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Would You Eat This Crap? “Just had a plate full of CRAZY food for dinner here in Seoul… actually a couple of plates full. It was a buffet. :) ” — NBC Washington cameraman Jim Long in Seoul.

Also in Seoul: “So I have 16 hours left in Korea. and I never got over my jetlag. #UGH” — Politico‘s Jennifer Epstein.

Don’t worry, Rush is ok!

“Thanks for your good wishes…I’m fine, folks. @mmfa is like jock itch. An irritating chafe. A little baby powder and voila!” — Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh.

Attention grabbing headline in WaPo: “Germantown man convicted of manslaughter in fight over clogged toilet” — Don’t laugh too hard readers. Two housemates got into a squabble over a clogged toilet and one man is dead. Let this be a lesson to everyone to keep their bathrooms clean and their toilet paper stocked. Read the story here.

Journo Love

“The bookers for @CNNSitRoom deserve a raise. Romney, Gingrich & Santorum on same show with @wolfblitzercnn. Nice job!” — CNN Commentator Paul Begala.

A scribe’s gratitude for CNN’s Wolf Blitzer

“Oh good, Wolf is going to tell us about the teenager with the empty pot bag.” — Former Gawker Political Editor and general vagabond for the time being Jim Newell.

Cameras inside the court?

“We should have TV cameras inside the Supreme Court. This is the third branch of government, not the CIA.” — TWT Senior Opinion Writer Emily Miller.

Potentially risqué act

“Should I teach my computer’s spell-check to understand the word ‘Santorum’?” — JRC’s Jeremy Binckes.

Reporter soon heads to Afghanistan

“Thanks for the #MilitaryMonday love. A week from today, I should be blogging from Afghanistan. Hope you’ll follow along.” — War correspondent for Marine Corps Times Dan Lamothe.

Today at 3 p.m.: Syndicated columnist and Bullfight Strategies’ Karl Frisch hosts the Thom Hartmann show. TIME: 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Details here.

Politico Loves Itself

Yeah, yeah, we know. Politico seems to pat itself on the back so often that it hardly qualifies as news, but this one was a real doozy. Last week, during a speech in Florida, Vice President Joe Biden went after the latest budget released by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.). To help make his case on how bad of a budget he thought it was, Biden directed his audience to read this article by Politico’s Jake Sherman about how Ryan was able to sell his budget to his colleagues.

Well, that’s just not enough for Politico. Jennifer Epstein pens a piece on the love letter from Biden. She quotes Biden to say,

“All of you are adept with computers,” he told a crowd of senior citizens in Coconut Creek. “Go online to an outfit called POLITICO.com, an extremely well-respected publication that all the major papers look to.”

While it may seem a little over the top to write this piece on how great people think you are, we have to give Epstein a lot of credit. We can’t imagine how hard it is to write a piece with one hand while patting yourself on the back with the other.

On top of that, it should come as a shock to absolutely NO ONE that Mike Allen took the Biden shoutout and included it in his Saturday edition of Playbook. Fishbowl Facts of Life – This is all just a warmup to even more self promotion as the release of Politico‘s latest E-Book lurks just around the corner.

 

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Quotes of the Day

Journo finds horse shit in WaPo

Jim Newell, this could win a ‘reverse Pulitzer’ for shittiest article of 2012.” — The Guardian‘s Richard Adams to the ex-Gawker Political Editor. Adams linked to a WaPo story by ex-Style Editor turned campaign trail writer Ned Martel about Ann Romney and her deep love of horses. Romney is strangely into dressage…which is, er, horse ballet.

Rush’s bro stirs the pot

“At some point, conservatives better realize how organized the left is & how determined they are to silence our side. We ignore at our peril.” — Lawyer and syndicated columnist David Limbaugh, who will likely talk to you on the record providing you’re a conservative journalist.

Journo discusses blowjob workshop

“And then the term ‘blowjob workshop’ came up. Apparently one was covered by a journo here. Huzzah!” — WaPo Express‘s Clinton Yates, who previously tweeted about “fisting.” We have no words for this one.

Emily issues a special warning!

“Warning: the season finale of #Bachelor airs now and I will watch and tweet even though US Weekly spoiled the end.” — TWT‘s Senior Opinion Editor Emily Miller.

Journo Clusterf&%k!

FNC’s Ed Henry: “Wait WHAT??: After answering Q on Afghan, Santorum said: “I’m the only person in this race that has any experience as commander in chief”. BuzzFeed’s Zeke Miller: “Erin McPike reports Santorum said ‘TO BE’ commander in chief. RCP’s Erin McPike: “Ed Henry, we listened to it several times – it was ‘to be.’ That was my mistake.”

Perplexing…

“I don’t understand people who exercise at the gym wearing jeans and a long sleeve shirt, or boots for that matter.” — Don Irvine.

Classic Dave Hughes: The Thief

“CNN lifts commentator Roland Martin’s suspension after homophobic Tweet during Super Bowl” — DCRTV’s Dave Hughes acting like he broke the news that CNN has lifted Roland Martin‘s suspension. Watch out, D.C. scribes. Traditional attribution rules apparently don’t apply to him.

Journo sets goals for himself. Are they elusive?

“Goal: Someday, I will have ‘people’ who file expenses for me. I’ll also have children, who will make expenses for me.” — Military TimesDan Lamothe.

Journos conjure up stupid questions for Carney

“Jay, was Bo’s run across the South Lawn yesterday an official event or a political one?#thingsthatwontgetasked” — NBC News’s Shawna Thomas. “Who paid for the pooper scooper and plastic baggies?!?!” — Politico‘s Jennifer Epstein.

Unnecessary Tweet of the Day

“I’m at Blue Duck Tavern (Washington, DC) 4sq.com/zmFC8p” — Washington Life‘s Executive Editor Michael Clements.

The intrepid Peter Ogburn and Eddie Scarry contributed to this report.

 

 

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Quotes of the Day — Behind the Curtain in Des Moines


The Rachels: RealClearPoliticsScott Conroy says on Twitter, “What they’re watching at Santorum’s party #iacaucus.” The Rachels tortured us early Wednesday morning with a very special episode of “Up With Chris Hayes” at 1 a.m.

Fishbowl Des Moines (Adios, Mike Allen, we’re taking back the night.)

Luntz’s puffy coat

“Frank Luntz on Fox News has the biggest, puffiest down jacket I have ever seen in my life.” — Zach Wolf, ABC News Political Unit. (Photo credit: Yahoo! News’s Chris Moody.)

Confusion on the campaign trail

“Ron Paul staffer gets confused thinks I work ‘the times’ instead of ‘in these times’ asks if I want to speak to the Congressman.” — Labor journo Mike Elk.

Journo loses his belt; disaster averted

“At the lovely Capitol in Des Moines to join @BretBaier. Fortunately we’ll be seated so my lost belt shouldn’t result in YouTube hilarity.” — ReutersSam Youngman.

Birthdays: “Happy 1st birthday to Wee-Bey, the dog. The one year old goldendoodle will be celebrating by licking his balls.” — FBDC’s Peter Ogburn. (h/t Ogburn and h/t Mike Allen for h/t) Asked about presents, Peter remarked, “I did get Wee-Bey a present. The exciting new E-Book from Politico, The Right Fights Back.”

The Beauty Experts

Sarah Palin‘s half-beehive is back!” — Politico media writer Keach Hagey. (Photo credit: Business Insider’s Glynnis MacNicol.)

“Loser or not, Michelle Bachmann looks fabulous.” — HuffPost‘s Christina Wilkie. Wilkie also observed Ron Paul‘s wife, saying, “Carol Paul is rocking a fur collared coat. A big one. Indoors. At a campaign event. Thoughts? #iacaucus.”

“First time a presidential candidate’s on-stage surrogate has EVER has a neck tattoo. #iacaucus” — WaPo‘s Aaron Blake.

Lizza lets loose

“Can we all agree the Iowa Straw Paul is f*cking stupid now?” — The New Yorker‘s Ryan Lizza, who also wrote, “I picked a terrible night to be on deadline for a 10,000 word piece not about GOP politics.” But our favorite Lizza from the night is by far this: “What’s on Marcus’s lips?” (In reference to Michelle Bachmann’s hubby, Marcus.) On another note entirely, what the f$%# was Marcus doing buying their dog, Boomer, sunglasses in Iowa?

Tapper pays Busey a compliment (wink! wink!)

“I cannot understate the importance of the Gary Busey endorsement, then withdrawal of said endorsement, of @NewtGingrich.” — ABC News Senior White House Correspondent Jake Tapper.

Spotted: Journos being  journos

“Spotted in Des Moines, midnight Central: A bunch of reporters who thought they would be drunk and/or in bed right now.” — The Atlantic‘s Molly Ball.

Watch out. Harwood’s caffeinated.

“Modern media life: Up 4 am in Iowa. 19 hours of live shots. Charter flight to NH. Arrive hotel. Now, coffee…then more live shots.” — CNBC’s and NYT‘s John Harwood.

Arianna cracks on CNN’s John King

“Waiting for John King to get sucked into his Touch Screen Map, Poltergeist-style.” — HuffPost/AOL Editor-in-Chief Arianna Huffington.

And back in Washington…

The weather outside is frightful

“NEVER GOING OUTSIDE AGAIN and also other irrational things because it’s just so so cold.” WaPo‘s Lindsay Apple.

An evening in

“Leftover palak paneer? Check. Bottomless iced tea? Check. Power outlet? Check. Bring it on, Iowa. #caucus” — NPR’s Andy Carvin.

The TV Critics

“Fox News discussion hours before the caucuses: Are reporters who tweet full of themselves?” — Tribune‘s Mike Memoli.

Bret Baier back on this ‘guy in a truck’ thing…what the hell? Enough already.” — The Times of London‘s Matt Spence.

“I thought it was odd when Sanford signed off his Fox News interview with, ‘Tienes los ojos más bonitos del mundo.’ — National Review Online‘s Jim Geraghty on former S.C. Gov. Mark Sanford‘s punditry appearance on FNC last night.

“Gingrich translated: ‘If the truth hurts, fuck you.’” — Metro Weekly Co-Publisher Sean Bugg.

Marcus Bachmann would have made a lovely first lady. #iacaucus” — Crooks & Liars’ Tina Dupuy.

“As Ron Paul speaks, Rand is standing behind him looking like he’s at a funeral.” — The Atlantic‘s Molly Ball.

“I think we can all agree that Boomer Bachmann getting new sunglasses was more interesting than this speech.” — FNC Democratic political analyst and Daily Beast columnist Kirsten Powers.

Teeth brushing or Romney speech? That’s easy.

“How captivated was I by Romney’s stump/victory speech? Half-way through, I ran to brush my teeth.” – Roll Call’s Shira Toeplitz.

Why Santorum? Well, for one thing…

“I am rooting for Santorum to win because, as far as I am aware, he has not strapped a dog to his car while driving long distances.” — Activist and former DCist writer Dave Stroup.

Hawaiian Pool Duty comes to a close

“Just checked out of my room in Hawaii. The president’s vacation is over for him and now for me too. I’m relieved.” — Politico‘s Jennifer Epstein.

Makeup lady on Roland Martin

“Doing @rolandsmartin makeup. He’s bringing some soul to the makeup room!” –  Stevie Martin.

Boybander pledges quality

“My pledge to you: writing on a short deadline does not give me license to mix metaphors. Danger Room: Where Quality Is Job #1.” — Wired‘s Spencer Ackerman.

Tracy gets racy

“No, I will not be CAUCUSING tonight. Sounds a bit perverse.” — Cheoff Geoff Tracy, husband to CBS Chief White House Correspondent Norah O’Donnell.

Holy S#%t! Tschida’s got rats

“So exterminator confirms I have very SMART rats. They dodge the traps and gorge on bananas. Just realized… I’d prefer ghosts.” — ABC7 reporter Stephen Tschida.

Convo Between Two Journos

The Guardian‘s Ana Marie Cox: “Fox News turning out to be a really good source for news about the bottom four candidates.” Lizza: “Future on-air talent.”

MUST CREDIT BUZZFEED. Or else!

“I won’t do a ‘Must Credit BuzzFeed.’ But please do credit BuzzFeed. We’re a fragile young thing.” — BuzzFeed Editor Ben Smith on their exclusive that Sen. McCain plans to endorse Romney today.

Unnecessary Tweet of the Day

“I hate politicians who say they aren’t politicians. Even if they’re wearing a super-cute blue blazer.” — Metro Weekly‘s Mr. Bugg. Congrats Bugg! You’ve won back your crown.

 

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Quotes of the Day — The Mindmeld Edition: A melding of everything worthy, weird and otherwise from the past four days.

Journo’s cat sets her alarm clock

“The cat stepped on my iPhone dock alarm clock last night and set it to go off at 7 a.m. Which it did. Which was wonderful. #gah” — WaPo Express‘s Sara Schwartz in a tweet that Politico‘s resident cat lover Patrick Gavin might appreciate. We’re sure Gavin’s cats don’t have tricks like that.

White House scribe details Michelle O’s attire down to thighs

“The top of the first lady’s dress was a bright orange racerback; from mid-torso to mid-thigh it has a green and white jungle-like print; the final piece that fell to the knee was a grayish pattern.” — Politico‘s Jennifer Epstein in a Sunday Pool Report from Hawaii.

Corn on Bachmann on God

“Short version of Bachmann campaign event: God, God, God, God, God, God.” — Mother Jones‘ Washington Bureau Chief David Corn.

Necessary Tweet of the Day

“Here’s to a new year in which cell phone and Twitter users learn the value of an unexpressed thought.” — AP Radio News’ Jon Belmont.

Reporter does what it takes

“This crazy Iowa wind blew the address I need out of hand & across the parking lot. I literally parkoured [sic] over a fence to get it. #nprlife” — NPR White House Correspondent Ari Shapiro.

Journo loses cologne to TSA

“Leaving my new Christmas gift (cologne) in SC because it was .2oz too much. Thanks TSA.” — FBDC’s and The Blaze‘s Eddie Scarry, who explained that the cologne, Cool Water by Davidoff, was a sentimental re-gift from his father.

Not surprisingly, Walsh criticizes an R

Leslie Stahl admitted that interview was part of a Cantor push to soften and humanize his richly deserved awful image. Ick.” — Salon Editor-at-Large Joan Walsh of Sunday’s “60 Minutes” interview with House Maj. Leader Eric Cantor.

Ahh…the warmth of the holidays

“Nice to see the TSA in ATL not give a hard time to the 3 yo with the toy gun who refused to let it leave his hand.” — RedState.com Editor-in-Chief and CNN Contributor Erick Erickson.

Um, Happy New Year?

“Ooh. Time for another round of my favorite neighborhood game: Fireworks or Gunshot?” — Reason Magazine Associate Editor Peter Suderman.

Words to live by…“Don’t forget: Resolutions are for quitters.” — Capitol File Editor-in-Chief Kate Bennett.

Birth Week: Nibbles Knox, son of AFP‘s Olivier Knox. A note from Roll Call‘s Meredith Shiner: “Happy birthday to the famous Nibbles Knox! May this year be filled with all the legos your little heart ever could desire @OKnox” — (quote by and h/t to Shiner. h/t to Politico‘s Mike Allen for the phrase h/t.) HAPPY BIRTHDAY NIBBLES!

Things are getting weird in Iowa

“Local reporter, desperate for people to interview, asks Jeff Zeleny if he’s media or voter. #blending” — Slate‘s Dave Weigel on NYT‘s Zeleny.

“Lady sitting next to me at Atlantic, Iowa, diner, on being a campaign reporter: ‘I think that would be a terrible job.’” — Politico‘s Reid Epstein.

“Went to the lobby to get coffee. When the desk clerk saw my bed head I thought he might offer me medical treatment.” — CBS Political Director John Dickerson.

Funky Convo Between Two Journos

TPM‘s Evan McMorris-Santoro: “Happy Des Moines time new year to the crew @TPM, best support staff a road warrior’s ever had.” HuffPost‘s Elise Foley: “#puke.”

Travel writer starts new year on funereal note

“And…my first day of the year starts w a funeral. Sort of nice, though. #perspective.” — National Geographic Traveler Contributing Editor Carl Hoffman.

A given…“Sorry in advance for all the irresponsible things I’m going to do to 2012.” — HuffPost’s left-wing media reporter Jason Linkins.

Editor salutes his Beagle

“Smartest living being in the house today: Fred the Beagle, who laid his head on the remote during the Jets game and changed the channel.” — Digital First Media Editor-in-Chief and former TBD GM Jim Brady.

Just who is Ben Smith?

“@benpolitico Someone from buzzfeed’s at this Santorum event trying 2 explain who u r to Iowan lady of certain age. She seems mystified alas.” — The Hill‘s Niall Stanage.

ME ME ME ME ME

“@danielabrams: dan abrams” — Mediaite founder Dan Abrams. To which Weigel replied simply, “#fail.” (To Abrams we give Tigi’s Bed Head line of conditioner called Self Absorbed for his lux locks.)

Is he SERIOUS?

“Is it New Years Eve 2011 or New Years Eve 2012? I get confused every year.” — Cheoff Geoff Tracy, husband to CBS Chief White House Correspondent Norah O’Donnell.

Unnecessary Tweet of the Day

“If you’re tracking, tonight’s Santorum Sweater Vest Color is navy blue. Or black. On CNN live now.” — Digital Producer for CNN Erin Burnett‘s “Out Front” Mark Joyella.

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Quotes of the Day

Coffee shop dwellers behaving badly

“Women at Dupont @Starbucks actually told me they needed the 2nd table at a packed shop for their books. Really.” — Metro Weekly‘s White House Correspondent Chris Geidner.

The media, Herman Cain, and  sexual harassment

“The focus on his private life was totally justifiable. I was not a big fan of the original Politico story, which I felt had some holes in it and didn’t have on-the record sources. But [it] led to other women coming forward. It led to Ginger White.” — Steve Roberts, syndicated columnist and professor of media and public affairs at GWU, on CNN’s “Reliable Sources.”

Arianna’s tired of Herman

“BREAKING: I’d like to announce I’m suspending reading anything further about the candidacy of Herman Cain.” — AOL HuffPost‘s Editor-in-Chief Arianna Huffington.

AnonymASS Tipster of the Week

“Yaaaay, someone told you that George Will and Major Garrett aren’t women (ie they have penises, just like the ones in your cute little picture)! and look at you – you fixed it! Good girl! Now, just one more and you’ll be all set! Jennifer Rubin is a woman (ie, she doesn’t have a penis). Just fyi. Keep up the great work, Betsy, you’re so awesome. everyone thinks so!!” — a regular weekly AnonymASS Tipster. A little while later, ASS added, “Jennifer Rubin has a vagina. Can you put a vagina next to her name in your sexist rant about the Sunday shows? Thanks! Have a great weekend!” Thank you, ASS, your comments are always appreciated.

Hey, if Gawker’s editors don’t mind…

“When’s Huckabee gonna jam with Ted Nugent and Trump‘s cock in his mouth?” — Gawker Political Editor Jim Newell in a weekend observation.

Speaking of Gawker, they picked up on this dirty D.C. headline on Friday in the Washington Examiner: “Reader Fingers Murder Suspect.”

Was it taffeta?

“Still haven’t gotten used to spending more for a tank of gas than I did for my prom dress.” — WaPo‘s Karen Tumulty.

And the function of a spokesperson is…?

“Me: ‘Why is X not happening?’ Spox: ‘I encourage you to email our press@organization w/ questions like that.’ Uh. But. Aren’t you…?” — Agence France-Press’s Olivier Knox.

‘Normalbrag’ versus Humblebrag

“There is a hot woman in my kitchen wearing one of my shirts and watching me cook. I am not paying her and we are not related. #normalbrag” — Reason Magazine Associate Editor Mike Riggs (in a relatively recent tweet).

Convo Between Two Journos

Today’s exchange is between Politico’s Keach Hagey and Jennifer Epstein.

Hagey: “Fox News now talking about how Herman Cain probably wants a gig on Fox News.”

Epstein: “Meta”

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Quotes of the Day

Quintessential fluffy cloud White House photograph by FNC’s Ed Henry who was spotted milling about the Meridien Ball Friday night with his wife, Shirley Hung Henry.

“Funereal.” — Word used over the weekend to describe the mood inside Politico‘s newsroom on Friday, the day after Kendra Marr was forced to resign for seven instances of plagiarism.

A Suggestion for FishbowlDC

“No need to be uncordial. Perhaps your bowl needs it’s water changed – oxygen helps one think more critically.” — A reader named @MouthWiredShut, whom we scolded after he wrote something unnecessarily crass about Politico‘s Marr. This was his response to the scolding, which involved telling him that he may want to revisit wiring his mouth shut.

Reporter encounters cranky cabbie

“Cab driver looked at me incredulously when I asked him to take me to #dedicatemlk. ‘I came out here so I could avoid traffic from that.’” — Roll Call‘s Jessica Estepa.

The irony

“Left the White House at 12:32, drove past the Washington Monument area of the Mall, where crowds are milling about for the Al Sharpton-endorsed March on Washington for Jobs and Justice, which is meant to show support for the president’s jobs bill, and the offshoot DC voting rights march. It’s a gorgeous fall day, temperature around 65 with light winds. Not unexpectedly, the president has decided to spend it playing golf at Joint Base Andrews.” — Politico White House Reporter Jennifer Epstein in a weekend Pool Report.

Ezzy is headed to Hong Kong

“Headed to Hanoi, Hong Kong, and Singapore in a week. Anyone have restaurant/restaurant guide suggestions?” — WaPo‘s liberal blogger and lead Boybander Ezra Klein. We will miss you Ez. Please, if you could dispatch restaurant reviews we’d love it. Hope you’re at least doing MSNBC hits from the Far East.

Convo Between Two Journos

Today’s conversation is between MSNBC “Morning Joe” Host Mika Brzezinksi and Politico’s Patrick Gavin. Gavin once interviewed Mika for a Game Changer video in which they ran up the Exorcist steps in Georgetown.

Mika: “Cmon patrick!!! lets do some steps…. you can bring your cat.”

Gavin: “@morningmika I don’t wanna brag, but I’ve made some serious fitness gains. You. Me. Stadium runs. Name it.”

Mika: “Oh please meeeow Patrick MEEEOW.” With that, she linked to this.

What does Levi think?

“I was a big Obama supporter and kinda, like, believed everything he said he was gonna do, they were all lies ! he’s just another puppet.” — Bristol Palin‘s ex Levi Johnston.

Journo spots a star

Jon Bon Jovi is on my Acela. He is butterscotch-colored, including his hair. Nobody has asked him for an autograph.” — Slate‘s (soon to be NYT) Annie Lowrey.

Scribe regrets idea

“Trying to get to the DMV today in Georgetown is perhaps the worst idea I’ve ever had. #EmoSOSTweets.” — Roll Call‘s Meredith Shiner.

Spotted: Cain’s expanding entourage

“Herman Cain had an entourage of 6 or 7 guys today, as he entered NBC for Meet the Press this morning… staffing up?” — The Daily Caller‘s Alex Pappas.

Tragedy Strikes: Boybander sleeps through Hazy’s show

“Awww, crap. Slept thru Up with Chris Hayes!” — TPM‘s Brian Beutler. Thankfully second-tier Boybander Spencer Ackerman came through and BIG. “If you missed Up W @chrislhayes just now, you missed the most sophisticated discussion of MLK, Obama & institutional politics ever televised,” wrote the Wired reporter.

Unnecessary Tweet(s) of the Day

Ladies and gentleman, it’s a FishbowlDC first. We have a tie.

“Baking pie. Oh so much pie.” – Roll Call‘s Estepa.

“So I bought myself flowers to match my office.” — Metro Weekly Co-Publisher Sean Bugg.

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Politico’s Epstein Joins White House Beat

Politico‘s Jennifer Epstein gets to – gasp! – set her alarm clock slightly later since she’s joining the White House team. We hope this means she gets to sleep in until 5 a.m.  Replacing her on the Breaking News desk is Mackenzie Weinger, a Politico summer intern who also completed internships at NJ and Roll Call.

Congratulations to all.

See the internal memo from Managing Editor Bill Nichols.

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Quotes of the Day


Whose Lips?

Question of the hour…“Is Martin Bashir ever coming back? Or are we just going to have rotating weeks of Ezra Klein and [Jonathan] Capehart at 3 p.m. on MSNBC?” — Politico‘s Jennifer Epstein in a Tuesday tweet.

Journo sees bloodshed in Syria

“Just once I’d like to get through a day without seeing another dead child in Syria. I think I’ve seen four today. One is too much. Ever.” — NPR’s Andy Carvin in a Tuesday tweet.

HuffPost Hill snaps at Politico scribe

“No shit,” wrote HuffPost Hill (Editor: Eliot Nelson) in a reactionary RT of Politico‘s Byron Tau‘s message: “Matt Bai says Pawlenty failed to articulate a compelling reason for his candidate.” Read Bai’s piece here.

Buttry is butt of own joke

And now, JRC Employee and former TBD Community Engagement Director Steve Buttry gets a laugh at his own expense… “Who booked a flight this early? Me? Where do I complain about that?” By the way, he’s at Omaha Eppley Airfield, which he embarrassingly checked into on foursquare.

Journos on the run

“Morning run thru beautiful Dubuque–past a giant statue of ‘American Gothic’” — Politico‘s Glenn Thrush in a Tuesday tweet.

“Went running this am for the first time in 2 years, forgot how great it makes me feel. Machines at the gym just don’t compare.” — The Washington Examiner‘s Freeman Klopott in a Tuesday tweet.

The Media Critic

“Amazing how people cannot quote properly. Perry didn’t say ‘almost treasonous’ — quote was “almost treacherous … treasonous.” — Human Events’ Tony Lee in a Tuesday tweet. He points out that lefty ThinkProgress got the quote wrong by leaving out treacherous…see here. He adds that CNN’s Peter Hamby was among the few to get it right.

A Penguin in Politico’s Lobby?

Politico Deputy Politics Editor Sara Libby is reporting over Twitter that there’s a penguin in Politico‘s lobby. “OMG this is happening, there’s an actual penguin the lobby,” she wrote.

Her first remark: “AHHHHHH”

UPDATE: And the accusations and new Twitter handles are already flying. After Politco‘s Byron Tau (we believe jokingly) tweeted his suspect list — Alex Guillen and Jennifer Epstein — Epstein writes, “Apparently I am being accused of being @politicopenguin &, tho I wrote a book about penguins in 1st grade, I am not behind this.”

Will VandeHarris intervene? Only time will tell. As many know, @FakeJimVandeHei has disappeared without a trace. Hopefully the penguin won’t suffer the same fate.

UPDATE #2: It seems @politicopenguin the twitter handle is getting rather mouth. He (we assume it’s a he but have zero proof) writes, “Wow, these @Politico folks really like me. Any chance I can get a gig blogging Antarctic politics, or at least getting @BenPolitico coffee?” He adds, “While I’m in town, are there any White House State Dinners I can crash? I’m already dressed for the occasion.” He also makes demands: “Any chance I can get a shout-out in PlayBook, @MikeAllen? When I get home, I’m expecting to sit on an egg for a couple of months.”

UPDATE #3: For those asking, the penguin was in Politico‘s lobby because it was going to be a guest on NewsChannel8′s “Let’s talk live” TV show.

 

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