Inside Mother Jones D.C. HQ…
“Bottom animal cracker is clearly a hippo. But wtf is the top one?” — Mother Jones‘ Nick Baumann, who also writes for The Economist. We’re pretty sure it’s in the Cheetah family.
Politico Playbook Publish Time: 6:27 a.m.
Convo Between a Journo and a Weiner
NY Observer’s ROSS BARKAN: “@anthonyweiner absolutely melts down at voter in Boro Park. Story coming.”
ANTHONY WEINER: “@RossBarkan if by melt down you mean stood up to a heckler. Yep. Did that. That’s what Mayors have to do sometimes.”
“Hey somebody at @HuffingtonPost should get back to @tressiemcphd about using her blog post w/o permission. cc @ryangrim @ariannahuff” – Mother Jones Co-editor Clara Jeffrey. D.C. Bureau Chief Ryan Grim got right back to her, saying, “Flagging it for the blog editors.”
Bezos convenes with Posties
“Post’s new owner Jeff Bezos: ‘Should it be as easy to buy the Washington Post as it is to buy diapers on Amazon? I think it should.’” — WaPo reporter Carol Leonnig.
Double the fun?
“Occasional memo: follow @johndickerson for links to my articles and appearances. Remain on this line for everyhting [sic] else.” — CBS Political Director and Slate‘s John Dickerson.
Attempted weed sale
“My neighbor’s kid just tried to sell me weed while I was taking the trash out. Good night, everyone!” — FBDC and BP Show’s Peter Ogburn.
Excellent advice for Washington journalists
“Reporters should follow @anthonyweiner around *after* the mayoral race because you know that’s when it’s really going to get good.” — CNBC Contributor Tony Fratto, a former U.S. Treasury and White House official.
Say hello to the President of Eli Lake’s fan club
“I’m serious. @EliLake has helped cause more evil, suffering, and death than all the serial murderers of the past century combined.” — I’m a Monkey Mom. (as RT by Daily Beast-Newsweek‘s Eli Lake)