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Quotes of the Day


Journo shares his squid: “This is the best crispy squid/calamari I’ve ever had.” — WaPo designer Tim Wong.

Late-night *&^%$# WH Pool Report

“Your pooler is delighted to report that the arrival was entirely uneventful. After a nighttime approach that reminded your pooler just how *&^%$# privileged he is to have this job, Marine One touched down on the South Lawn at about 9:04 pm Clustered journos got a quick wave as President Obama walked into the residence, trailed by the usual gang (Carney, Plouffe, etc)… (‘*&^%$#’ is pronounced ‘golldurn’)” — Yahoo! NewsOlivier Knox.

No fruit for Zeke?

“I just don’t understand, Zeke Miller, next to me on the plane says ‘I don’t eat fruit.’ But it’s so delicious.” — Politico‘s Ginger Gibson on Buzzfeed‘s Zeke Miller.

From the Dept. of Insanity

“Let’s face it. We’re all a little bored with the Olympics. So at 1015 tonight switch over to Fox News & see me on @gretawire’s show.” — Bloomberg TV Contributor Neil Barofsky, whose name on account of this tweet should be Barfsky.

Skittle overload

“I have that feeling I’ve eaten too many Skittles on a long car trip — about this campaign.” — NYT‘s Mark Leibovich.

Newsflash: GOP Victory Chair and possible Lt. Gov candidate Pete Snyder is officially a Fox Contributor as of this week. He says  ”I feel like I just got drafted by the New York Yankees.”

Travel encounters…

“Child in line won’t stop staring. Maybe she’s blinded by my beauty. Maybe she’s terrified by the job I did putting on mascara in the dark.” — Erica Elliott, Comm Director for House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.).

Journo marvels over new cab

“Just hopped in a cab, and it is literally brand new. I’m his first ride. What are the odds? Not used to good non-Uber forms of DC transport.” — Politico apparently very high James Hohmann.

Ahh…memories

“Last party at an aquarium I attended ended when an employee micturated on the penguins #tampa” — NJ‘s Jim O’Sullivan. The definition of micturate is: urinate.

Obama makes sock joke to press

“As press looked on, Pres Obama mock-boasted ‘No holes the my socks. My grandmother would be proud.’” — CBS White House radio reporter Mark Knoller. AFP‘s Stephen Collinson further explains the moment in a White House Pool Report: “When he was done, he stopped to get his shoes and sat down on the edge of the mat right in front of the pool to put his shoes on in a rather unusual photo op. CBS’s Peter Maer commented  ‘very presidential Sir.’” And Obama responded above.

 

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FishPoolDC: Our Insider’s Notes From Friday’s Press Briefing

“Iran, We’re Just Not That Into You”?: Pushback on WH response to the growing Iranian tension continued today as reporters challenged whether the House resolution expressing support for Tehran’s demonstrators was meant to fill a void left by a restrained executive branch. Press Secretary Robert Gibbs argued that the WH welcomes the resolution, and that their remarks have been “consistent with” what passed today. “It’s not though,” AP’s Jennifer Loven replied. Gibbs retained the careful posture of the WH on the issue, saying, “We’re not going to be used as political foils and political footballs” and later: “There are people in Iran that would love for us to get involved… to make this about Iran versus the West or Iran versus the United States of America.”

If A=B and B=C…: CBS’s Chip Reid followed on the Iranian issue to ask for clarification on whether POTUS had condemned the “actions of the Iranian government.” “He has condemned the violence,” Gibbs said, and Reid interrupted to question whether that included the ayatollah. “Well, the violence is being conducted by the government,” he said, identifying the photos that POTUS reacted to on Monday as those featuring the Revolutionary Guard.

Take Me Out to the South Lawn: In a rare return to his baseball analogy days, RG was asked “what inning” the health care ballgame — which has gotten stickier in the past few days — is in right now. “Early! Maybe second,” he said. “You still have plenty of time to get a beer and a hot dog.” The concession stand reference was not lost on this reporter, who was already distracted by the wafts of summertime grilling leaking in from the South Lawn, where POTUS was to host pre-Father’s Day festivities.

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