Quotes of the Day
Amtrak responds to journo’s complaints
“Life is what happens when you’re on hold with Amtrak.” — The Daily Caller‘s Will Rahn wrote the other day. To which Amtrak responded, saying, “@willrahn We apologize for the wait, but thank you for your patience.”
Dicking around in the morning…
“There are many ways to teach the kids about timeliness. Waking them in a panic because you were dickering on Twitter is apparently mine.” — CBS Political Director John Dickerson.
More Olbermann analysis
“Just terrible luck for Olbermann…keeps getting hired by great people who turn out to be horrible right around the time he leave.” — Yahoo! News‘s Olivier Knox.
Journo Appreciation Society
“Thank you for the awesome #politicolive shout outs. Definitely one of my favorite parts of election nights!” — Politico‘s Juana Summers, who went up against the trifecta firing squad last night of Jim VandeHei, Mike Allen and Maggie Haberman.
Tornado gets train metaphor
“Fascinated by the ubiquitous use of ‘freight train’ to describe a tornado. How many people can distinguish freight trains from other trains?” — Progressive blogger and former web consultant to then-Sen. Hillary Clinton presidential campaign Peter Daou.
Journo blames spelling error on White House Press Office
“W.H. misspelled John Calipari’s name in their release, leading me to misspell his name in my item because I know nothing about basketball.” — Politico White House reporter Byron Tau.
At 3:07 a.m. Metro Weekly White House reporter Chris Geidner writes… “Can’t sleep. Grr. Trying again. :-/ Alarm is at 6a. … Night, tweeps.”
Feminist of the Day
“I hear that ABC’s ‘Honeymooners’ remake will be titled ‘I’m Gonna Punch That B****!’ — Wired‘s Spencer Ackerman.
Baier will answer literally anything
“Bret Baier mate batman is pretty intense for first thing in the morning? My kids and I go for Mickey’s Clubhouse,” wrote Steveathan. Baier replied, “Good idea.”
“Eavesdropping on @ESPN exec at a breakfast brag bout the net’s
next slate of docs, including films about Larry Bird, bodybuilding, poker” — Contributing GQ and The Atlantic Editor Marc Ambinder.
Shocker: No eBook mentions in this morning’s Politico Playbook.