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“At the pool for the 4th” — CQ Roll Call’s Rebecca Shabad. That was at 1:39 p.m. Later that night at 9:48 she had moved on to other matters: “Guys setting off fireworks illegally on my street and I yelled: ‘Hey idiots! I’ll call the police if you keep setting those off!’ It worked!”
Journo captures dramatic scene on train
“Conductor to loud, obnoxious woman in the Quiet Car: ‘If you wanna talk, go to the next car.’ Woman: ‘No one orders me around!” #happyfourth …Loud obnoxious woman, now to her kids: ‘Remember how I told you never to take shit from anyone?’” — The Hill‘s White House Correspondent Aime Parnes.
“Oy gevalt. I just said on the air that John Paul II has been cleared for statehood. #espressosubito abcrad.io/newscast” — Steven Portnoy, radio correspondent for ABC News.
Self-appointed media critics
“Signs it is the day after a national holiday: an NPR story about how gamers watch YouTube videos of people playing games.” — Chris Chester, web producer for WAMU.
“I just heard the f word repeatedly on @FoxNews during a home video being played. Really? Is this how you ppl wake us up? Smh” — Javonni Brustow, editor of TheDCPundit and PopGlitz.
Leibo jokes about book
“Now aking kids to see Despicable Me 2…possible name for next book??” — NYT‘s Mark “Leibo” Leibovich, who came out with some new book in the last few days called This Town in case anyone around here has heard of it. We assume he meant “taking” not “aking.” He links to this. He previously provided this other promo, saying, “If this book is going to get me run out of #ThisTown, then you might as well read it (please)…”
“I’ve lived in DC ten years, and I manage to never interact with the city @MarkLeibovich describes.” — Boybander and Slate‘s Matt Yglesias in a delusional moment over the weekend. He linked to this review of This Town by Carlos Lozada in WaPo.
Stephen Tschida Miami condo update
As some followers may know, Tschida, our dramatic traveler and train rider, has been trying to buy a condo in Miami for quite sometime. Each time the contract falls through, mostly on account of his dogs from what we can tell. In the last several days, another one bit the dust.
On 6/29: “From bad to worse. condo contract dies. Now seller refuses to refund cash! hhhhhmmmm… why? Is he thinking resume negotiations?” On 7/4: “Oh forgot, lawyer says I’m not supposed to tweet about my real estate deals. what’s one little tweet? Like the %#&#?& seller follows me.”
“One of my writers is allegedly skilled at competitive hot dog eating … #TrueFacts” — CNN’s Jake Tapper with what would undoubtedly make for fantastic television (hint hint).
On second thought…“I can’t watch this Nathan’s hot dog eating contest footage all day — breakfast appetite has vanished (and that’s pretty rare)” — Politico‘s Jedd Rosche.
Important Q to Ponder: “Justice for Trayvon is definitely important, but is the wall to wall breathless coverage helping? #switchingtogolfchannel” — HuffPost-AOL‘s Arianna Huffington.
Peter Ogburn contributed to this report.
Quotes of the Day
Journo feels guilty about potty time: #1 or #2?
“Just used the bathroom and felt guilty about it. #filiblizzard #RandPaul.” — The Hill‘s Feature Editor Emily Goodin.
Senator’s filibuster alters reporter’s TV watching habits
“I don’t usually turn on C-SPAN for evening entertainment when I get home, but curiosity has gotten the best of me tonight.” — FNC’s Shannon Bream.
Speaking of the filibustering senator…
“Louie Gohmert brings Halls cough drops and a giant ass Kit Kat bar to Rand Paul on the floor.” — BuzzFeed Washington Bureau Chief John Stanton.
“Could you dorks please stop telling what Rand Paul is eating? Mkay? Thanks.” — Politico‘s Ben White. (We’re not trying to start anything, but did White just call Stanton a dork?)
Incest Desk: “Congrats to my talented wife @BetsyMTP on becoming senior ep at MTP!” — Politico‘s Jonathan Martin pointing to — what a shocker — a story on Politico‘s media blog. Wonder how they got the news!
“What have I been doing the last two and half hours? Standing outside across the street from Obama’s meeting with some Senate Republicans.” — Politico‘s Ginger Gibson.
Advice…“Most bosses have their ugly sides, and it’s the staffers’ role to hide that from the world.” — Roll Call’s new advice columnist Rebecca Gale tells Capitol Hill aide who works for a “yeller” that he or she should stay quiet about the boss’s temper. Read the whole saga here.
Politico Playbook Publish Time: 9 a.m.
Tucker Carlson mocks “losers” on Twitter
“‘I’m not seeking their approval,’ he says of detractors. ‘Why should I care if a bunch of losers on Twitter don’t like it?” — The Daily Caller‘s Tucker Carlson in a story this week by WaPo‘s
new faux ombudsman Paul Farhi, who prefaced the above, writing, “In the face of withering criticism of his site’s reporting, Carlson is unbowed.” Farhi focused his largely easygoing story on Carlson and The Daily Caller and did not interview WaPo reporters on their reporting regarding the Sen. Bob Menendez hooker debacle that went down between The Daily Caller and WaPo this week. Read the full story here.
National Review‘s Jonah Goldberg on fatherhood… Read more