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SiriusXM’s Rizzi Gets Hitched

Over the weekend, Jared Rizzi, the White House Correspondent for the POTUS channel on SiriusXM, married Katie Devine at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Warrenton, Va. The groom tells FishbowlDC that he is currently on a “semi-honeymoon.” Katherine Caperton, Senior Producer for the POTUS channel, was in attendance and tells us that “the reception was held at the Inn at Kelly’s Ford in Remington, Va. Open bar. Appetizers and dinner were served buffet style. Tons of food, with options for non-meat eaters. Dessert was a huge selection of pies.”

It’s safe to say that considering the heatwave, most guests were wearing their lightest summer duds. (We hope no one wore seersucker.) Caperton tells us that Rizzi’s best man was Matt Kosara, whose toast was given “in the style of a radio report, complete with headphones and sound bites.”

Other journos in attendance were Amie Parnes of The Hill, Llewellyn King from WH Chronicle, Ben Dooley from Kyodo DC and Daniel Stone from Newsweek/Daily Beast.

Congratulations to the happy couple.

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Quotes of the Day


“Senator, the pornographic material has been removed from your desk.” — the note that “Veep” actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus said she left in Sen. Al Franken‘s (D-Minn.) desk on the Senate floor. She broke the news to Jon Stewart on The Daily Show last night.

Perino’s mesmerizing Pack

“The shiny backpack is memorizing [sic] to airport security. Looks great on he X-ray belt.” — Fox News Contributor Dana Perino. We’re pretty sure she meant mesmerizing. As some readers know, we’ve been having some fun with Perino’s sequined backpack this week after FNC’s Greg Gutfeld razzed her about it.

Yeah sure, Eddie

“Guy on bike actually hit me as I was running but my spidey senses kicked in and I was able to minimize the damage to my spinal cord.” — FBDC and The Blaze’s very imaginative Eddie Scarry. We’ll check for bruises later to make sure he’s okay.

Journo gets delayed by buggy, bonnet wearing woman

“Why yes, I did get delayed en route to Lancaster, PA, when I got stuck behind a horse-drawn buggy driven by a woman in a bonnet. America!” — The Atlantic‘s Molly Ball.

Leibo’s words of wisdom: ‘”Cartagena could be buzzword for wild behavior in political-roadtrip context. Usage: ‘The staff went all Cartagena at the victory party.’” — NYT’s Mark Leibovich.

Those were the days…

“Just reminiscing that when I covered the Clinton White House, it was the Secret Service that was embarassed [sic] by the president. Times change.” — CNBC’s Eamon Javers referring to members of the Secret Service purchasing prostitutes in Colombia.

Dolly Parton has a fan in the Washington Press Corps

“I’m never going to be a Meryl Streep. But then, she’ll never be a Dolly Parton either. Be true to you! :) ” — Dolly Parton. This was retweeted by Newsweek senior reporter Daniel Stone. The Hill‘s Amie Parnes then weighed in, saying, “I love that you RTed that.” Stone then felt compelled to reply: “Yep. Anyone who would apologize for RTing @Dolly_Parton aint a real fan.”

Juana attends ‘Nerd Happy Hour’

“Epitome of #nerdhappyhour w/ @ZekeJMiller, @evanmc_s and @ethanklapper.” — Politico‘s Juana Summers. As most know, Zeke Miller works for BuzzFeed, Evan McMorris Santoro for TPM and Ethan Klapper is at HuffPost.

Yesha on the phone

“My friend on the phone, ‘I’ve had sex with 3 women’..umm…thanks for that info…you’re not my type…she’s ridiculous.” — D.C. web designer and blogger Yesha Callahan, who later added, “She’s such a weirdo.”

By the way…HuffPost‘s David Wood, who won a Pulitzer, has a fan at Politico. It’s his wife, Assistant Managing Editor Beth Frerking.

Cryptic Convo Between Two Journos

Politico‘s Jonathan Martin to no one in particular: “Why won’t xxx apologize to xxx for xxx.” And this: “Xxx is saying xxx bc they don’t want to talk about xxx.”

Leibovich to Martin: “It’s a sign of desperation.”

Martin: “Mark Leibovich, it’s sad that xxx is turning to desperate negative attacks…’sad’ is good. ‘disappointing’ my fave. ‘unfortunate’ not bad.”

Leibovich: “Jonathan Martin, I’m finding all of this deeply troubling. I’m desperate to change the subject.”

Fish Poll Results: Yesterday we asked what you thought of DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz‘s (D-Fla.) new hairstyle and color. Most of you like it. In fact, 60.23 percent chose “Love it. She looks good with straight hair.” A reader named “Gussley” wrote in the Comment Section, “Hair, like chests, should be neither too big or totally flat on a woman.”

Peter Ogburn contributed to this report.


 

Meet the White House Correspondents

Today we’re going to peak into the thoughts of some of the White House correspondents for whom this week is supposed to honor. We begin with WHCD board member Julie Mason of Politico who is having a few spray tan issues today, but we’ll keep those under wraps. Let’s just say she didn’t just return from a quick jaunt to Jamaica.

1. On a scale of 1 to 10 (1 being low) how excited are you at this point about the WHCD tongiht? I know it’s all very frowned-upon and hopelessly jejune to love the dinner and look forward to it, but I have never had a bad time. I am about a 9 this year — the entertainment is great, the politics are interesting and the weather is supposed to be really pleasant for the reception.

2. Do you know what or who you’re wearing? Accessories and everything. If so, do tell. I am going back to black after an ill-advised incursion into purple last year. It’s Ralph Lauren, really simple and slinky. I have most of the ensemble assembled, but earrings remain an unresolved issue.

3. Any advice on small-talk techniques for journos who are covering the dinner and attending all the soirees? A smile is the best opener. People who take themselves too seriously at this thing are so lame. And don’t try to be who you’re not — I find it refreshing and funny when reporters ask each other (looking at you, Daniel Stone of Newsweek/Daily Beast) “Who is Eva Longoria?” Also don’t ask anyone, “Is that a spray-tan?”

4. Which star might you faint over if you meet him or her? I am all in a swivet to see Sen. Scott Brown and Jon Hamm side-by-side, ever since that SNL skit where Jon Hamm played Scott Brown — in glittery white leather vest and chaps (Nancy Pelosi: “Mama like.”) Somehow in my mind it’s all become conflated and I think Jon Hamm is dressed like that right now, on the floor of the Senate.

5. As a board member you’re a bit of a bigwig. Do you feel any sense of status or entitlement about the dinner? Ha ha. If I felt that I am certain my fellow filthy scribes in the White House basement would puncture it instantly with cold truth. The dinner is more work as a board member because we have to wear our good, company manners all night — not like the rest of you. And the head table is somewhat isolated — we can’t mingle around on the floor. I am next to [NPR's White House Correspondent] Don Gonyea again this year — very happy, but that is how rumors get started.