FishbowlNY TVNewser TVSpy LostRemote AgencySpy PRNewser GalleyCat SocialTimes

Posts Tagged ‘David Cook’

Pool Reporter Remarks on His Age


Christian Science Monitor‘s Senior Editor and Washington Bureau Chief  David Cook added an interesting nugget to his Pool Report Monday night: He’s old.

The event was a DNC fundraiser dinner hosted by Alexandra Santon and Sam Nataproff in Manhattan.

“Elderly pooler tramped up 5 flights of stairs into the Stanton residence and into what appeared to be a dining room. There were six tables of 10 in a rose colored room with light gold curtains. The meal included beef. And as the pool left the room after his remarks, Co-pooler David Nakamura heard POTUS say ‘how is the meat?’”

Cook, a member of the Gridiron Club who began working at the Christian Science Monitor in 1974, was not too old, however, to notice the importance of an attendee, singer Justin Timberlake. He wrote, “NOTE: Pooler saw Timberlake wearing trendy glasses with thick black plastic frames and his hair was parted on the side and slicked back.”

We reached out to him to ask his exact age as it isn’t mentioned in any article we found about the CSM. “He’s ancient, almost as old as me,” remarked a really longtime Washington journalist.

Please note: “tramped up” is not a sexual term, even on Urban Dictionary. It means, “to walk with a heavy, firm, resounding step.” (Source:

Mediabistro Course

Freelancing 101

Freelancing 101Starting December 1, learn how to manage a top-notch freelancing career! In this online boot camp, you'll hear from freelancing experts on the best practices for a solid freelancing career, from the first steps of self-advertising and marketing, to building your schedule and managing clients. Register now!

WH Reporter Thanks ‘Pool Wrangler’


Christian Science Monitor‘s David Cook took a moment in a late Monday night Pool Report to thank White House Press Assistant Antoinette Rangel.

“And the thanks of scores of poolers go to Antoinette Rangel who completed her last day as pool wrangler tonight. She brought grace, warmth, and humor to a sometimes difficult job. And her reward was getting to ride home tonight on Marine One.”


Morning Chatter

Quotes of the Day

A word to the wise: When pointing out another person’s stupid errors, don’t make one yourself (at least not in that moment). “Of course, is [sic] anybody actually edited @andrewbreitbart sites this kind of hilarity wouldn’t occur so regularly.” — Media Matters’ Eric Boehlert. Read what he links to here.

Sounds just like Howie…

“Just got email asking me to post pics of a model wearing a dress made of 1000+ condoms. At least this PR pitch is well protected.” — The Hill‘s Howeesha (a.k.a. Judy Kurtz).

Awful…just awful

“All I can promise you is that I believe she will be quite happy tomorrow night. … But I’m not going to — no more details.” — GOP hopeful Newt Gingrich on celebrating V-Day with Callista. More on this later as we delve into what we think the night entailed…

Valentine’s ‘hard’ mix up

Where President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama spent Valentine’s Day: Vermillion in Alexandria. The White House Pooler, Christian Science Monitor‘s David Cook, initially got it wrong when he reported that the Pool was holding at Hard Rock Cafe. Cook soon corrected the report — he was actually holding at Hard Times.

New media maven can’t sleep on Ambien

“Can’t sleep on Ambien. So I’m now on Twitter with zombie slow reactions. No good.” — Elizabeth, a.k.a. DCGOPGirl who describes herself like this: “NC girl making it as a DC politico. Former Cap Hill Press Secy turned new media maven. Crazy about GOP politics, Jr League & all things pink, green & pearls.”

Peter Ogburn contributed to this report.