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QUOTES of the DAY

“I’ve never seen the water this high at Great Falls.” — SBNation’s John Taylor in a weekend tweet.


“Day of beauty with Sara Libby” – Former Roll Call scribe Elizabeth Brotherton in a weekend tweet. Getting pampered above is Politico‘s Deputy Politics Editor Sara Libby.

A TV reporter vents about off-air idiots

“Why do people find it necessary to wave their arms and jump around during reporter live shots?” — ABC7′s Mike Conneen in a series of weekend tweets. More: “And chances are no one who knows you is even watching, just strangers who think you’re a tool.” And this: “I understand if you are trying to get on camera, even though you look ridiculous in the background.” And this: “But if you’re standing off camera and your intention is simply to distract a working reporter, that’s just rude!”

Gossip Girl contemplates feathers for WHCD

“Are feathers really out? The only #WHCD dress I found that I like has black feathers on it. #firstworldproblems.” — The Washington Examiner‘s Nikki Schwab in a weekend tweet.

Something to ponder…

“Is wondering if it’s possible to insert white noise into one’s brain?” — Publicist Wendy Gordon in a weekend tweet.

Intern is unraveling

“I MAY HAVE OPTED OUT OF THIS WHOLE COLLEGE THING HAD I KNOWN A THESIS WAS REQUIRED.” — FBDC intern Alec Jacobs at approximately 2 a.m. this morning. We regret his use of all-caps. But we’ll let it slide in this trying time. His thesis topic? “My thesis is on social media in political campaigns, specifically comparing how Republican presidential candidates use it in the upcoming primary compared to the 2008 primaries. Boooring,” he told me this morning. Uh oh…

Madden has turned into his father

“I’ve become my Dad. Find myself sayin stuff like: ‘Stop hearing me and start listening to me.’” — Conservative pundit Kevin Madden, a regular on the Fox News Sundaypanel, in a weekend tweet.

Palm Sunday behavior

“Observing Palm Sunday with a ritual bath, guided meditation and massage. Amen.” — Elizabeth Thorp in a weekend Facebook update. Thorp runs Poshbrood.com, the upscale travel website. She also writes travel pieces for HuffPost.

Irritated journo

“So I keep on getting all of these notifications that erinmcpike.com is on the market, and it’s annoying me to death.” — RealClearPoliticsErin McPike in a weekend Facebook update.

Host proposes sex to spice things up

“Well be back next week with more non-scintillating news for you. I think I’ll maybe try to find some more lively friends — a book about sex anyone?” — Syndicated columnist Llewellyn King in his sign off on Sunday morning’s WETA “White House Chronicle” program.

The Traffic Cop

“Lovely seeing @LobstertruckDC braving the rain on Inner Loop of Beltway this morning – obeying speed limit and driving safely.” — C-SPAN Communications Director Howard Mortman in a weekend tweet.

Llewellyn’s Take on the New Year’s Hangover

WETA White House Chronicle Host and Hearst-NYT columnist Llewellyn King has a new charming column out. It concerns the blessed topics of New Year’s Eve and hangovers. He offers remedies (one involves milk and a pat of butter).

An excerpt:

“For some of you, it will be the only time you drink in the year; and for accomplished drinkers, well, get a designated driver — and maybe a designated bed. Things can get way out of hand.”

He warns, “Everything is stacked in favor of excess New Year’s Eve. Everything.”

“…In the bad old days of journalism, when every day was a kind of New Year, there were theories aplenty of how to survive late into the night and to be in shape for the morrow. They include the following:”

Read the column here.

Separated at Birth…

Digital media entrepreneur Jeff Giesea appeared on WETA’s “White House Chronicle” with host Llewellyn King last Sunday along with Washington Examiner‘s White House Correspondent Julie Mason. We see a strong resemblance between Giesea and Mad Magazine‘s Alfred E. Newman.

Bad Hair Day Leads to Holiday Hat

WETA’s “White House Chronicle” was a series of delights on Sunday morning. One of which was that Co-host and General Manager Linda Gasparello, sidekick to the main dish Llewellyn King, had donned a red hat.

“I’ve been trying to get her to wear a hat for 14 years,” King mused at the beginning of the show.

Later in the 30-minute program we learn the real reason that Gasparello is wearing a hat: A bad hair day, she says. King scolds her for admitting this, saying, “You’re supposed to make people think I’ve finally convinced you!”

At the conclusion of the show, the Zimbabwe-born King gave a shout-out to CNN’s Larry King, who concluded “Larry King Live” last week. “You know what’s going to happen?” King asked rhetorically. “People are going to get tremendous confidence in our belts again,” he said, pulling back his blazer and snapping a pair of suspenders.

Scribes Indulge in McRibs

Weird but true, in recent days Washington journalists have had a hankering for McRibs.

NJ‘s Sue Davis started it on Election Day by tweeting, “Election Day? Schmelection Schmay. The McRib is back!” Then The Hill‘s White House correspondent Sam Youngman wrote about it on Twitter late last week, saying “First order of business with POTUS out of the country? Find out how many McRibs can I eat in one sitting.” Youngman says a number of journos have been tweeting about the tantalizing McRibs. “They’re freaking awesome,” the Kentucky native said. “And I’m a BBQ snob.” (As we speak, Youngman is going out to get the McRib sandwich.)

And on Sunday on WETA’s “White House Chronicle” with hosts Llewellyn King and Linda Gasparello, Sirus XM Radio’s Adam Belmar remarked that that McRib was among his better moments on Election Day. “I would say as a high point on Election Day didn’t just bring new blood to Congress,” he said. “I was on my way home and discovered that McDonalds has reintroduced the McRib. It’s an America I want to live in.”

A Sunday Talk Show Unlike Any Other

llewyellyn king logo.jpg Which talking head show should you watch on Sunday mornings? There’s another to fight for your already short attention span. It’s “The White House Chronicle,” hosted by Llewellyn King and Linda Gasparino. It airs on PBS and can be heard on Sirius-XM Radio.

This morning’s headline to Politico‘s Patrick Gavin‘s story calls it the The Secret Sunday show. The writer describes it as the “court jester” amongst shows. Good journalism can be fun, King insists. (Sure thing. Like lighting things on fire fun).

Read the story and watch a video of “The White House Chronicle” here.

About Tonight…

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Where will you be watching tonight’s election results? We’ve asked all sorts of journos for their evening plans and they include an Atlanta hotel room, the Phoenix Biltmore, and Champs Sports Bar in Cincinnati.

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Morning Reading List, 10.31.08

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