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Afternoon Reading List 05.22.13

‘The Office’ Actor takes imaginary trip to the Oval Office — In her weekly feature for The Hill, “My 5 Minutes With The President,” Creative Coalition CEO Robin Bronk asked actor Leslie David Baker of “The Office” (or Stanley Hudson, as he’s known in the show) what he would ask the President, to which Baker said he would ask how the media can “help reshape how the U.S. presents itself globally.” That sounds more like a job for White House PR staff, not the independent and free (maybe?) press. The actor also said the President should keep trusting his gut and recommended some “1963 vintage Nancy Wilson and Cannonball Adderly… and a hot bath.”

All About Jay — White House Press Secretary Jay Carney has been the subject of criticism by much of the media lately in his relationship with the press during briefings on the White House scandals that broke last week. He’s also the subject of Glenn Thrush and Reid Epstein’s story in Politico, which is an analysis of Carney and his embattled relationship with the press and White House staff. The story has a lot of words, but doesn’t say much. There is little new information in the story, and most of the focus is on Jay Carney’s role in the Obama Administration and how much information is actually shared with him. Skimming this one may be a good idea.

Bernie Sanders is Pure Sex — Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) was debating the farm bill Tuesday, but one thing that wasn’t up for debate for The Daily Caller’s Taylor Bigler was the fact that the senator is “Pure. Sex.” A slideshow by Bigler shows some of Sander’s “hottest, sexiest moments” and features photos of the longtime senator speaking and pointing, and even includes one photo of Sanders wearing a sarong, which is captioned “Sen. Sanders in a sarong? Yes please.”

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QUOTES of the DAY


Journo wants to lose those last galling three pounds

“3 pounds from my goal! Almost back to fighting weight but I CAN’T get there. Living on tuna and lettuce. What does it take to lose 3lbs?” — ABC7′s Stephen Tschida in a Thursday tweet.

Can Weiner teach Lawrence O. a thing or two on Twitter?

“I still don’t know how to attach photographs to tweets. Maybe Anthony Weiner can teach me that next time he’s on the show.” — MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell on his program, “The Last Word,” last night.

Author wants to capitalize on Weinergate

“Need to find a way to get new readers out of this #weinergate thing. Um. Let’s see. I’m pretty sure it’s not a picture of me, either?” — Chick Lit Author Jennifer Weiner in a Thursday tweet.

Unnecessary Tweet of the Day

“Enjoyed a toasted marshmallow #milkshake at the Georgetown Ritz tonight. Recommend a stop the next hot day….” — Washingtonian Editor Garrett Graff in a Thursday night tweet. Oh boy, Graff really likes milkshakes. In July of 2010 he wrote a whole piece about where to find the best milkshakes in the Washington area in which he included a different toasted marshmallow variety that he muckraked at Good Stuff Eatery. He called it the “most adventurous” of the region’s milkshakes because who doesn’t find “adventure” in a milkshake? He opined, “While many ice-cream stands have good shakes, having one alongside a burger is a hot-weather treat.” But you know what would be a real treat? To never have to read that demented phrase, hot-weather treat, ever again.

On a good note…

“Our politicians may not know how to agree on a budget, but their sexting skills are the envy of the world.” — Comedian and satirist Andy Borowitz in a Thursday tweet.

WaPo‘s Eugene Robinson delves into Weinergate

“In politics, it’s pretty much an immutable rule that if they’re talking about your underwear, you have a problem.” — WaPo columnist and MSNBC Political Analyst Eugene Robinson in a Friday morning op-ed on Weinergate. It’s worth a look. Read here. He also says, “I have never taken a beefcake picture of my crotch.”

NPR’s Carvin reveals greatest hardship of his job

“In some ways the real-time RTing of fighting is the worst, because I get to experience the panic/fear of my sources as it happens. #spjchat” — NPR’s Andy Carvin in a chat with Society of Professional Journalists Thursday night.