QUOTES of the DAY
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.