Quotes of the Day — The Mostly Herman Cain Edition
A “kid aide” shields Cain from the media at NPC.
Cain shielded from media
“#HermanCain has kid aide, red rope blocking anyone from approaching his side of head table.” — Chicago Sun-Times Washington Bureau Chief Lynn Sweet, who snapped the above photograph.
“Drudge interested in the Cain story.” — Politico‘s Ben Smith. Politico did land top billing on Drudge: “POLITICO: Two Women Accused Cain of Inappropriate Behavior…Reporter: ‘We’re Not Going To Get Into Details Of Exactly What Happened’…”
“Nothing proclaims self-confident innocence like a refusal to answer questions.” – David Frum.
Politico‘s Lobby is for Animal Lovers
“Puppies in the @Politico lobby!” — Politico Pro’s Dan Berman. Some may recall that there was recently a penguin in Politico‘s lobby.
Reporters treated like sh&% at AEI-Cain event?
“AEI now barring several reporters from leaving until Cain does. AEI has really had Cain’s back today.” — TPM‘s Evan McMorris-Santoro.
“Note to AEI press officials: you can’t control the subjects the press ask. & if you try you look like the Russians.” — L.A.-based HuffPost blogger Richard Grenell.
“AEI staff not letting reporters out until Cain leaves. Blocking exits.” — Yahoo! News’s Chris Moody.
Who landed Cain? Washington journos who interviewed GOP Presidential contender Herman Cain last night: FNC’s Greta Van Susteren and PBS’s Judy Woodruff. More about his TV appearances in the last 24 hours here.
While Washington spent the day obsessed with Cain, WTOP’s dirty mind went here: “Better sex, health with caveman diet, restaurant claims.” Read here.
Capehart boasts about tie to Mitchell
Fun and Games
“I’m vaguely familiar with the Sheriff. #ButNotTheDeputy #CainSchool” — Mother Jones‘s Washington Bureau Chief David Corn couldn’t stop providing examples of “Cain School.” Pretty funny sequence of Tweets, actually.
The Media Critic
“Greta Van S on Fox News doing a good job working over Cain, giving him as much rope as he wants.” — The Guardian‘s Richard Adams on Van Susteren’s interview with Cain last night.
Hazy is the “Hot Maddow”
“New issue of Rolling Stone labels @chrislhayes the “Hot Maddow.” #okaythen” — Slate‘s Dave Weigel on fellow Boybander MSNBC’s Chris Hayes, who has slowly but surely been morphing into colleague Rachel Maddow.
Unnecessary Tweet of the Day