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Quotes of the Day

“It’s moving, it’s deep, it’s Shakespearean almost.” – FNC’s Bob Beckel on the Spice Girls performance in the closing ceremonies of the Olympics.

BREAKING: Cricket in WH Briefing Room

“A chirping cricket in the White House briefing room…at first i thought it was an iPhone! Tune in to hear her (and me) on @GMA…” — ABC News White House Correspondent Jake Tapper.

Travel Bitches

“Boarded flight to DFW on time. For an O’Hare layover, it wasn’t bad. Nowhere to sit, but we got pretzel dogs.” — JRC’s Community Engagement Director Steve Buttry. But everything wasn’t hunky dory. Mimi Johnson, Buttry’s wife, wrote, “Texting from the back of the plane with Steve Buttry, who is in the front of the plane. It seems that we agree #unitedsucks.”

Former Hill flak calls congressman a dumb racist

“So having the not very smart/racist congressman Steve King call you a better vp nominee than Sarah Palin is a good thing- right?” — former 21-year Hill flak Jim Manley, now a Senior Director at QGA Public Affairs.

For obvious reasons we couldn’t resist this from Mother Jones’ David Corn: “I was going to go fishing tomorrow. But I’ve canceled the trip because I’m too exhausted after fishing today. #ARomneyExcuse

Congressional flak endures Vegas red-eye

“So tired, couldn’t even be bothered to fear for my life during intense turbulence. Kept waking up and thinking, ‘Well….we had a good run.’” — Erica Elliott, Comm. Director for House Maj. Whip Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) on the red-eye from Vegas this morning.

‘Intervention’ impacts D.C. journo

“This episode [of] intervention is making me never want to drink again.” — Townhall‘s Kate Hicks.

WH Pooler kept too far away

“Pool is being kept too far away to hear what’s being said — courtesy of roller coaster just behind. Big hug for one woman, who spoke earnestly to Potus for around one minute. He is slowly making his way from one group of people to the next, taking pictures with babies and chatting. Hands on hips. But pool too far away to hear.” — NYT‘s Helene Cooper at the Iowa State Fair Monday.

Breitbart.com and CNN’s Loesch lashes out

“Seriously, I looked through @nancycordes‘s stream and it’s nothing but rehashed Obama Tweets with ‘Obama camp says’ in front.” — Breitbart.com editor and CNN Contributor Dana Loesch strikes out at CBS News darling Nancy Cordes.

Beard watch

“Issa is sporting a beard tonight for those TV watchers out there.” — Rep. Darrell Issa‘s (R-Calif.) Press Secretary Becca Glover.

Separated at Birth: CBS’s Nancy Cordes

CBS’ Nancy Cordes may not play a detective on TV, but she sure looks like British TV star Julie Graham, who in real life once aided in the arrest of a serial stalker after he bothered her on a train, reports The Telegraph. Turns out he’s a sex offender. Her help landed him in the slammer for 18 months.

But we digress. Here’s Cordes and Graham side by side.

Sunday Morning Panels: Only Males Need Apply

It’s time to check in on the Sunday morning political talk shows to see how many dill pickles are being invited on this week. The results are dismal for female journos and pundits this week. Take a look.

NBC “Meet the Press”: 1

Joe McQuaid, Publisher, New Hampshire Union Leader
Katty Kay, BBC
Former Rep. Harold Ford Jr. (D-Tenn.)
Mark Halperin, TIME

CBS “Face the Nation”: 2

Norah O’Donnell, CBS News Chief White House Correspondent
John Dickerson, CBS News Political Director
Nancy Cordes, CBS News Congressional Correspondent
Mike Allen, Politico Chief White House Correspondent

ABC “This Week”: 2

George Will, WaPo columnist, Democratic strategist, Donna Brazile, AOL HuffPost‘s Arianna Huffington, and Major Garrett of NJ. Also noteworthy: Angelina Jolie will stop by.

FNC’s “Fox News Sunday”: Blackballed by FNC PR since summer 2010.

NBC’s “The Chris Matthews Show”: 2

Joe Klein, TIME
John Heilemann, New York Magazine
Helene Cooper, NYT
Gillian Tett, Financial Times

CNN’s “Reliable Sources”: 1

Steve Roberts, professor, GWU
Jennifer Rubin, “Right Turn” blogger, WaPo
Bill Press, syndicated talk radio host
Mike Wise, sports columnist, WaPo
Jason Whitlock, FoxSports.com

Cordes Goes Under the Big Top for JDRF

CBS News’ Nancy Cordes took a break from covering Capitol Hill to join more than 500 Washingtonians at the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s (JDRF) 11th annual Night of Hope Gala this weekend.  The bubbly congressional correspondent served as emcee for the circus-themed event, which raised $1 million for diabetes research, through a seated dinner, live and silent auctions, and three rings of entertainment.  Cordes was joined under the Big Top by super committee member Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) who was honored with JDRF’s Congressional Champion Award on Saturday evening.

Spotted mingling and sipping cotton-candy-topped cocktails at the National Building Museum were Ward Sloane and Christine Delargy of CBS News, WaPo’s Rebecca D’Angelo, Laura Barron-Lopez from Roll Call, The Hill’s Kate Oczypok, Boehner spokesman Mike Steel and Mary Kathryn Covert, Jack and Susanna Quinn, K Street Kate’s Kate Michael, and DC Councilman David Catania.

*PSA:  Don’t forget to hug a diabetic in November – it’s Diabetes Awareness month.

JDRF’s Piper Dankworth Sutton, Congressman Chris Van Hollen, CBS’s Nancy Cordes and hubby Harald Cordes.

Sunday Morning Panels: Only Males Need Apply

Things are looking up for females on at least some of the Sunday morning programs this weekend, as we conduct our routine count of how many wangs will appear on the shows. Please note minor and major changes to the feature. This week we’re including “Washington Week” with Gwen Ifill despite the fact that it airs live on Friday and repeats on Saturday. As you can see, the program is not allergic to women. This week you’ll also notice a smaller-sized photograph. FishbowlMatt approached yesterday saying some were offended by the larger sized penis picture as it was rubbing some the wrong way. So we’ve shrunk the penises and framed them in gaudy gold for a more refined look.

NBC’s “Meet the Press: 1

Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Ill.)
Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.)
Bethany McLean, Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair
Co-author, “All the Devils are Here”
Mark Halperin, Editor-at-Large and Senior Political Analyst, TIME

CBS’s “Face the Nation”: 1

Nancy Cordes, CBS News Congressional Correspondent
John Dickerson, CBS News Political Analyst
Michael Gerson, WaPo Columnist

NBC’s “The Chris Matthews Show”: 2

Dan Rather, HDNet
Howard Fineman, HuffPost
Katty Kay, BBC
Lizzie O’Leary, Bloomberg

FNC’s “Fox News Sunday”: 1

Fox News’ Brit Hume, The Hill’s A.B. Stoddard, The Weekly Standard’s Bill Kristol and Fox News’ Juan Williams

ABC’s “This Week”: 2

Haley Barbour, Governor of Mississippi, former RNC chairman
Donna Brazile, Democratic Strategist
Matthew Dowd, Political Strategist
George Will, ABC News, WaPo
Peggy Noonan, WSJ

CNN’s “Reliable Sources”: 2

Nia-Malika Henderson, WaPo
Robert Costa, National Review
Bill Press, syndicated radio host, “The Bill Press Show”
Sharon Waxman, TheWrap.com
Erik Wemple, WaPo

WETA’s “Washington Week”: 3

Dan Balz, WaPo
Jeanne Cummings, Bloomberg Business News
Janet Hook, WSJ
Joan Biskupic, USA Today

Pols, Press Toast Schieffer’s 20 Years of “Face the Nation”

Had you walked through the doors of the St. Regis Hotel at this time last night, there’s a good chance you would have bumped into Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) making a quick exit from the fete for Bob Schieffer’s 20th anniversary with “Face the Nation.”  But a brush with the House Minority Leader was only an appetizer for the smorgasbord of the bipartisan political power that partied inside the hotel’s Astor Ballroom.  Raising a glass to the legendary newsman were current and former Secretaries of Defense Leon Panetta and Donald Rumsfeld, Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA), Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH), Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchinson (R-TX), Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC), Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) who has appeared on Face the Nation more than any other guest.  Representing the White House were Dag Vega and Jen Psaki.

In his remarks, a flattered Schieffer joked that when he first got to Washington, Republicans and Democrats always attended parties together.  “But now it’s a big deal,” he told the crowded room.

The Washington press corps were also out in full force for Bob’s big night.  Spotted in the crowd were Sally Quinn and Ben Bradlee, Bob Woodward, FNC’s Ed Henry, NBC’s David Gregory and Betsy Fischer, Politico’s Jonathan Martin, Keach Hagey, Mike Allen and Patrick Gavin, Newshour’s Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff, Bloomberg’s Margaret Carlson, NYT’s David Sanger, WaPo’s Roxanne Roberts, and Steve Chaggaris. Rounding out the room were a slew of CBS talent and staff such as former “Face the Nation” EP Carin Pratt and current EP Mary Hager, Rob HendinKaylee Hartung, Chris Licht, Lara Logan, Jan Crawford, Nancy Cordes, Chip Reid, Bob Orr, Wyatt Andrews, John Dickerson, Christine Delargy, Walt Cronkite (Walter Cronkite’s grandson who now works in the DC bureau), Chris Isham and of course, the evening’s hosts and top network brass Jeff Fager and David Rhodes. Noticeably absent was new CBS News White House correspondent Norah O’Donnell who was in New York City covering the president and UN.

Throughout the evening a video highlighting Bob’s career played in the background – you can check it out here.  And if you missed our must-read interview with Schieffer last week, click here.

Summer Superlatives: Most Underrated

There’s certainly no shortage of over-hyped ass clowns in Washington’s media world.  But for each no-talent hack with press pass, there are dozens of rock-solid reporters whose talents fail to receive their due recognition.  That’s why FishbowlDC is honoring the District’s all-guts-and-no-glory journalists in our last category of superlatives: Most Underrated.  Each of our five finalists deserves some time in the spotlight but which one is the Most Underrated of 2011?  The nominees are… National Journal’s Sue Davis, CBS News’ Nancy Cordes, C-SPAN’s Steve Scully, Roll Call’s Paul Singer and Ryan Grim from the Huffington Post.  Vote it up!

Separated at Birth: CBS’s Nancy Cordes and…

This morning we pair CBS’s Nancy Cordes with ABC All my Children Soap Opera Star Susan Lucci and actress Lexi Ainsworth who plays Kristina Corinthos on the ABC soap “General Hospital.”

 

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QUOTES of the DAY

Weekend Sighting: Bloomberg’s Jim Snyder and The Hill’s Alex Bolton at Standard, a beer garden on 14th Street NW, drinking German beer and eating soft pretzels.

NBC’s Luke Russert: “The pug is not impressed by his new pillow.”

What comes around goes around

“Trips me out when folks write me a snarkly tweet, then get an attitude when I return the favor. Like they can only do it.” — Washington Watch’s Roland Martin in a weekend tweet.

More Weiner fallout

“As a former Weiner myself, that’s my maiden name, I definitely sympathize with him.” — CBS’s Nancy Cordes on CNN’s “Reliable Sources” on Sunday.

Father of the Year material, right?

“Promised to take daughter off wife’s hands today. Promised daughter adventure. Thinking B’More aquarium.” — National Review Online‘s Jonah Goldberg in a weekend tweet. Perhaps at some point private matters can be kept at his house so the daughter isn’t perceived as a bother.

Alter gives Abramson the nod

“I’ve known new NY Times editor Abramson since college. She’ll be terrific and she worships right thing—reporting.” — Bloomberg Review writer and NBC News Contributor Jonathan Alter in a weekend tweet.

Journo has message for Senate Chief of Staff

“Note to Senate Chief of Staff who left their @nationaljournal mag at gym: you want to rip off address label before you leave it on the bike.” — Roll Call‘s Shira Toeplitz in a weekend tweet.

Finally a message from Washingtonian‘s Garrett Graff that’s relevant, not pompous or otherwise unnecessary: “Metro is doing bag searches in Woodley Park. It’s an even dumber policy when you see it in action.”

The modern alarm clock

“I love my iPhone with a new, profound depth. Four — count em — four alarm apps got me out of bed today.”  — WaPo‘s Social Media Producer Katie Rogers in a Monday morning tweet.

The Critic

Will the Washington Post ever get tired of photographing and quoting perpetual protester Medea Benjamin? — Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) Speechwriter and Political Advisor Amanda Carpenter in a weekend tweet.  Benjamin is co-founder of Code Pink.

All Eyes on Lara Logan

If you took a quick jaunt through CBS’ pre-party to the WHCD last weekend, there was an assortment of journalists such as WJLA’s Steve Chaggaris, Mother Jones‘ Bureau chief David Corn, NPR Publicist Anna Christopher and Politico media writer Keach Hagey. The party, a shared space with The Atlantic/NJ, also brought NJ Publicist Taylor West to the festivities.

Back in the far left corner, we were told, was Sean Penn and David Byrne. At this point thankfully, Penn wasn’t putting his arms up in frustration when a stranger snapped his picture. But wandering back, we eyed the person most discussed at the party, and it wasn’t Penn, who was chatting away with his prom date, Corn. It was Lara Logan. Surrounded by female friends, she was seen laughing and seemed glad to be there. This was one day before her “60 Minutes” interview about her ordeal in Egypt was to air.

Also spotted at the party: News CBS News President David Rhodes and Chairman Jeff Fager, Washington bureau chief Chris Isham, Defense Secretary Robert Gates, and former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff. CBS News correspondents in attendance: Nancy Cordes, Jan Crawford, and CBS/Slate’s John Dickerson.

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