera.
Driver splits from motorcade in Jerusalem
“We have the worst motorcade driver in recorded history here in Jerusalem. We are actually no longer in the motorcade.” — NBC News cameraman Jim Long, who was in Tel Aviv this weekend on travel with Sec. of Defense Chuck Hagel.
Parents advised to avoid press
“Were told Boston suspects’ parents would give us an interview. Then they canceled, saying were ‘advised’ not talk to press for a few days.” — ABC News Moscow correspondent Kirit Radia.
Important Q to Ponder: “Would WaPo’s Boston coverage be as good if Brauchli was still in charge?” — D.C. resident and avid tweeter Kevin Reiss, referring to Blanched Marcus Brauchli, WaPo‘s previous Executive Editor. The current executive editor is Marty Baron, former editor of The Boston Globe.
“Your right. I should delete you, asshole.” — Seattle’s Scott Omli to Townhall‘s Derek Hunter, who replied, “It’s you’re and you blocked me, so why are you still tweeting me?”
Tagg feels pinch of sequestration
“Waiting in an airplane at Logan. Captain said FAA said we have to wait an extra hour to leave because of sequestration. It begins.” — Tagg Romney, son of Mitt.
Words of wisdom from a TV journo’s obviously religious wife and a journo tries to put herself in shoes of the Suspect #2…
Over the weekend, FNC’s Brit Hume’s wife offers free Bible lesson: “He who despises his neighbor sins; But he who has mercy on the poor, happy is he. Proverbs 14:21 (NKJV).” — Kim Hume, who was retweeted by her husband.
Editor tries to put herself in Suspect #2′s shoes
“And then I think about what a mess I was when I was 19. Not saying I feel sorry for this kid, but his life was complex.” — The Atlantic Cities Editor Sommer Mathis.
Unnecessary Tweet of the Day
“It makes me so sad to think that there are people in this world who haven’t experienced the beauty of West Virginia.” — InTheseTimes Labor journo Mike Elk.
Politico Playbook Publish Time: 8:20 a.m.
Ron Fournier goes to movies with son
“Saw ’42′ with my son. He doesn’t like baseball but loves history — and loved the flick. So did crowd: loud cheers at end. Uplifting.” — National Journal‘s Ron Fournier.
Peter Ogburn contributed to this report.