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Quotes of the Day

Duffy Buttry in shades. (The pooch belongs to JRC Employee and former TBDer Steve Buttry and wife, Mimi.)

TBD reporter longs for longer hair

“Sometimes I miss having long hair.” — TBD‘s Jeremy Binckes in a Tuesday tweet.

A WaPo columnist’s sure fire solution to nation’s problems

“Maybe divine intervention is the realistic solution to this problem,” — WaPo Columnist E.J. Dionne on MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow program Tuesday night.

The Observer

“The way Jay Carney just attacked Chuck Todd for asking a very legitimate question was very Robert Gibbs-like.” — Rory Cooper, Communications Director for Heritage Foundation, in a Tuesday tweet.

The Observer II

“Wow. A really … odd guy with a megaphone outside the WH. Even weirder than the norm.” — TWT White House reporter Kara Rowland in a Tuesday tweet.

WaPo blogger critiques the critics

“The economy is about to crater, but reporters are spending time trying to discredit each other’s reporting.” — WaPo‘s Greg Sargent who writes “The Plum Line” in a Tuesday tweet.

Bio of the Day

Politico‘s Jennifer Epstein: “Her senior thesis, ‘Slaves and Slavery at Princeton’ was the first extended examination of the university’s ties to slavery and won the C.O. Joline Prize for American History.”

Journo Hate

“Aww, thin-skinned @DavidShuster blocked me, just like his boss @KeithOlbermann. The shit doesn’t fall far from the asshole, or something.” — Conservative writer and radio host Derek Hunter in a Tuesday tweet. Hunter helped found The Daily Caller.

Former WHCA dinner guest weighs in on underground acne

“#IHateItWhen You can feel a zit coming on but can’t see it yet so you don’t know where to put the acne medicine.” — The lovely Alyssa Milano in a Tuesday tweet. She attended the White House Correspondent Assoc. Dinner in late April and many of the red carpet events that went along with it.

Journo has amnesia?

“Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. Now that TWO Democrats participated in lewd sexual behavior forcing resignations, how many other dems do?” — The Daily Caller‘s Matthew Boyle in a Tuesday tweet. Of course he fails to mention the litany of R’s who’ve also been involved in sex scandals including former Sen. Larry Craig, former S.C. Gov. Mark Sanford, former Sen. John Ensign, former Speaker Newt Gingrich, former Rep. Mark Foley and the shirtless former Rep. Chris Lee, to name more than a few.


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Weinerpalooza Rages On

The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart: “This is the weirdest story I’ve ever seen in my f–king life or the greatest episode of Maury ever.

“Has there ever been a sex scandal in Libertarian or Vegetarian parties?” — NPR’s Scott Simon in a Tuesday morning tweet.

“Press Secretary-ing 101: Do not let anyone else near the podium. Know how to cut the mic.” — NBC News Communications Director Erika Masonhall in a Monday tweet.

“Weiner rips off mask, revealing that it’s been Gary Condit all along!” — ABC News White House Correspondent Jake Tapper in a Monday tweet referring to ex-Rep. Gary Condit (D-Calif.), who left Congress in 2003 while embroiled in a scandal involving a dead intern, Chandra Levy. Condit had an extramarital affair with Levy. Last year Ingmar Guandique was convicted of the murder and was sentenced to 60 years behind bars.

“There are no new sins in Washington, only new means of committing them.” — ABC’s Karen Tumulty in a Monday tweet.

“As if male cat owners didn’t already look bad enough … #weiner” — Politico‘s infamous cat-owning Patrick Gavin in a Monday tweet.

“Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwkward…” — TWT‘s Kara Rowland in a Monday tweet.

“I think Andrew Breitbart needs a haircut and a tie. I wonder if he paid for the photos released today?” — Liberal syndicated columnist Karl Frisch in a Monday tweet.

“I picked a bad day to give up sniffing glue. #weinergate” — House Maj. Leader Eric Cantor‘s flack Brad Dayspring in a Monday tweet.

“Breitbart just totally bigfooted Rep. Weiner’s press conference. Say what you will about the guy, but that’s some gangster shit.” — Jared Keller, Associate Editor for The Atlantic and The Atlantic Wire, in a Monday tweet.

“Say what you want, but this is quite painful to watch.” — NJ‘s Ethan Klapper in a Monday tweet.

“This is like the OJ trial – I CAN’T TAKE MY EYES OFF IT!” — Conservative commentator Ann Coulter in a Monday tweet during Weiner’s hotel appearance.

“Grassley tells me he’s found a way to avoid Weiner’s problems on Twitter. ‘I don’t send pictures,’ he quips.” — Politico‘s Manu Raju in a Monday tweet from Capitol Hill after interviewing Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa).

“NEW RULE: Someone needs to yell ‘Were you fully erect?’ at end of every press conference.” – Slate‘s Dave Weigel in a Monday tweet in reference to the heckler who began shouting at Weiner just before he left the hotel.

“If I could be a fly on a wall today, it would be for the conversation between Huma Abedin and Hillary Clinton.” — NJ‘s Susan Davis in a Monday tweet.

“Weiner is definitely going to have some fences to mend. I think his wife is going to have to be part of the equation.” — HuffPost‘s Alex Wagner on MSNBC’s Cenk Uygur show Monday with substitute host Al Sharpton.

“No, I do not have offices at the Weinergate. It is @thewatergate, and it is perfectly dignified. #gatehate.” — The Atlantic‘s Garance Franke-Ruta in a Monday tweet.



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Weekend Wedding Bells: Congratulations to The Daily Caller‘s Mary Katharine Hamm on her weekend nuptials. She wrote on Twitter, “Checking our wedding tweets. We waited seven hours to do it. Pretty good for us, we thought!”

Actress gets overwhelmed in D.C.

“I’m so overwhelmed being here. I keep getting teary eyed. #WHCD” — Actress Alyssa Milano in a weekend tweet. She came to Washington over the weekend to attend the WHCD and many accompanying parties and events.

Reporter reveals unusual news delay

“Peter King tells me he missed first WH call on OBL news because he turned ringer off to go to a kickboxing match.” — New York Newsday‘s Reid Epstein in a Monday tweet regarding Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.). Read his story here.

Chelsea jokes about her ‘adult’ time in Washington

“I was at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner this weekend and then I have to come home to this garbage. I was having a really adult time — not really.” E! Late-night talk show host Chelsea Handler on her program Monday night. She was joking with her three-comedian panel on their latest antic, which is a bit X-rated to describe here, but it involved taking clothing of fellow comedians and brushing them over certain body parts and filming it.

Scribe has phone issues

“You know your phone sucks when you have to keep a charger AND an extra battery on you at all times because it dies so quickly. Grrrrr.” — TWT‘s Kara Rowland in a Tuesday tweet.

Journo faces harrowing field trip

“To the zoo with dozens of kindergarteners. Pray.” — CNN Contributor and Red State‘s Erick Erickson in a Tuesday morning tweet.

The Observer

“Tall intimidating guy in power suit at Starbucks asked for extra whip cream with his Chocolate Chip Frappuccino. I almost laughed out loud.” — C-SPAN’s Jeremy Art in a Tuesday morning tweet.

C-SPAN identifies male actor as female

“Don’t feel bad for this ‘actress. I think it’s funny. But if it happens a 4th time I am going to find a good OBGYN & join Curves Gym.” –  “Modern Family’s” Jesse Tyler Ferguson in a weekend tweet as reported by the Washington Examiner‘s Yeas & Nays. Ferguson attended Tammy Haddad‘s garden party over the weekend. C-SPAN was among the TV outlets that identified him as a woman. See the picture here.

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We knew CNN Senior White House Correspondent Ed Henry wouldn’t be able to resist a beautiful spring sunset. He writes on Twitter Wednesday evening, “Spring has arrived in DC.”

When life imitates art

“As they say in ‘The American President,’ avoid Dupont Circle” — CBS’s Christine Delargy in a Wednesday tweet.

Hayes is the Warrior

“Headed out on training ride for the Warrior 100k next week w/GW Bush & wounded vets. Learn more here.” — The Weekly Standard‘s Stephen Hayes in a Wednesday tweet. about a three-day mountain bike ride in the Big Bend to honor those who were wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan. This is part of former President George W. Bush‘s Social Enterprise Initiative.

Freshman Lawmakers: ‘In Vogue?’

“Freshmen are usually low on the totem pole. But the 85 first-term Republicans in the House of Representatives find themselves awash in invitations for meetings and morning coffees with the creme de la creme of Washington and Wall Street. Reuters reporters Tim Reid and Rachelle Younglai report today that the freshmen are in vogue because their fiscally conservative views could determine the outcome of the upcoming vote to raise America’s debt ceiling.” — An excerpt from the Wednesday edition of Reuters‘ Washington Extra.

The Critic

“If Obama’s answer to this question were a Facebook post I would have stopped reading by now. Too long.” — HuffPost‘s Sam Stein in a Wednesday tweet.

A journo relaxes

“Beautiful evening for a long walk.” — TWT‘s Kara Rowland in a Wednesday tweet.

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Reporter has insomnia

“This should be interesting. A radio interview after insomnia has kept me up since like 1 am.” — TWT‘s White House reporter Kara Rowland in a Tuesday morning tweet.

Fake Jim V.’s take on Obama speech tweeters

“No no, don’t tweet links to full speech. I’d rather read 140 characters of fragmented text at a time w/ horseshit analysis sprinkled on top.” – FakeJimVandeHei in a Monday night tweet.

Warring about the War of the Roses

TBD Community Engagement Director Steve Buttry and wife, Mimi, had some movie moments Monday with this exchange: Mimi: Watching “War of the Roses” and laughing. That always freaks @stevebuttry out. Buttry: You laugh in all the wrong places.

Phish, Pink, Britney: D.C. journos reveal varied musical preferences

“Hate repeating rumors, but hearing @phish second leg dates today.” — Politico‘s Jake Sherman in a Tuesday tweet.

“Downloaded Pink’s greatest hits before last trip — pretty good but not great.” — CNN’s Senior White House Correspondent Ed Henry in a recent tweet.

“Listening to @BritneySpears’ new album #FemmeFatale while in line at DMV. It doesn’t disappoint if you like good club pop.” — Syndicated columnist and former Media Matters contributor Karl Frisch in a Tuesday morning tweet. We’re sure Britney got him through DMV hell.

A reporter copes with taxi shortage

“Is there a taxi strike today or something? Have gone 6 block and have yet to find a cab– none at either stand outside Watergate.” — NJ The Hotline’s Jessica Taylor in a Tuesday morning tweet.

What?! Jonah’s naked?

“Starting 2nd hour on 630WMAL. So far my nudity hasn’t been an issue.” — National Review Online‘s Jonah Goldberg in a Tuesday morning tweet.  [Insert body for radio joke here.]

Journo has gut feeling on Trump

“I know this is crazy, but a small part of me thinks that maybe Trump is just looking for some free publicity.” — RealClearPolitics’s Scott Conroy in a Monday tweet.

Blogger faces another doctor’s appointment

“The last time I felt this optimistic about a doctor’s appointment, I was told I’d need more surgery. Hope my gut is right this time.” — The Daily Caller‘s “Daily Trawler” blogger Jim Treacher (a.k.a. Sean Medlock) in a Tuesday morning tweet. Treach was hit by a State Department vehicle last year and has had multiple knee surgeries.

TWT scribe suggests Sheen strategy for Obama

“When people ask Obama, what’s the exit strategy? He should just say #winning.” — TWT‘s Eli Lake in a Monday night tweet.

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The above photograph is dedicated to my FBDC co-editor Matt Dornic for inexplicable reasons. And no, he doesn’t use hairspray.

Hopefully you like the windblown look

“D.C. weather Tuesday: No amount of hairspray will be enough.” — @washdcnews in a Monday morning tweet.

“No amount of hairspray will be enough to save hairdos around DC today. Expect some high winds.” — The illustrious TBD in a Monday morning tweet.

“Forget that little flirt with spring. Temperatures plummeting and gusty winds.” — Eun Yang, an NBC Washington morning anchor in a Tuesday morning tweet.

Reporter distracted by gurgling

“OK, whoever is making these bizarre gurgling noises really needs to stop. Oops. End of Gibbs quote may have been “foreign,” not “other.” The gurgling is going to my head.” — TWT‘s Kara Rowland in Monday tweets from a White House briefing.

Scribe offers ‘sweet ass’ compliment

“I wish more Press Sec’s tweeted like this RT @moirabagley Check out this sweet-ass op-ed we had in the WSJ today.” — The Daily Caller‘s Chris Moody in a Monday tweet regarding Moira Bagley, a former DC colleague and now spokeswoman to Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.). Read the release.

Weather and sex

“This frightens me.” — Former TBD GM and now consultant Jim Brady in a reactionary Monday tweet to a poll that claims that 4 percent of Americans have fantasized about a weather reporter. Read the WaPo story about sex and weather here. The poll asks you to compare your sex life to weather — ie. dark and stormy, hot and steamy, etc…The story is based on an AP and Weather Underground poll. In the AP story, winter gets an awfully bad rap: “Two-thirds of people find shorts and bathing suits are easier on the eyes than sweaters, scarves and boots.”

Happy Birthday Amos!

“I turned 31 years old today … and forgot to wear a belt to work.” — FamousDC’s Amos Snead in a Tuesday morning Facebook update. Yes, it’s his birthday.

Journos Suffer Sleep Deprivation

Last night was a tough night for a few Washington journalists in our midst.

One is FNC anchor Bret Baier, who has a newborn. The other is TWT‘s White House reporter Kara Rowland, who was awakened by “restricted” phone calls in the middle of the night.

Baier: “Good morning everybody!  Thoughts on the day? Our teething 6 month old made for a long night but nothing coffee can’t fix.”

Rowland: “Gotta love being woken up from an otherwise successful slumber by restricted calls at 2:30 a.m. and then at 4 a.m. Grrrrrrr….”

TWT’s Rowland Loses Childhood Home in Xmas Morning House Fire

TWT White House reporter Kara Rowland lost her childhood home in a fire this weekend.

No one was hurt. Everyone escaped before the blaze destroyed the home. It was Rowland’s father’s house in Fairfax County. They moved in when she was 12 but she still calls it her childhood home. “It happened on the morning of Christmas day,” she told FishbowlDC by email after being asked for comment. “I wasn’t there at the time but my Dad, his wife, her mother and brother were.”

Many D.C. journalists sent Rowland well wishes and expressed empathy for her over Twitter. “While my brother and I are saddened by the loss of all our old photos and memories, it could have been so much worse and I’m just incredibly grateful that everyone made it out safely — including two cats, one of whom was initially missing,” she wrote. “As I said on Twitter, you can replace a house but you can’t bring back a person.
The generosity of neighbors, friends and even acquaintances has been nothing less than mindblowing.”

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“I always feel bad for the loser believe it or not.” — FNC “On the Record” host Greta Van Susteren Wednesday night. The above photograph is a “compassion rose.”

Editor uses ‘woof’ in self-description

“CVS manager just complimented me for having a — quote — very young-looking face. He’s never seen me at 6:30 a.m. Woof.”  — Washington Exmainer Features Editor Jaque Jo Bland in a Wednesday tweet.

Meghan McCain dating tips

“I’m very controversial which works well on dates but not so well in my public life.” The Daily Beast columnist and Dirty, Sexy, Politics author Meghan McCain on Jay Leno Wednesday night.

Reporter loses keepsake

“Very sad. Just realized that I lost scarf that was a very special gift at East Room presser today. Major bummer.” — TWT’s White House reporter Kara Rowland in a Wednesday tweet.

Down to the wire

“In Florida to deliver a speech I have not written yet.” Washington Examiner‘s White House correspondent Julie Mason.

Scribe finds perfect eyeshadow

“I’m super happy that the GOP took back the house and all that… but I’m BEYOND ECSTATIC that I found the Urban Decay naked eyeshadow palette after a three month hunt!” — Human Events Senior Editor Emily Miller in a Wednesday Facebook post.

Andrea Mitchell and the gang

“On 8:30 getaway shuttle from nyc looks like a press bus: Bob Schieffer Chris Wallace Wolf Blitzer all heading home the campaign is over.” — NBC News Washington Bureau Chief Andrea Mitchell on Wednesday on Twitter.

RedState contributor disappointed in POTUS’s S’s

“I HATE the President’s whistling S’s. I can handle Rudy’s lisp, but the whistling s…. grrrrr.” — Dina Fraioli, a contributor to and speechwriter for conservative candidates, voicing a complaint about President Obama. (Now that conservatives fared so well Tuesday, the contributor can focus on what’s really important – stamping out excessive s’s.)

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Reporter channels inner Mary Poppins

“Didn’t have an umbrella so nice hotel doorman gave me one. Thing is, it’s like 4 ft long…I feel like Mary Poppins.” — TWT White House reporter Kara Rowland in a Wednesday tweet from Manhattan

Angry journo

“Seriously, Pepco. you suck! how are we w/o power again!!! Worst. Energy. Company. Ever.” — NBC political reporter Domenico Montanaro in a Wednesday tweet.

Hazard of writing job: weird guy singing

“You had to be there: Guy whips out iPod at top restaurant last night and, along with his companions, starts SINGING in otherwise quiet room.” — WaPo‘s restaurant reviewer Tom Sietsema in a Wednesday tweet.

Rahm not naked

“Repeat after me, the King has clothes on and they’re lovely.”  — WSJ‘s Jonathan Weisman in a Wednesday tweet, writing in code and referring to a story he wrote on White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel running for Chicago Mayor.

Touched by the White House

“Some things never get old, like marine 1 lifting off from wh south lawn. Seen here this afternoon.” – NBC News political correspondent Mike Viqueira in a Wednesday tweet. (Please note: We typically reserve these sorts of pictures for CNN’s Ed Henry, who is prone to taking White House sunrise shots. We are not betraying you with Viqueira, Ed, we promise.) See Viqueira’s picture after the jump…

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