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Quotes of the Day — the Chris Christie “No Means No” Edition
“Mitch Daniels makes his announcement in a printed statement to Indy Star, while Chris Christie holds a press conference fit for Broadway.” — NYT‘s Jeff Zeleny.
“It is time to ring the Gong Show gong on the Christie press conference.” — Syndicated conservative columnist Michelle Malkin.
“Doesn’t this guy have a state to run or something?” — HuffPost‘s Sam Stein, who added, “It’s over. MSNBC wins. 43 minutes over non stop coverage and then, done.” (Note to readers: Fox News bailed on the Christie presser first. Then CNN. MSNBC last.)
“Dear Gov. Christie, I can’t start writing until you stop talking. 1:49pm.” — WaPo‘s Jonathan Capehart.
“Christie’s plan becoming clear: Keep talking until 2016.” — The Hill‘s White House Correspondent Sam Youngman.
“Unfortunately for him, since he seems to be a nice guy, Christie is demonstrating why he would’ve made a lousy candidate.” — Politico‘s Roger Simon.
“Chris Christie is displaying some serious first-name familiarity with the national press corps.” — ABC’s Rick Klein.
“Length of this oratory suggests Christie may be considering a run for Senate.” — The Takeaway’s Congressional radio correspondent Todd Zwillich.
“What’s not to love about a governor who insults reporters on natl TV? My favorite moment.” — PBS’s Gwen Ifill.
Christie is NOT running for Prez in Dutch: “#Christie volgde vooral z’n gevoel, ondanks vele smeekbedes van de partij en de gewone man: ‘It never felt right, in my gut, to leave now.’”
“Breaking news: Chris Christie still not running for President. Chevy Chase –where are you when we need you?” — The Nation‘s Katrina vanden Heuvel.
“Chris Christie: All of Donald Trump‘s humility. Better hair.” — Democratic consultant Mo Elleithee. And this: “Okay guys just 12 more questions.”
“Christie doesn’t kiss-and-tell w/ Mrs. Reagan.” — National Review Online’s Kathryn Lopez.
“Now that Christie is definitively out, let’s all resolve to stop asking him if he’s running. At least until November.” — WaPo‘s Ben Pershing.
“Christie LOVES this. Just keeps taking questions…” — WaPo “The Fix’s” Chris Cillizza.
Just in time for Christmas
“Ask and email an address Special@foxnews.com RT @hbirdsong @Bret_Baier what do I need to do to get an autographed picture of you?” – Fox News’ Bret Baier explains how to get a signed photo of Bret Baier.
And don’t forget Valentine’s Day…
“Ask RT @boilthebeast @Bret_Baier what do I need to do to get an auto pic of you brushing your hair, maybe a sunset view of a wheat field in the background …” – Bret Baier on how to get a sexy, scenic photo of Bret Baier.
“It’s high time Vogue has cover with a MODEL not another banal actress..Kate Moss is alluring child-woman of our time.” – Huffington Post’s Stephanie Green tackling the tough issues.
“”Hopefully God raptures and leaves behind whiny east-coast elites” – ThinkProgress.org blogger Lee Fang moving the nation forward in a progressive tweet.
Calm before the storm
“Really dreading the inevitable fake ‘Hurricane Irene’ Twitter accounts” – Slate’s Dave Weigel
Pray for a power outage
“My wife has rediscovered Ally McBeal on Netflix.” – Redstate’s Erick Erickson
“Evacuating Politico’s Jersey Shore bureau. Sigh.” – A GTL-deprived Ben Smith.
Lost in translation
“I just got an e-mail from Mazie Hirono titled, “Robbing our Keiki.” Read whole e-mail, and I’m still not sure what it means.” – Roll Call’s Shira Toeplitz on her new beat, keiki robbing.
Strong enough for a man but PH-balanced for a woman
“The Obama campaign is sending out free 2012 bumper stickers. Go sign up and make them waste the stamp. http://bit.ly/pjI4sa” – TWT’s Emily Miller devising a master plan to deplete the president’s reelection fund by tens, if not twenties of dollars.
“So can zoo animals predict other aspects of the future? Should we be asking them about the presidential race?” – WaPo’s Ben Pershing considers the potential of a man-beast partnership for 2012.
More #awesome than Comic-Con
“Pretty excited about attending the American Political Science Association’s annual conference next week.” – WaPo’s Ezra Klein
America’s Got Talent
QUOTES of the DAY
As we move into Thanksgiving, it appears journos around town are getting into some weird pre-Holiday partying (at least weirder sounding than usual). They’re also growing more unruly and irritable by the moment as they prepare for their potential TSA pat-downs. Please, editors, give your scribes a few days off — or else.
Bristol’s way with words
“Winning this would be like a big middle finger to all the people that hate me and my mom.” — Bristol Palin on the finale of “Dancing With the Stars.” She came in third place. Big Middle finger is such a great phrase — so much for being the teen spokeswoman for abstinence.
Lovely Thanksgiving wishes from WSJ
“Anyone who Tweets their Thanksgiving Dinner will be punched in the face by the Ghost of Norman Rockwell.” — WSJ Sports Writer Jason Gay in a Tuesday tweet.
“What I get for taking metro beyond DC city limits. People don’t know how to stand on the effing escalator.” — The Daily Caller‘s Chris Moody in a Tuesday tweet.
Reporter on call at airport
“At Dulles tonight, no opt-outs that I saw, no disgruntled passengers and no reporters on hand watching for either.” — WaPo‘s Ben Pershing in a Tuesday tweet.
Painful TSA pat-down humor
“TSA: Can’t see London. Can’t see France. Unless we see your underpants.” — RedState.com and CNN Contributor Erik Erickson in a Tuesday tweet. He has managed to reach an all new low of TSA pat-down humor.
Note to readers: Grandma needs to kick Jacobs out of her home — immediately. No turkey. No stuffing. No pumpkin pie. Jacobs has officially taken the “thanks” out of Thanksgiving.
“I’m trying to watch my TV and my grandma is just sitting around making old people noises what the fuck.” — The Daily Caller intern Alec Jacobs in a Tuesday tweet. Poor Grandma Part II: “Grandma, Betty White is older than you and she doesn’t feel the need to make all these moaning/grunting noises.”
Weigel congratulates his successor
“Jennifer Rubin is definitely a good hire for WaPo. Undervalued asset for YEARS.” — Slate‘s Dave Weigel in a Tuesday tweet regarding the woman that WaPo has chosen to replace him more than five months later.
QUOTES of the DAY
“Neil Cavuto = Eddie Munster.” — HuffPost‘s Arthur Delaney in a Thursday tweet.
“Schumer just called me “the man-eating manu shark.” Not sure if that’s a compliment.” — Politico‘s Manu Raju on Thursday on Twitter.
Reporter lodges complaint
“Can we please all agree to stop using the terms “double down” and “doubling down” in political stories and headlines? #overused” –WaPo‘s Ben Pershing in a Thursday tweet.
“Beginning to think Facebook outage timing is strategic – every article about it mentions movie release. Coincidence?” –FishbowlDC’s Matt Dornic on Thursday on Twitter.
Say hello to Emily Heil, who writes the must-read, polished Heard on the Hill gossip column with Elizabeth Brotherton for Roll Call. It’s always great to see Emily at a party and watch her hard at work. And personally, I enjoy the fact that she has the good sense to see merit in covering lawmakers’ facial hair. Speaking of hair, be sure to read her comical “Most Embarrassing Career Moment” after the jump.
If you were a carbonated beverage which would you be? Champagne
How often do you Google yourself? Almost never-it’s too scary.
Who is your favorite working journalist? My husband, Eric Hoover, a reporter at the Chronicle of Higher Education
Did you see “Twilight” and “New Moon?” If so, who is more your type, Edward or Jacob? I saw “Twilight” and I confess I’ve read the whole series. Neither is my “type,” but I wouldnÂ’t kick Robert Pattinson out of my coffin.
Who would you rather have dinner with – First Lady Michelle Obama or Bestselling Author and former V.P. candidate Sarah Palin? Both. Over champagne and mooseburgers.
When did you last cry and why? Yesterday. RIP, Corey Haim.
What word do you routinely misspell? Anything that’s i-before-e. I guess it’s my last name that makes me want to reverse it.
What’s the name of your cell phone ring? Whatever’s the Blackberry default. Exciting, I know.
What swear word do you use most often? Fracking. Eric Massa and I have at LEAST one thing in common.
What word or phrase do you overuse? See above!
What TV show do you have to watch? Lost. Don’t bother calling me on Tuesday nights.
Where do you shop most often for your clothes? I love a bargain: eBay, Filene’s, and vintage stores.
More funny, fracking details about Heil after the jump…
WaPo will have live video coverage and commentary by Post political reporters as Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s confirmation hearings begin this morning. Jerry Markon and Ben Pershing kick off coverage at 10am and Perry Bacon picks up at 11am. The Fix will also look at the five Senators to watch during the hearings.
Roll Call‘s HOH reports on two new journo babies:
Ben, Beth and Juliet are all former Roll Callers…
Congrats to the proud parents and welcome to the Fishbowl, Milos and Simon.
Good morning Washington. It’s the birthday of Ralph Nader and Chelsea Clinton.
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