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WaPo’s Klein Writes on Wife’s Running

As journalists were scrambling to get their piece of the bombing story last night, WaPo‘s Ezra Klein, who usually goes wonky and chart-obsessed on most matters, kept his thoughts close to home. He wrote about his wife, NYT‘s Annie Lowrey, waking early each morning to train for a marathon.

CBS Political Director John Dickerson called it a “lovely story.” And indeed, it was.

An excerpt:

“My wife has been training for a marathon. She leaves the house early in the morning and runs for hours and hours. She comes home tired and sore. And then she does it again. And again. And again.There’s no reason for her to do it. There’s no competition or payoff or award. It’s just a quiet, solitary triumph over the idea that she couldn’t do it, and it all happens before I even wake up.”

Read the full piece.

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Ezra Gets Married!

This just in…

Lead Boybander and WaPo liberal blogger Ezra Klein is officially married to Slate‘s (soon to be NYT) Annie Lowrey.

Congratulations to the couple. Don’t stay away too long Ezzy! We’ll have that $430 Williams-Sonoma copper saucepan to you as soon as possible. We’re hosting a special FishbowlDC bake sale to raise enough cash to buy it.

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers

Quotes of the Day


CNN’s Ed Hornick moves to Atlanta: “The view from my apartment. On Sunday funday a DJ sets up and spins … What is this? The Shore Club?”

TIPS FROM THE POOL…INTO THE DEEP END

“Potus arrives at a fitness club, the club green valley at 7:41 am. No POTUS sighting. Pool holding in vans.” — McLatchy’s Lesley Clark in Greensboro, N.C. In a subsequent report she got a glimpse of President Obama and wrote, “POTUS in Black tracksuit, black baseball cap, earphones in both ears. As a gym-goer passed him at the front door, he exchanged a brief greeting.”

Norah gets tweaked by The Daily Show

CBS Chief White House Correspondent Norah O’Donnell writes, “Obama in Asheville, NC, talking jobs. Pic Attached.” The Daily Show responded with this rather unfunny quip, “Now can you make the picture move & talk?”

Henry explains ins/outs of presidential travel

“And no no no buses are not ‘being flown to airports’ at every stop. President flew to NC, then met the bus, and takes bus stop to stop.” — FNC’s Ed Henry.

PBS’s Jim Lehrer recalls Washington liar

Q: Think of one of your least favorite people in Washington and, without naming him or her, describe what makes that person so unappealing. A: He lied about me and what I did with the intent of hurting me and my professional reputation. Read the interview by Politico‘s Patrick Gavin here.

The Media Critic

Bill Keller is a perfect fit for the NYT op-ed page, in that he is fucking awful.” — Reason Magazine’s Mike Riggs. He links to this Sunday NYT op-ed by Keller.

Sick journo now eating Boo Berry

“Sick to my stomach. It’s rather lovely.” — NJ “The Hotline’s” Chris Peleo Lazar. That was last night. This morning he’s all better. “I’m pretty sure my highlight for this week will be eating Boo Berry cereal at my desk at work #legendary.”

Howiella fears for her kids

“It’s not even 10pm and I just saw a commercial for a ‘vibrating personal massager.’ I’m afraid for my future children.” — The Hill‘s Howgatha Kurtz (a.k.a Judy, Howie-May, Howlma, etc…).

Reader reacts to Ezra gift registry involving copper saucepan

“What of it??????  You think it is inappropriate to ask for these items?  I own the same type of pots and pans and they are considered an INVESTMENT……..the copper will have to be relined but the Allclad will last 2 lifetimes. Is your world so small this is the best you can do?” — a commenter to FBDC reacting to this item regarding WaPo‘s Ezra Klein and Slate‘s (soon to be NYT) Annie Lowrey registering at Williams-Sonoma. Note to reader: Relax, no one’s judging Ezzy for wanting the copper saucepan.

Still Time to Buy Ezra and Annie a Saucepan

WaPo‘s Ezra Klein and Slate‘s (soon to be NYT) Annie Lowrey are scheduled to marry this Saturday. As he hinted at in this morning’s quotes, the couple is then headed to Singapore and Hong Kong. If you’re wondering where they registered, wonder no more. It’s Williams-Sonoma.

And we’re ecstatic. Now we know where to buy FishbowlDC’s Fan Club President that $430 Mauviel 3.5-quart Copper Saucepan he has been wanting. Only the best for our Ezzy.

The saucepan is among the many items on the Klein-Lowrey registry. We were torn between that and the Le Creuset Signature Oval Dutch Oven ($345). Other gift options: All-Clad Stainless-Steel multipot with Mesh Inserts ($129.95), Mauviel Copper Saucepan 1 1/2 quart ($305), and Tulip Salad Bowl ($150).

We’re going to take a pass on those $24.95 Slipat Half-Sheet Liners you wanted. Seems a little cheap at this point.

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers

Quotes of the Day

Quintessential fluffy cloud White House photograph by FNC’s Ed Henry who was spotted milling about the Meridien Ball Friday night with his wife, Shirley Hung Henry.

“Funereal.” — Word used over the weekend to describe the mood inside Politico‘s newsroom on Friday, the day after Kendra Marr was forced to resign for seven instances of plagiarism.

A Suggestion for FishbowlDC

“No need to be uncordial. Perhaps your bowl needs it’s water changed – oxygen helps one think more critically.” — A reader named @MouthWiredShut, whom we scolded after he wrote something unnecessarily crass about Politico‘s Marr. This was his response to the scolding, which involved telling him that he may want to revisit wiring his mouth shut.

Reporter encounters cranky cabbie

“Cab driver looked at me incredulously when I asked him to take me to #dedicatemlk. ‘I came out here so I could avoid traffic from that.’” — Roll Call‘s Jessica Estepa.

The irony

“Left the White House at 12:32, drove past the Washington Monument area of the Mall, where crowds are milling about for the Al Sharpton-endorsed March on Washington for Jobs and Justice, which is meant to show support for the president’s jobs bill, and the offshoot DC voting rights march. It’s a gorgeous fall day, temperature around 65 with light winds. Not unexpectedly, the president has decided to spend it playing golf at Joint Base Andrews.” — Politico White House Reporter Jennifer Epstein in a weekend Pool Report.

Ezzy is headed to Hong Kong

“Headed to Hanoi, Hong Kong, and Singapore in a week. Anyone have restaurant/restaurant guide suggestions?” — WaPo‘s liberal blogger and lead Boybander Ezra Klein. We will miss you Ez. Please, if you could dispatch restaurant reviews we’d love it. Hope you’re at least doing MSNBC hits from the Far East.

Convo Between Two Journos

Today’s conversation is between MSNBC “Morning Joe” Host Mika Brzezinksi and Politico’s Patrick Gavin. Gavin once interviewed Mika for a Game Changer video in which they ran up the Exorcist steps in Georgetown.

Mika: “Cmon patrick!!! lets do some steps…. you can bring your cat.”

Gavin: “@morningmika I don’t wanna brag, but I’ve made some serious fitness gains. You. Me. Stadium runs. Name it.”

Mika: “Oh please meeeow Patrick MEEEOW.” With that, she linked to this.

What does Levi think?

“I was a big Obama supporter and kinda, like, believed everything he said he was gonna do, they were all lies ! he’s just another puppet.” — Bristol Palin‘s ex Levi Johnston.

Journo spots a star

Jon Bon Jovi is on my Acela. He is butterscotch-colored, including his hair. Nobody has asked him for an autograph.” — Slate‘s (soon to be NYT) Annie Lowrey.

Scribe regrets idea

“Trying to get to the DMV today in Georgetown is perhaps the worst idea I’ve ever had. #EmoSOSTweets.” — Roll Call‘s Meredith Shiner.

Spotted: Cain’s expanding entourage

“Herman Cain had an entourage of 6 or 7 guys today, as he entered NBC for Meet the Press this morning… staffing up?” — The Daily Caller‘s Alex Pappas.

Tragedy Strikes: Boybander sleeps through Hazy’s show

“Awww, crap. Slept thru Up with Chris Hayes!” — TPM‘s Brian Beutler. Thankfully second-tier Boybander Spencer Ackerman came through and BIG. “If you missed Up W @chrislhayes just now, you missed the most sophisticated discussion of MLK, Obama & institutional politics ever televised,” wrote the Wired reporter.

Unnecessary Tweet(s) of the Day

Ladies and gentleman, it’s a FishbowlDC first. We have a tie.

“Baking pie. Oh so much pie.” – Roll Call‘s Estepa.

“So I bought myself flowers to match my office.” — Metro Weekly Co-Publisher Sean Bugg.

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Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers

QUOTES of the DAY

Random guy owns unfortunate Twitter handle

“Also, Tom Pawson is the lucky owner of @tpaw. VERY lucky.” – Ethan Klapper, intern at NJ and managing editor of the American University Eagle. GOP 2012 hopeful Tim Pawlenty, referred to by supporters as “T-Paw,” announced his presidential exploratory committee yesterday, no doubt inspiring this tweet.

Journo single-handedly solves Japan’s nuclear problems

“I vote we nuke the reactor! RT @Slate: Readers have sent 112 ideas for averting total nuclear catastrophe in Japan” – FrumForum.com assistant editor Noah Kristula-Green, making his own suggestion for how Japan can avert a nuclear disaster. We wrote about it yesterday.

Politico reporter knows the difference between gang and mafia

“Is it really still a gang if there’s 64 members? I feel like it becomes more of a mafia at that point.” – Politico‘s Byron Tau, referring to a group of senators WaPo‘s Ezra Klein has strangely termed the “Gang of 64.”

And while we’re on the subject of Ezra Klein…

“and you write like a blogger -LW @ezraklein Leon Wieseltier writes like a man who learned nothing from his cocksure…support for the Iraq War” – Freelancer and former WCP writer Moe Tkacik in response to Klein’s attack on TNR‘s Wieseltier.

Editor appreciates musical modesty

“Things I like: the relative modesty of the dreams of ‘I Will Buy You a New Life’ and ‘If I Had $1,000,000.’” – Washingtonian.com editor Alyssa Rosenberg.

Gogurt and other useless things

“Anyone who can find me a more useless grocery item wins a packet of Gogurt. http://bit.ly/i2BzKR” - Slate‘s Annie Lowrey. Lowrey is referring to Kraft Foods’ Philadelphia Cooking Creme, a “one-of-a-kind, spoonable creme” that will “enhance the dishes you already make and inspire even more!” Sounds useful to us.

FP Celebrates a Year of Success

In an email this morning, Foreign Policy’s Susan Glasser praised her staff for a solid year of growth since the relaunch of ForeignPolicy.com (5 times more traffic since last year). Glasser congratulated the FP team for “a record-breaking 5.8 million pageviews in December and more than 45 million page views for the year.”

The memo also addressed upcoming announcements like the launch of a new blog and a new deal to feature FP content on washingtonpost.com.

While many are dodging pink slips, it’s great to hear that some outlets are celebrating success. Congrats to FP!

Glasser’s full memo after the jump.

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