Typically I wake up to emails such as Politico Mike Allen‘s Playbook, RealClearPolitics‘ Carl Cannon‘s morning history lesson and Roll Call Morning Headlines. But this morning, the first email to jar me awake from dreams of WaPo‘s Ezra Klein was from my cohort, FishbowlDC’s Matt Dornic. It concerned the nickname “Howiella” that I have been using for The Hill‘s new gossip writer Judy Kurtz, daughter of The Daily Beast‘s Washington Bureau Chief Howie Kurtz.
The tone? Pointed. He doesn’t mess around when protesting. Hopefully he won’t resort to drenching himself in oil like these protesters pictured above, but you never know with Dornic.
Subject line: Judy Kurtz
I don’t like Howiella so please accept this message as my formal motion to reconsider her nickname. In its place I recommend one of the following:
In a subsequent email, he added, “Howdie Judy.” We both confessed that our favorite new nickname is Howeesha. My second favorite is Howlma.
Dear Readers: We want to know what is your favorite. Most likely you’ll see all of the above sprinkled into our copy. But we want to know where your tastes lie on this front. Write us at FishbowlDC@mediabistro.com or to me directly at FishbowlBetsy@gmail.com.