“THIS time????? Lordie Lord Lord.” — National Journal‘s Ron Fournier‘s dramatic response to New York mayoral hopeful Anthony Weiner saying in his concession speech, “Sadly we did not win this time.”
Inappropriate cuisine metaphor?
“Later in the day, @NRO’s NY office would smell like barbecue. All those lives lost …” — National Review Online‘s Kathryn Lopez.
Journo looks back…
“In our DC bureau blocks from the WH as the city emptied out & the Humvees rolled in. Bldg mgmt tried to evacuate us: ‘No way.’ #wherewereyou” — WSJ‘s Neil King, reflecting on where he was on 9-11-01.
A lawmaker’s probing question…
“So a lawmaker finished an interview by asking me if I was Syrian.” — National Journal writer-at-large Marin Cogan.
“It felt so wrong tonight when I ate sugar free jello for the first time.” — Chairman of Accuracy in Media Don Irvine.
Important Q we must all ponder: “Why do I have a sad feeling that Weiner’s trusty camera phone is definitely plugged in the charger tonight, powering up.” — GOP political consultant Mike Murphy.
Weiner Aftermath: The Deflation Begins
“Sitcom idea: Spitzer, Weiner both thrown out by their wives, move in together, start wacky political consulting firm.” – Commentary‘s John Podhoretz.
“Anthony Weiner is about to concede so that he can begin his campaign to be the 5th host of Crossfire.” — The Atlantic‘s Andrew Golis.
“BREAKING: Carlos Danger concession speech within the hour #NYC2013.” — Andres Duque, who writes the Blabbeando blog.
“TV folks tempted to give Anthony Weiner a talk show. Do another thing and don’t give Anthony Weiner a talk show.” — Politico‘s Ben White.
“Weiner’s concession speech is live channel 2 in NYC now. The guy looks like he’s actually having fun. What a nut.” — CNN’s Ari Fleischer.
“Prediction: Huma Abedin files for divorce within 60 days. Right?” — WUSA-9 reporter Debra Alfarone.
“So Weiner thanked his flak but not his wife in his concession speech?” — Politico‘s Blake Hounshell.
Oops, a little late for this!
“Don’t you dare with the jokes Twitter THIS IS OVER NOW” — Politico‘s Leigh Munsil.
Poetic irony is….
“Prez Obama keeps bust of MLK in his office which means he stares each workday at a man who met hatred & evil with non-violence. Worth noting.” — NPR’s Michele Norris.
NYT‘s Brian Stelter gets Marty’d at 11:03 Tuesday night
“@brianstelter Will you be Hosting CNN’s ‘Reliable Sources’ again in the future? Did you happen to see Howard Kurtz’s ‘Media Bites’ Show-Fox?” — Marty Rudolf. (Pssst…Marty, Howie’s show is “Media Buzz.”)
And Funniest Tweet of the Night award goes to…
“Well placed source emails me: ‘Today is the worst 24 hour period in U.S. Foreign Policy history. Dear god.’” — Breitbart.com‘s illustrious Matthew Boyle.