Quotes of the Day
“I want the wedding to be celebratory not militarized.” — Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) on MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow show last night in response to whether he’ll be inviting President Obama to his upcoming wedding to his life partner James.
“Biden outed him. … I’m not trying to be funny.” — FNC’s Sean Hannity on President Obama’s bombshell announcement on gay marriage.
“Joe Biden has such an impact on evolution you’d think if you put a amoeba next to him it would be a horse in a day.” — CBS Political Director John Dickerson.
This isn’t a fun fact, Sticky Schwab
“Fun Fact: Leon Harris has absolutely no idea what the Cupid Shuffle is.” – Washington Examiner‘s Schwab.
“You think you can multitask and then you drive 20 minutes in the wrong direction because you’re doing a radio interview.” — Slate‘s Dave Weigel.
Self-Appointed Media Observers
“Apparently it takes THREE anchors for “big breaking news” — NPR’s Ben Bergman.
“We should still avoid references to apes, probably. #evolution #seewhatididthere?” — The Guardian‘s Ana Marie Cox, who also wrote: “Meanwhile, Shep Smith: ‘We’ll all be taking our underwear off and I look forward to that in so many different ways. #forreals #lgbt’”
“ABC chiron so special reporty that it cuts off POTUS chin. Where is the dignity of the office?” — Michael Scherer, TIME‘s White House Corespondent.
Finally a JMart tweet a human can understand: “Joe Biden gets results.” — Politico‘s Jonathan Martin.
And now for another reaction…
“I might just get gay married to celebrate. Who’s with me?” — ClearChannel’s Colby Hall, who later added, “I might marry a goat later today.” (She is pretty cute, Colby.)
Be back later, guys.
“I’m off to see The Avengers now, but glad to discuss further later …” — Metro Weekly‘s openly gay White House Correspondent Chris Geidner cuts his conversation with Gawker‘s John Cook and BuzzFeed‘s Ben Smith short. They were chatting with him about President Obama‘s announcement on gay marriage.
Clever Headline Award: “Obama Weds Himself (!) to the Position of Supporting Same-Sex Marriage” — Vanity Fair.
Hill reporter proposes to Meghan McCain
“Marry me?” — The Hill’s Jon Easley in response to MSNBC Contributor, Daily Beast Columnist and author Meghan McCain, who wrote, “Very happy to hear the President come out in support of gay marriage.”
Convo Between Two Journos
Slate‘s Weigel: “Okay, Biden. Now say something about decriminalizing pot.” Reuters‘ Sam Youngman: “Dave Weigel, if I’m not mistaken, Biden said on MTP recently he’s ‘comfortable’ with me not paying speeding or parking tickets.”
Update on NBC theGrio Columnist Sophia Nelson‘s kidney stones: “One has, I have a few–the misery index is HIGH!!!!!!! Thanks for asking love you guys!” Sophia says taking beer with her meds has been helping.
Peter Ogburn and Eddie Scarry contributed to this report.