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Posts Tagged ‘Jim Manley’

Beer, Bourbon Take Center Stage at HuffPost Politics Roundtable on Washington Lobbying

Part three of HuffPost Politics “Drinking and Talking” series hit the web this morning and this time it’s on the topic of lobbying in Washington.

At the table is John Feehery, president, Quinn Gillespie & Associates Public Affairs; Heather Podesta, founder, Heather Podesta & Partners; and QGA senior director Jim Manley with HuffPost Washington bureau chief Ryan Grim, HuffPost White House correspondent Sam Stein, and a fine spread of wine, steak and martinis from The Palm restaurant and more from HuffPost’s fully stocked kitchen.

Pour yourself a lunchtime Makers and check it out for an under the influence look at Lobbying 101.

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Afternoon Chatter

Ultimate claim to fame?

“Have not seen it yet- but I have been told that I have a quote in today’s NY Post right next to a pic of Weiner’s umm weiner.” — QGA and former Senate flack Jim Manley.

Sign of the times

“Just emailed a WH aide a question about sequestration; got an auto reply saying he’s on furlough due to sequestration.” — TPM‘s Sahil Kapur.

Flack doesn’t suck at strength training after all

“I am now headed to the gym for strength training with my trainer. I barely feel like I could lift a pencil, let alone a weight. Didn’t suck as bad as I thought I was going to! (@ Vida Fitness w/ 4 others)” — Marta, a Capitol Hill communicator.

WTF With The Week’s Matt Lewis

“Let’s be honest: If it weren’t for sex, a lot of successful men would have little incentive to show up at work, invent something, run for office — you name it. (Please don’t be mad at me for saying this. I didn’t create this truth. But it’s true nonetheless.)” — an excerpt from a new column in The Week by writer Matt Lewis, who also writers for The Daily Caller. He says that a desire to be desired in perfectly natural. Riiiight. Weiner is a perfectly natural piece of meat found in most deli departments. We couldn’t agree more (eye roll). Read the column here.

Advice from E!’s Joan Rivers: “It’s time Anthony Weiner used the talents that he’s known for, and pull himself out of the race.”

For any of you “Bachelorette” fans out there…

This is is the blog for you. It’s called Think It and it’s written by @someguyinaustin, who happens to be a funny writer whose writeups we wait for each week as does TWT‘s Emily Miller, who cracks the whip and acts like his editor if he gets lazy and forgets to write. An excerpt: “We finally introduce the guys. What’s always surprising to me is how many of these guys I literally can’t remember even though they’ve been annoying me for weeks at a time. Brandon? He apparently stole Drew’s haircut (and hair gel) and Zak looked so orange I thought he might have jaundice. ”

Terrible spam with particularly atrocious spelling

“Hello, I’m writing to you to tell that I’m interesed in what the lady who wants to get a hunband for 10 000 $ says, I don’t want money, I just have the same ideas about what she thinks. My name is Walid, I’m 23 years old, I’m a student. Just tell me if you want some pictures of me, or any other informations. Cordially.”

Uncle Mikey in Disney World

Politico‘s Playbook takes a particularly zen outlook today as Mike Allen takes us to Lake Buena Vista. “We’re feeding the mouse,” he jokes. Which is actually kind of funny since the building his home office in Rosslyn has a mice problem that they haven’t seemed to be able to get a handle on since last year. Anyhow, nephew Evan is doing wonderfully — Mike says he played his best game ever yesterday in some championship lacrosse tourney. “…Maybe it’s because we’ve spent the week in the cotton-candy capital of the world that we’re more appreciative than ever of meaty journalism that hits pause on the dizzying news merry-go-round: If you run the country or the world, what should you be reading?” He goes on to list a bunch of things that have nothing to do with Anthony Weiner, sexting, Huma or Sydney Elaine Leathers naked butt. In fact, “Today’s Tabloids” don’t come until much further down the page near the Birthday Section, which comes last but certainly not least in This Town.

NYT’s Carl Hulse Rocks the House

Over the weekend, The Native Makers, the rock band featuring Carl Hulse on the drums, rocked Capitol Hill in an event labeled Rock and Roll Apocalypse. Hulse, the NYT Deputy Bureau Chief, ripped through a series of cover songs at the 18th Amendment on Capitol Hill. The playlist leaned heavily on the Rolling Stones and other classic rock favorites. In a bizarre stage setup, the band was forced to play directly beneath a giant TV playing a “Rocky” movie marathon. The howls of Grateful Dead cover songs provided a very unique soundtrack to Rocky Balboa’s defeat of Clubber Lang.

Jamming in the crowd were WSJ’s Neil King with his wife, Shalaigh Murray , who is now communications director for VPOTUS. Also spotted: HuffPost’s Arthur Delaney, WaPo’s Mike DeBonis and Susan G. Komen’s Kiki Ryan with Tim Burger. Quinn Gillespie & Associates was well repped with both John Feehery and Jim Manley in attendance in a marked sign of bipartisanship.