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Morning Chatter

Quotes of the Day

“Good morning. A cup of coffee with my son Daniel outside- before getting ready for work. Thoughts on the day?” Love those dinosaur pj’s! — FNC’s Bret Baier on Friday morning.

The King of Buzz Returns

“Emerging from a week off the grid, doesn’t seem like I missed much.” — Buzzfeed Political Editor Ben Smith, who is apparently disappointed in all of us. Grab the tissues.

The Fix Hits Grocery and Destroys Day for Everyone

WaPo The Fix’s Chris Cillizza ventured out to the supermarket over the weekend and made sure to make the culinary experience fun-filled for everyone. Just see the reactions — they’re funnier than Cillizza’s original news.

Cillizza: “Taking a 3 year old and a newborn to the grocery store by yourself should be an Olympic sport. #London2012.”

“@TheFix Just sat next to a family with about a 3 y/o at Wegmans seafood bar. Shouldn’t be a sport, should be a crime.” — Col. Morris Davis.

“@TheFix maybe for a man; for women it’s called ‘errands’” — flack and news junkie Wanda Moebius putting Cillizza in his place. Wanda is a VAP at the Advanced Medical Technology Association. She’s formerly senior direcot at PHRMA, senior director at Dittus and managing director at Hill & Knowlton.

Dicking Around in the Airport

“In airport line women in flats look down on women In high platform heels teetering above them.” — CBS Political Director John Dickerson. This was a toss-up between “Unnecessary Tweet of the Day” and “Dicking Around” but we’re sticking with his feature name.

Reporter has fun with sugar

“Thanks for the helpful tip, bag of sugar!” — HuffPost‘s Jeff Young. If you can’t make it out clearly, the bag reads: “Great for baking.”

Mark Knoller doesn’t watch Army Wives?

“TV choices tonight include Cupcake Wars and Ice Road Truckers. Hard to choose.” — CBS White House Radio Reporter Mark Knoller in apparent wrenching internal conflict Sunday night.

We’re hanging on your every word, Howie

“Torn between Olympics tweeting and TV critics tweeting about Charlie Sheen, and Russell Brand mocking Palin. Both competitive sports.” — The Daily Beast/Newsweek, Daily Download and CNN’s Howard Kurtz.

Self-appointed media critic

“Judging by the people’s reaction, we are ready to vote out Obama and the media that cover him. #Onetermforallofthem.” — Short-lived Mitt Romney aide and former UN Spokesman Richard Grenell.

NPR’s Norris disses Ben & Jerry

“No disrespect to Ben & Jerry’s but you can keep your $6 ice cream cones. Two bucks will set you up nicely at DQ.” — NPR’s Michele Norris.

Press Sec. praises the Twitter Gods

“I got a warning email from @twitter within a minute of the first tweet from my hacked account going out. Amazing.” — Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) Comm. Director Ian Koski.

Morning Chatter

Quotes of the Day


“To live my life in a kind of metaphorical fishbowl, it’s pretty challenging, yeah.” — Madonna on NBC’s “Rock Center” last night.

A Question to Ponder…“So isn’t castrating a dog worse than tying a it to your roof for a couple of hours? #askingforafriend” — BuzzFeed Political Editor Ben Smith.

Uh oh! Tschida’s pooch takes a leak in the house

“pup pees in house. supposed to praise profusely when he goes outside. so pick him up say LOVE YOU smother him with kisses. get weird looks.” — ABC7 reporter Stephen Tschida.

Deep Thoughts With Lachlan Markay

“It’s so cute when people complain about how dysfunctional DC is then insist on giving it more power.” — Heritage Foundation’s Lachlan Markay.

CNN reporter endures DC DMV

“Covering presidential politics, White House, global issues – cakewalk compared to dealing with DC DMV.” — CNN’s Jessica Yellin.

Politico‘s Roger Simon: Resident Tough Guy

“Wife just killed a centipede. Thank God for wives.” — Roger Simon.

USA Today travel writer deals with dopey cab driver; BuzzFeed reporter chokes on a pretzel

“Oh cab driver, that’s my arm u just slammed your trunk door on. Hope this is not an indication of what’s to come on this trip #travelfail” — Nancy Trejos.

“Started to choke slightly on a pretzel, tried to wash down with diet coke, spilled diet coke over hair, shirt, pants.” — BuzzFeed’s Rosie Gray.

Washington reacts to Dick Clark’s death

  • “Dick Clark’s fabulous makeup artist is now available.” –  James McTague, Washington Editor of Barron’s.
  • “I move we cancel New Year’s Eve this year.” — ReutersSam Youngman.
  • “He made us feel as young and vibrant and optimistic as he was.” — President Obama.
  • “Condolences to the family of Dick Clark. We join them in mourning his passing, & will never forget his achievements in entertainment & music.” — Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio).
  • “#DickClark taught me & so many others to dance to the beat of the music. God bless his teenage spirit. Every Saturday morning after cartoons.” — Democratic pundit Donna Brazile.
  • “America’s oldest teenager has died. Dick Clark passed away at age 82. The phrase ‘good beat- easy to dance to’ keeps running through my head.” — NPR’s Michele Norris.

Journo Hate

“You see, Smith will have his staff go on and on about elevators and a dog named Seamus–but not a dog named Dinner.” — Breitbart.com’s John Nolte in a story claiming that BuzzFeed‘s Smith shills for Obama — i.e. he’ll cover the Mitt Romney dog on a roof flap, but not Obama growing up eating dog, as reported by The Daily Caller.

“Now officially hate the jaunty NPR ‘Hey there, Ari’ reporter intro. My friend H called this sort of thing ‘hearty hack.’ I blame @kairyssdal” — The Daily Caller‘s Mickey Kaus referring to NPR White House Correspondent Ari Shapiro.

Peter Ogburn contributed to this report.

Sen. Rubio to Join NJ at Diversity Project Launch

Partnering with Apollo Group, NJ is launching its “Next America” project, a series of events “exploring the dramatic effects of the demographic revolution that is remaking the face of America.”

The first event on April 19 will feature an interview with Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) followed by panel discussions related to the diversification of the U.S and how it will affect public policy.

Confirmed speakers include William H. Frey of the Brookings Institution, Paul Taylor of the Pew Hispanic Center and Esther Aguilera of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute.

Moderating the panels are NJ‘s Major Garrett, Univision anchor Enrique Acevedo and NPR’s Michele Norris.

The Next America launch event will be held at the Newseum’s Knight Broadcast Studio on Thursday from 8p.m. to 11 a.m.

RSVP with Rachel Alben at ralben@nationaljournal.com.

Morning Chatter

Quotes of the Day


Stop and check out the chicks: “Look what I passed on the road today. I wonder how old these little guys are” — CNN Contributor and former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer. American Urban Radio’s April Ryan remarked, “AWWW! The dad in you made you take the precious shot!”

Drudge whoring at the rental car agency

“Rental car guy: ‘Sorry brah, I get most of my news from Drudge.’ #noproblembrah” — Politico‘s Dave Catanese.

All in a day’s work

“There are days when I feel like I can’t push this rock up the mountain anymore, days when #TheRaceCardProject feels like a boulder.” — NPR’s Michele Norris.

Senator’s wife wishes hubby a happy anniversary

Connie Schultz: “My only advice for wedded bliss: Marry your hero. Happy anniversary, honey – aka Sherrod Brown.”

George Zimmerman journo humor

  • “I need all Florida helicopters to keep an eye out for any white Broncos. #IJS” — NYT‘s Charles Blow.
  • “If you happen to see Zimmerman in line ahead of you at Wendy’s, remember he still has valid permit to carry concealed weapon. So back off.” — Politico‘s Roger Simon.

Reporter talks to himself on Twitter

“@mboyle1 probably not. was just funny. I wouldn’t go out of your way though” — The Daily Caller‘s Matthew Boyle. Hey Boyle, maybe lay off the Mountain Dew and Red Bull today? He followed up by adding, “Haha. Kinda funny though. Guess I got caught talking to myself haha. Bet I end up in @fishbowldc for that one.”

Noteworthy: Politico Playbook published at one of the earliest times in recent memory this morning. Time: 4:45 am. Come on, Jim VandeHei, let Mike Allen sleep!

Hey Speechboy, speed matters

“So why do people care if Bloomberg or the Washington Post was the first to report a fact that within 2 minutes of reporting, everyone knew?” — @speechboy71. HuffPost‘s Michael Calderone has this explanation from a WaPo spokeswoman. “The draft story was not intended to be published until we confirmed that Santorum was suspending his campaign. The draft was inadvertently sent to Bloomberg, with whom The Post has a partnership, through an automated feed. It was not published on our Web site until the news had been confirmed.” Read his full story here.

In England, the sweater vest is a tank top

Politico‘s Emily Schultheis: “Best part of BBC radio interview I did just now: host calling Santorum’s sweater vest a ‘tank top’. Daily Mail Online‘s Toby Harnden, Washington’s official tank top expert, replied to Emily, saying, “It’s the only term recognised in UK! Having to wear a ‘tank top’ still a traumatic childhood memory.”

Necessary Tweet of the Day

“My mother prefers I not curse in my gchat status update ‘from now on.’ Apparently ‘the whole world’ sees that.” — DCGOPGirl.

Peter Ogburn and Eddie Scarry contributed to this report.

Morning Chatter

Quotes of the Day

Whoa! Yglesias does what?!

“Additionally, he enjoys eating his own waste products and is said to have lost his virginity to his own father.” — Slate‘s Matt Yglesias tweets the sentence and provides a link to his Wikipedia page in what has been immense blowback to his gloating of Andrew Breitbart‘s death.

Travel woes

“Early morning flight to NYC meant 2 things. Exhaustion and stuck on the shuttle runway for 45 mins behind a big Trump airplane. #letsGo” — CNN Commentator and SKDKnickerbocker’s Hilary Rosen.

Are you there PETA? It’s me, Stossel

“I was awakened this morning by my cat when she threw up a hairball ON MY FACE. Someone get PETA over here before I do something I regret.” — Scott Stossel, Dep. Managing Editor, Atlantic Magazine, in a relatively recent tweet.

NPR journos weigh in on good writing

Michele Norris: “A well-written sentence has a certain cadence much like a tight musical score.” Southern U.S. Bureau Chief Russell Lewis: “Once you finish your story, read it out loud.”

Rep. Frank gets busted for breaking House Floor rules

“Rep. Frank (D-MA) had words taken down. Comments will be stricken from Congressional Record; can’t speak for remainder of day.” — Ric Anderson, U.S. House Press Gallery staffer. He explains that Frank “characterized Rep. Hensarling’s statements as ‘the most hypocritical and dishonest statement I have heard in this House.’”

Follower insults TWT reporter

“@KerryPicket sucks to be a biotch and work for WTimes. #OldSchool” — #pUNkBoyInSF to TWT‘s Kerry Picket, who retweeted the news. This comes on the heels of actor Alec Baldwin, who remarked on his hatred for TWT on Super Tuesday.

Editor notices disturbing bumper sticker

“Just saw an awesome bumper sticker, ‘I’ll pay for your contraception if you pay for my ammo.’ Deal?” — Townhall.com News Editor and writer Katie Pavlich.

Meanwhile, a Convo Between Two Journos

Today’s conversation is between ABC Entertainment Reporter Sheila Marikar and ABC News Political Director Amy Walter.

Marikar: “How do y’all feel about ‘meanwhile’ as a transition?”

Walter: “It’s a crutch that I lean on A LOT.”

A Hosting Update at NPR…

National Security Correspondent Rachel Martin will step in to host “Weekend Edition Sunday” beginning in January, as Audie Cornish heads to “All Things Considered” for 2012. (Remember: Audie is on a one-year assignment with ATC while Michele Norris is not hosting through the inauguration. She stepped down temporarily because her husband, Broderick Johnson, took a job working as a senior adviser for President Obama’s reelection campaign.)

About Rachel: For the last year and a half, Rachel has been NPR’s National Security Correspondent, providing coverage of military and intelligence issues. Her reporting this year has included what they’re describing as a vivid portrait of Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and a series on women in the military.

Rachel has been a foreign correspondent for NPR based in Berlin, and before that she reported extensively from Afghanistan and later from Iraq where she covered the U.S. troop surge and the so-called Sunni awakening in Anbar province. Rachel got her start at KQED in San Francisco as producer and reporter. She was part of the team that launched NPR’s morning news show – the gone but not forgotten Bryant Park Project. She also formerly covered the White House for ABC.

She frequently guest hosts NPR programs, too – as she did just recently for the weekend version of “All Things Considered.”

Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers

Quotes of the Day


“Game Over” — Politico‘s Roger Simon accompanying the above picture.

More on the Christie fat issue…

RT @foxheadlines “Do You Want a Fat President or a Thin President?” // Or do you want a fat president to EAT a thin president? — The Daily Show

Journo could do without Levi fame

“Levi Johnston says fame has improved him. Anyone else wish he’d stayed obscure? #HotlineSort” — NJ “The Hotline’s” Editor-in-Chief Reid Wilson. Read here for more in New York Magazine.

An exclusive Jewish New Year

“May you all be inscribed in the Book of Life for the Jewish New Year.* *except for some of you.” — ABC News White House Correspondent Jake Tapper.

“Happy New Year to my family and any Jewish followers, in honor of @howardmortman (his fav joke), hope I can stop writing 5771 on my checks.” — NBC’s Chuck Todd. Howard Mortman is C-SPAN’s Communications Director. The pair worked together at NJ‘s “The Hotline” back in the day. The full joke is: “Happy new year. Can you believe It’s already 5772? Wow, it flies by so fast. I’m still writing 5771 on all my checks.” Mortman explained, “It’s actually an old joke. Chuck was kind to remember me telling it during our Hotline days together… I think back in 5761 or so.”

Unusual pitch of the week: This week we were offered the chance to get fitted for bras by a specialist known as the Bra Whisperer. FishbowlMatt declined. I’m on the fence though I’ve agreed to go this afternoon. “She’s back Thursday/Friday doing VIP fittings, maj lingerie (like fancy schmancy $500 french underpinnings). You want to come to meet her? She also just fit the Kardashians before the Royal Wedding if you want to pump her for juice?”

Quick Convo Between Two Journos

NPR’s Michele Norris: “Clyburn said he cringed when president made bredroom slippers comment because he feared it would overshadow rest of speech.”

PBS’s Gwen Ifill: “@michele_norris It has indeed been widely overlooked that the folks in the room at CBC didn’t seem to mind what POTUs sed.”

Drudge Whores: In a potentially new feature, we highlight journos who mention the attention they get from the God of Page Views…”Leading Drudge now (from @DailyCaller): NC governor sounded serious about suspending elections (AUDIO)” — The Daily Caller‘s Executive Editor David Martosko. Read here.

Unnecessary Tweet of the Day

“Is anyone an Amtrak Guest Rewards member? Is it worth my time to join? I feel like it is, but I need your support to feel whole inside.” — Politico web producer Alex Byers in a truly who gives a sh-t tweet of the day.

Um…WHO CARES? We can read TV Guide. Politico CLICK writes on actor Kelsey Grammer‘s new show, “Boss,” in which he plays a Chicago mayor with a brain disorder. He’s a Republican in real life. And that’s about all you need to know. Go ahead and torture yourself here.

A question probably best left unanswered… “Has anybody called you a racist yet today? If not, consider it done.” — The Daily Caller‘s Jim Treacher.

Brag Book: Politico‘s Alex Trowbridge is having a hell of a good week. First, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, during his Tuesday night speech, ordered everyone to go to Politico.com to watch Trowbridge’s video montage in which Christie repeatedly declares that he’s not running for prez. Then on Wednesday night, Jon Stewart discussed his video and ran Christie’s shout-out and a portion of the montage on The Daily Show. “It’s like a treasure hunt, I love it!” Stewart cracked with fake enthusiasm. “It’s like a live linking to another website. We’ll follow the clues and reveal the secret message!”

Sunday Show Preview: 10.31.10

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NBC’s Meet the Press: Gov. Haley Barbour (R-MS) Chairman, Republican Governors Association; Fmr. Gov. Tim Kaine (D-VA), Chairman, Democratic National Committee; Tom Brokaw, NBC News; Charlie Cook, National Journal; Mark Halperin, MSNBC and TIME; Michele Norris, NPR; Chuck Todd, NBC News.

CBS’ Face the Nation: Representative Pete King (R-New York); Governor Tim Pawlenty (R-Minnesota); Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-Minnesota); Governor Ed Rendell (D-Pennsylvania). 

• ABC’s This Week: Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) Chairman, National Republican Senatorial Committee; Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) Chairman, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee; Dick Armey, Former House Majority Leader; Donna Brazile, Democratic Political Strategist; Cokie Roberts, ABC News; George Will, ABC News. 

CNN’s State of the Union with Candy CrowleyMichael Steele, RNC chairman; Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), Majority Whip; William Bennett, CNN political contributor; national talk radio host; Bob Kerrey (D), former U.S. Senator; former Nebraska Governor.  

CNN’s Reliable Sources with Howard KurtzArianna Huffington, co-founder, HuffingtonPost.com; Paul Farhi, Washington Post; Michael Medved, Radio talk show host; John Avlon, TheDailyBeast.com; Jim Geraghty, National Review; Julie Mason, Washington Examiner; President Jimmy Carter.

Washington Week with Gwen Ifill and National Journal: Dan Balz, The Washington Post; Major Garrett, National Journal; Jeff Zeleny, The New York Times; Jeanne Cummings, POLITICO.

Bloomberg’s Political Capital with Al Hunt: Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Representative Kevin McCarthy (R-CA). 

CNN’s GPS with Fareed Zakaria:  GPS Special: Lou Gerstner, former chairman of the board & CEO for IBM Corporation; Muhtar Kent, chairman of the board & CEO for The Coca-Cola Company; Eric Schmidt, chairman of the board & CEO for Google, Inc.; and Klaus Kleinfeld, chairman & CEO for Alcoa, Inc.

NBC’s The Chris Matthews Show:  John Heilemann, New York Magazine National Political Correspondent; Howard Fineman, Huffington Post Senior Political Analyst; Norah O’Donnell, MSNBC Chief Washington Correspondent; Helene Cooper, New York Times White House Correspondent. 

Washington Watch with Roland Martin

•Politico’s “Turn the Table” after the jump. 

We’ll update as we get ‘em!

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Journos Flock to Conde Nast Traveler Fete

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L: Glenn Ballard, Christine Delargy, Christina Sevilla and Jay Newton-Small R: Valerie Jarrett.

Hoards of journalists came out to the Washington Hilton last night to celebrate DC with Conde Nast Traveler magazine. The fete was inspired by the May issue featuring First Lady Michelle Obama on the cover.

Editor in Chief Klara Glowczewska and Vice President and Publisher Chris Mitchell hosted notable media types such as Chris Lehmann, GQ’s Ana Marie Cox, ABC’s Rick Klein, “America’s Morning News” host Amy Holmes, Politico’s Amie Parnes, Patrick Gavin, James Hohmann and Jonathan Martin, CBS’ Christine Delargy, TIME’s Jay Newton-Small, NBC’s Betsy Fischer, Tammy Haddad, Bloomberg’s Sarah Feinberg, Laura Ingraham, NPR’s Michele Norris and Lauren Vicary.

And though Valerie Jarrett was the guest of honor, she wasn’t the only White House rep on hand. Also in attendance were the First Lady’s Chief of Staff Sharon Sher, Communications Director Camille Johnston, Press Secretary Katie McCormick Lelyveld and Ebs Burnough from the White House Social Office.

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Christina Sevilla, Lauren Vicary, Tammy Haddad.

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L: Amy Holmes with Anne Schroeder Mullins R: Jay Newton-Small with Rick Klein.

“First Draft of History” Today and Tomorrow at Newseum

Today and tomorrow you’ll see the likes of David Petraeus, Steve Schmidt and David Axelrod, as well as journos like Charlie Gibson, Brian Williams and Chris Wallace, milling around the Newseum for the Atlantic‘s first-ever “First Draft of History” event. The Aspen Institute and the Newseum are also partners.

NBC’s David Gregory interviewed Sen. John McCain earlier this morning and right now PBS’ Jim Lehrer is sitting down with Janet Napolitano. Other interviews today include Michael Bennet and Joel Klein interviewed by Michele Norris, Lindsey Graham interviewed by Andrew Sullivan, Petraeus interviewed by “Nightly News” anchor Williams, Eric Cantor interviewed by Chuck Todd and Timothy Geithner interviewed by Wallace.

The festival’s full schedule and a live video feed can be found here. FBDC will also be on hand so check back for updates and highlights.

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