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Quotes of the Day — the Election Day version

“This sign is on a window of a store that’s inside the security zone of Obama’s Des Moines rally.”Yahoo! News’ Chris Moody with the accompanying photo.

Journo on line to vote before 7 a.m.

“My voting precinct is selling coffee for $1 to people in line. #waspy” — Matt Spence, The Times of London.

Uh oh.

“Dead to me.” — Breitbart.com editor John Nolte on New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie turning down Romney campaign event request.

Stop and buy the roses

“Attn: guys who have been too busy politicking to be nice to your ladies—roses are on sale $9.99/dozen @ Whole Foods today.” — Roll Call‘s Meredith Shiner.

Guiding Sophia’s Light

“Respectfully I don’t give a rats butt about JayZ or Kid Rock!” – theGrio and Essence columnist Sophia Nelson on Obama and Romney musical supporters. Usually Sophia is spouting sermon’s on Twitter. On Monday she strayed.

Chuck Todd assesses nightmare election scenarios

“In place for Today Show, will have a look at some of the nightmare scenarios that could lead to indecision” — NBC’s Chuck Todd.

Spotted: Meg Ryan at Biden event

“Spotted on the cuts riser at Biden’s Richmond event, being opened with songs by her beau john Mellencamp: Meg Ryan.” — NBC News campaign embed reporter Carrie Dann.

Hallucinating D.C. Metro rider

“Saw a gent on metro who looked like a moustachioed Ari Shapiro. Was briefly convinced he’d got a disguise and made a thrilling escape.” — a D.C. woman calling herself Abbott Rabbit regarding the NPR White House Correspondent.

Keeping it Real: “Run into reporter from OTHER station at event tonight. Okay we have the same jobs, do we really have to make small talk? So BORING!” — ABC7′s Stephen Tschida.

Boybander has sex with vegetables?

“I can’t be the only one who makes stock while changing the lyrics of ‘Sexual Healing’ to be about vegetable peeling.” — Wired‘s Spencer Ackerman. We’re just kidding about the headline but couldn’t make rational sense of Spencer’s words.

Which journo gets to vote at the crack of dawn? And which news outlet takes to talking about campaign dildos?

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Eight Political Peachicks Head Off to Boot Camp

NBC News announced their 2012 campaign embed reporters today.  The class of eight went through a rigorous selection process and will embark on an even more rigorous boot camp training at 30 Rock, beginning next week. The 2012 embeds include:

Carrie Dann, msnbc.com
Garrett Haake, NBC Nightly News
Jo Ling Kent, CNN Beijing bureau
Alexandra Moe, NBC 2010 Tim Russert Fellow
Jamie Novograd, Weekend Nightly News
Anthony Terrell, The Rachel Maddow Show
Shawna Thomas, NBC News Washington Bureau
Andrew Rafferty, Meet The Press

After these peachicks complete their training, they’ll be assigned to a campaign and sent out on the trail where they can spread their wings and grow into beautiful, political peacocks by contributing to network newscasts, MSNBC, msnbc.com, and more.

Congrats to NBC’s 2012 campaign embeds!

The FishbowlDC Interview With Bloomberg’s Health Care Reporter Anna Edney

Say hello to Bloomberg‘s Anna Edney. Born and raised in Bowie, Md., she is a health care reporter for Bloomberg. Her resume informs that she has worked at a number of insidery Washington publications. They include Congress Daily, NJ, FDA Week, Inside Washington Publishers and the Washington Examiner. Her colleague, Sophia Yan, describes her like this: “Anna’s fun, sweet, full of surprises and incredibly tough. I think she’s an incredible woman.” Tough is right. While Edney’s press experience may sound wonky, you might not want to cross her. She once got a teacher fired for selling crack. Carry on.

If you were a carbonated beverage which would you be? Orange Fanta

How often do you Google yourself? When I want to see my dog you awarded “Most Beautiful” in the FishbowlDC’s DogBowl 2010, so a lot is the answer.

What’s the worst thing you’ve ever said to an editor (or vice versa)? I can’t think of anything awful I’ve said.

Who is your favorite working journalist and why? Christopher Hitchens. What’s not to love?

Do you have a favorite word? humdinger

Who would you rather have dinner with –  MSNBC’s Chris Matthews or FNC’s Chris Wallace? Chris Matthews

You are ordered to go on a road trip to an undisclosed location. You can go with White House Spokesman Jay Carney or Bo, the President’s Portuguese Water Dog. No ones feelings will be hurt. Who do you take? I’d choose Bo. I’m obviously a dog person.

What’s the name of your cell phone ring? Glacial groove

When did you last cry and why? Ha, no way.

What word do you routinely misspell? Occasion

What swear word do you use most often? fuck

If you weren’t a journalist what would you be? A farmer.

Our last interviewee, Fake Jim VandeHei, has an important question for Edney after the jump…

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Where Are They Now? Campaign Embeds Relive the Trail’s Glory Days


Cox, Hovell, Summers, Aigner-Treworgy and Memoli. Photo courtesy of Campus Progress.

Ana Marie Cox moderated a panel discussion with former 2008 presidential campaign embed reporters at GWU this week, in conjunction with Campus Progress and the Institute for Politics.

The first panel was made up of ABC’s Bret Hovell, former NBC embed turned “Colbert Report” researcher Adam Aigner-Treworgy, Newsweek‘s Nick Summers and former Biden embed turned RealClearPolitics White House reporter Mike Memoli.

NBC’s Kelly O’Donnell, former Hillary Clinton campaign staffer Jamie Smith and former McCain campaign staffer Justin Germany rounded out the second panel.

We learned they can identify hotel chains by just the carpet, they gained and lost a second freshman fifteen, supplied campaign staffers with booze (something O’Donnell calls “a great journalism tradition”) and even managed to break some news along the way…

But would they do it again? They all agreed it’d be hard to beat the historic nature of the ’08 campaign, but answers were mixed on whether they’d go back.

“You swear you’ll never do it again, but there is a certain sexiness to being out there,” Summers said. Germany’s also in, “it’s the Superbowl of politics.” Hovell was a hard no.

Among those not receiving GWU credit to attend… Congress Daily‘s Erin McPike who covered the Romney campaign for NBC and the National Journal, msnbc.com’s Carrie Dann who was embeded in Iowa for NBC/NJ, Roll Call‘s Tricia Miller who covered the Edwards campaign for NBC/NJ and WaPo‘s Perry Bacon.

DC’s Women in Media Support the Rebecca Project


Juleanna Glover and Richard Wolffe with Rebecca Project’s Malika Saada-Saar and a party guest.

Juleanna Glover opened the doors of her Kalorama home Saturday night to some of DC’s most powerful women in media to benefit the Rebecca Project for Human Rights. This is a group founded by executive director Malika Saada-Saar and Autumn VandeHei to advocate for women who have survived addiction, incarceration and poverty.

Women who have benefited from the Rebecca Project, the “Mother Leaders” attended the party, sharing their stories with special hosts Carol Browner, Tammy Haddad, Betsy Fischer (who had to leave early for a “Meet the Press” pretape with Secretary Hillary Clinton), Norah O’Donnell, Amy Holmes, Robin Sproul, Sally Quinn and Jessica Yellin.

It was most certainly a ladies night… CNN’s Dana Bash and Edie Emery, WaPo‘s Liz Spayd and Ceci Connolly, Politico‘s Nia-Malika Henderson and Kiki Ryan, Politics Daily‘s Emily Miller, msnbc.com’s Carrie Dann, Congress Daily‘s Erin McPike, Time‘s Jay Newton Small, The Hill‘s A.B. Stoddard, Washington Life‘s Janet Donovan, Christina Sevilla, Miss DC 2008 Kate Marie Grinold and Katie McCormick Lelyveld from First Lady Michelle Obama’s office attended. And the Glover sisters- TWT‘s Liz Glover, Becca Glover and Kristin Glover.

These ladies were joined by Politico‘s Jim VandeHei, host Autumn’s husband, O’Donnell’s husband Chef Geoff Tracy, NYT‘s Mark Liebovich, WaPo‘s Perry Bacon, Richard Wolffe, Winston Lord, Mix 107.3′s Tommy McFly, Lee Brenner, Mark Paustenbach, Pepper Watkins, Marc Adelman, Michael Feldman and White House economic advisor Austan Goolsbee. Also Susanna Quinn and Jack Quinn, and Shanti Stanton and Matt Stanton.

In remarks at the party, Saada-Saar thanked VandeHei and the women involved, “Our organization stands on the shoulders of many people.” “We come together to honor the work of these women, to honor the work of mothers and to really recognize what happens when we as women and mothers come together across the divides of race, class, education, lived experience and honor ourselves,” she said.

The event was sponsored by Goldman Sachs’s 10,000 Women, and Brown-Forman generously donated the party’s wine and martinis. Attendees could donate online or by pledge cards.

For more on these women’s stories, check out Emily’s Post on Politics Daily, and for video of Saar’s remarks, check out Politico Click.

Photos by Emily Miller.


NPR’s Michel Martin, Autumn VandeHei and Amy Holmes.


CNN’s Dana Bash and Jessica Yellin.

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CDann from NBC to CongressDaily and Back to NBC

Now this a real revolving door…

Carrie Dann went from NBC to Congress Daily and now is going back to NBC’s Washington bureau as a political editor with msnbc.com.

She’ll be celebrating the move with friends and colleagues tonight and starts with msnbc.com Monday.

DC’s Bravest Media Types Take Stage for “Karaoke in the Capital”

How do you get cardigans and pearls to the Rock and Roll Hotel? “Karaoke in the Capital”… DC’s bravest media types took center stage last night for charity.

Donning a cowboy hat, a “Fort Worth Star Telegram” belt buckle, a leather belt that read “Schieffer” and a new beard, CBS’ Bob Schieffer took the stage with duet partner Lauren Moses to sing “Jackson” by Johnny Cash and June Carter. Moses was Schieffer’s ringer- a professional country musician, she has a CD “Fall With Me.”

“Of all the awards I’ve won, this was the most unexpected,” Schieffer said accepting the “Best Duet” award.

The “Best Media Performance” award went to TWT‘s “Green and Glover” columnists Stephanie Green and Liz Glover who sang Madonna’s “Material Girl,” complete with tiaras. Green did an encore performance with Examiner “Yeas and Nays” columnists Nikki Schwab and Tara Palmeri.

We caught up with Politics Daily’s editor-in-chief Melinda Henneberger just as she was about to hit the stage- she said she was shocked Pat Benatar didn’t show to sing with her. Politics Daily publicist and public relations consultant Sue Bennett was there though, joining Henneberger for “Hit Me With Your Best Shot,” which won them the “Don’t Quit Your Day Job” award.

One of our favorite performances of the night was their colleague at Politic’s Daily- Lynn Sweet, who sang (and danced to) the Rolling Stones’ “I Can’t Get No Satisfaction.”

Politico‘s Jonathan Martin and Kiki Ryan weren’t on the playbill, but couldn’t resist the karaoke, doing a surprise rendition of “Summer of ’69.”

Congress Daily’s Carrie Dann, Erin McPike, Kasie Hunt and Anna Edmey closed the night with a karaoke classic, Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’.”

Other performances were by Mother Jones’ David Corn, TPM‘s Christina Bellantoni, Roll Call‘s Shira Toeplitz and Politico‘s Chris Frates.

And there were plenty there just to watch, including Emily Miller, Scott Mulhauser, Sasha Issenberg, Lizzie O’Leary and Kaylee Hartung.

“Karaoke in the Capital” was hosted by the American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC) Mid-Atlantic Chapter and proceeds benefit Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation.

For now, check out the highlight reel. We’ll have more video, including Schieffer and Sweet, up shortly.

Marquardt Joins ABC, Jets Off To Moscow

Alexander Marquardt joins ABC from CNN today as a digital reporter based in Moscow. He’ll be reporting on all ABC News platforms, including “World News,” “Nightline,” and “Good Morning America.” At CNN, Marquardt was an embed reporter covering the Obama, Clinton and Biden campaigns, and before that, he was an anchor and correspondent at Channel One News.

Appropriately enough, Marquardt’s friends and colleagues gathered at Russia House this weekend to bid him “dasvidaniya!” Erin McPike, Mike Memoli, Sunlen Miller, Carrie Dann, Mark Murray, Jeff Zeleny, Bonnie Kapp, Matt Jaffe, Dan Reilly and Meg Reilly were among those who came out for some vodka shots in Marquardt’s honor.

Happy Birthday To…

Shira Toeplitz! Friends of the Roll Call reporter gathered at Johnny’s Half Shell last night to celebrate.

In attendance: Erin McPike, Elizabeth Brotherton, Ali McSherry, Jessica Brady, Kasie Hunt, Carrie Dann, Anna Edney, John McArdle, Lauren Whittington, Tricia Miller, Reid Wilson, Jared Allen, Alex Isenstadt, Doug Heye, Alex Reese, Shannon Flaherty, Don McGahn, Eric Schultz, Ryan Rudominer, Paul Lindsay, Joanna Burgos, Kara Sidone, Lenny Alcivar, Alex Conant, Amber Wilkerson, Mark Paustenbach, Brendan Martin, Rodell Mollineau, Chris Perkins and Phil Musser.

A friend of the blog points out “there was flack representation from all six campaign committees!”

If You Weren’t at Greenberg’s Book Party…

You may have been at Juleanna Glover‘s for a toast to FBDC. Joining us were Liz Glover, Becca Glover, Kelly O’Donnell, Jonathan Capehart, Jessica Yellin, Mike Allen, Jonathan Martin, Amy Holmes, Erin McPike, Carrie Dann, Tommy McFly Tracy Sefl Jackie Kucinich, Amy Argetsinger, Steve Chaggaris, Nora McAlvanah, Jared Allen, Joe Curl and Michael Calderone.


Photo courtesy of Pepper Watkins

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