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Quotes of the Day — Home for the Holidays Edition

HOLIDAY JOKESTER: “My favorite 2012 picture of Steve Buttry.” — Mimi Buttry, wife of Steve Buttry. Buttry is the Digital Transformation Editor at Digital First Media. Nice, fancy title, Buttry!

Blogger goes nuts over bourbon balls

“Soaking nuts in Bourbon before I make Bourbon balls and I’m totally going to eat these nuts aren’t I?” — Laurie White, photographer, writer and blogger.

Roll Call researcher gets on wrong Metro car

“Of course I got on the Metro car with the puddle of barf in it.” — Katie Kovach, international affairs and defense researcher for Roll Call.

Important Question to Ponder: “I can’t believe people are tweeting about politics on Christmas Day. Why aren’t you people drunk struggling with electronics?” — InTheseTimes labor reporter Mike Elk.

“Fuckers”: The new way to say Happy Holidays!

“Happy Holidays to you too, fuckers.” — HuffPost‘s Sabrina Siddiqui to BuzzFeed‘s John Stanton, Politico‘s Kate Nocera and TPM‘s Igor Bobic.

Someone had to say it… “U.S. Senator in Deep ‘Crapo’ After DUI Arrest” — El Sharko blogger of Miami. (The Mormon senator from Idaho, Mike Crapo, got a DUI Sunday night. Nice timing!)

BuzzFeed editor gets weepy over gay weddings

“Watching a bunch of gay wedding videos and slowly getting emotional.” — BuzzFeed senior editor Stacy Lambe.

Uh oh. Scratch the drunken driving jokes

“Drunk driver jokes aren’t funny, folks. Especially if someone you love has been taken from you by one. Not a GOP or Dem. thing.” — Paul Brandus of  WestWingReport.

“People, there is nothing funny about drunk driving. Nothing.” — Politico‘s Ben White.

“Good thing people sending gleeful tweets re Crapo DUI have never needed compassion after some stupid/hypocritical human failing.” — Harold Pollack, University of Chicago professor.

Not a happy ending for this journo

“Merry Christmas to the TSA agent who touched my junk.” — Free Beacon‘s  CJCiaramella.

Editor copes with new holiday traditions

“My Presbyterian brain can’t process my Catholic wife’s family’s tradition of unwrapping presents on Christmas Eve.” — National Journal “The Hotline’s” Editor-in-Chief Reid Wilson.

Peanut Gallery du Jour: “I bet Jesus gets super pissed that his birthday is so close to Christmas.” — FBDC and “Full Court Press” co-host Peter Ogburn.

Real HuffPost Headline: “Not having sex? 7 ways to start again”

Oops! Wrong address.

“Someone sent us five pounds of dry aged steak for Christmas. Sent it to the wrong house. Sat on a porch for a week. #tryingnottocry.” — CNN Contributor and RedState‘s Erick Erickson. As our own Rachel Ray (a.k.a. Ogburn) explained it, “aged meat = good, aged meat outside = not good.” Erickson also doubles as an imbibing Santa. He wrote, “The kids are sound asleep. Santa is about to put together the toys as soon as he finishes his bourbon.”

HELP!

“Just drove past a car completely engulfed in flames on the Ohio turnpike. Scary stuff.” — National Journal daily production employee Michelle Bloom.

Dicking Around With John Dickerson

“During Christmas service tonight, my 3rd grade daughter: ‘Mom what’s a virgin?’” — CBS Political Director and Slate‘s John Dickerson.

Um, constituents?

“Good morning Twitter constituents! Everyone have a Merry Christmas, a happy holiday and I hope u all experience the joy the season brings.” — Javonni Brustow, Washington editor of TheDCPundit.com, who transformed himself into a politician as millions of Christians celebrated the birth of Christ.

Holiday gun jokes: too soon?

“20-year-old twins Bob and Jim give Christmas gifts to 14-year-old Jefferson and 12-year-old Emerson: GUNS!” — Conservative blogger and ex-TWTer Robert Stacy McCain.

“I’m told a bearded guy may break into my house tonight. Should I greet him w/ AK-47 or Glock?” — Current’s David Shuster.

“Idea: arm every air traveler.” — Wired senior reporter and third tier Boybander Spencer Ackerman.

Unnecessary Tweet of the Day

“Hostess told me I just booked the last available reservation tonight at our local Chinese restaurant. #christmasmiracle.” — Howeesha Kurtz (a.k.a The Hill‘s gossip columnist Judy Kurtz.)

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Quotes of the Day


Reporter gets scolded by stranger

“A crazy lady at the bus stop started yelling I was torturing her by using my iPhone. It tortures me too lady!” — Politico‘s Kate Nocera.

Tapper gives Aniston/Theroux his blessing

Jennifer Aniston didn’t ask me what I thought about Justin Theroux, but I approve.” — ABC News White House Correspondent Jake Tapper.

The Observer

“The Counter-Narrative is kicking the Narrative’s ass today.” — NYT‘s Mark Leibovich.

A randy viewer to WaPo Columnist and MSNBC Contributor Jonathan Capehart: “@CapehartJ Kissing you on the lips for that article and don’t go wiping it off either.” He replied, “ROFL! No, ma’am.”

MSNBC host employs nickname for Paul Ryan

“At this hour, Blue Eyes is headed to Vegas.” — MSNBC’s Karen Finney filling in for Martin Bashir Tuesday afternoon.

AnonymASS Tipster…

“Umm, it’s Tuesday. Dipshits.” — a lovely reader writes in to tell us we had “Monday” on a Tuesday story. Indeed, the brilliant reader was right and simultaneously an asshole.

Speaking of assholes, too far?

“That’s mean, NY Post refers to Chris Christie as NJ’s “supersized governor.” Give the guy a break #Hotlinesort” — NJ “The Hotline’s” Editor-in-Chief Reid Wilson.

Journo’s home hit by tree

“Apparently there was a storm that went thru Pittsburgh and a tree was hit by lightening and hit my house :( ” — Pittsburgh Tribune-Review‘s Salena Zito.

Eddie Scarry contributed to this report.

 

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Quote of the Day

“Um, ABC?”WSJ‘s Jonathan Weisman on ABC report on male orgasms. Weisman was responding to this: “Karezza: Men Say Best Sex Comes Without Orgasm” Read here.

Munro stays.

“In other news, the WH Correspondents Assn says it won’t punish the Daily Caller reporter who heckled Obama at Rose Garden event last month.” — HuffPost‘s Jennifer Bendery on The Daily Caller‘s Neil Munro, who heckled President Obama during a speech.

Journo Travel Complaints

  • “What’s w/ DC power? Stuck on Acela 5 minutes from Union Station. Grrrr.” — The Daily Beast‘s Robin Givhan.
  • “Looks like I spoke too soon – Bad weather hit as we were taxiing and now my @Delta jet is sitting on the tarmac, getting rained on – #weep” — NRA News’ Cameron Gray.

Pooler writes of Second Lady’s ‘midsection’

VPOTUS Vegas Pooler Tovin Lapan, of the Las Vegas Sun, dared to write about Dr. Jill Biden‘s “midsection” in a Pool Report Tuesday, writing, “The second lady, wearing a yellow dress with a large bow around the midsection, and matching yellow jacket, also greeted everyone.” He addressed Veep Joe Biden‘s attire, saying, “Temperatures in Las Vegas surpassed 100 degrees, and Biden ditched his jacket from his navy blue suit after his speech…With his sleeves rolled up, and wearing a navy blue tie spotted with white sailboats, the vice president shook the hand of every veteran…”

Breitbart.com Editor Takes Another Whack at Buzzfeed

“Buzzfeed is the TMZ of left-wing politics: Creepy, petty, and mean. Ann Romney in erectile dysfunction ads, stalking fundraisers. My God.” — Breitbart.com’s John Nolte, who has been relentlessly hammering away at Buzzfeed backing Team Obama for several months. Smith had no comment on Nolte’s remark, but instead directed me to his piece this morning on trolls and the business of engaging them. See here. Ahh…timeliness, we love that!

Dare to dream…

“A Chinese-style high-speed train between NY and DC would take 1 hour and 40 min.” — NYT Washington Bureau Chief David Leonhardt.

Take Note: At high noon Politico‘s wild bunch of LIVE journos — With Exec. Editor Jim VandeHei and Mike Allen in charge, what could possibly go wrong? Juana Summers, Patrick Gavin, Reid Wilson, Charlie Mahtesian and First Politico Son James Hohmann will hopefully be hamming it up for today’s livestream show. Watch here.

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Quotes of the Day

Sour grapes

“Only an hour until WH ‘women’s forum’ and I still haven’t rec’d invite yet! How dehumanizing. Ahh…the Obama glass ceiling 4conserv women.” — Conservative radio host Laura Ingraham.

FNC reporter going on a cruise. Bad luck?

“Really – did they have to re-release Titanic just as I’m leaving on a cruise? Ha! #BadTiming” — Fox News Supreme Court reporter Shannon Bream.

Classy quote of the day…“All best to Matt Lauer. Thanks for holding the bar so high every morning.” — ABC GMA and “This Week” host George Stephanopoulos.

TV reporter short on Zzzzz’s, long on jitters

“After four hours of sleep, caffeine is my friend this morning. But now I’ve got the too-much-coffee jitters. Eeeek!” — WJLA’s Mike Conneen.

Workplace no-no’s

“No one lets me say ‘quiet day’ where I work. #jinx” — Prince George’s PD Media Relations Director Julie Parker, a former reporter for ABC7.

Supreme Court judge parties down at Cracker Barrel

“Clarence Thomas says he celebrated his 60th birthday with three non-lawyer buddies at Cracker Barrel #HotlineSort” — NJ The Hotline’s Editor-in-Chief Reid Wilson.

Noteworthy: ABC “This Week” will be hosted by White House Correspondent Jake Tapper this week for Easter. He writes on Twitter, “Easter exclusive with @RickWarren! Hope you’ll tune in.”

Fresh Weigel, a delicacy in Washington: “7 am, waking up in the morning. Gotta be fresh. Gotta go downstairs.” – Slate‘s Dave Weigel on being fresh.

Clarification and correction: Brian Darling was not “terminated” from Human Events, as was reported yesterday. Darling is Senior Fellow for Government Studies at the Heritage Foundation and has been for more than seven years. He writes a weekly column that Human Events ran until management recently dropped it. He is currently in talks it to move it to The Daily Caller and/or Townhall.com. While his “Legislative Lowdown” column won’t be in Human Events anymore, Darling hasn’t missed a paycheck because he wasn’t paid by them. He was paid by his employer.

 

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Condolences to Sharpton

This short tweet from ABC News’ Jake Tapper gave us a big jolt this morning: @TheRevAl RIP. Until we then saw this from MSNBC host The Rev. Al Sharpton: “My mother, Ada Sharpton passed in the early hours of this morning. She was my all. I hope God will give her now, PEACE.I love you, Mom.I am on the flight to Florida and will move forward with our plans to protest the killing of Trayvon Martin. My MOM would have wanted me to.”

The Nasty TV Critic

“Why is Michael Steele allowed to appear on TV without the title of failed RNC chair on the chyron?” — New Media Strategies Political Strategist Matt DeLuca. Steele is an MSNBC Contributor.

Finney fills in for Bashir

“Exciting news – I’ll be guest hosting @MartinBashir 3pm est on Thurs and Fri!! Tune in!!” — MSNBC Political Analyst Karen Finney.

Teaser.

“Big piece on the future of @TheOnion coming out this morning. There will be scoops. There will be laughs. There will be tears. Stay tuned.” — The Atlantic‘s media scribe John Hudson.

On lying politicians….

“Essentially, political reporters praise politicians who lie to them well but rarely point out the obvious — that they are being lied to.” — New York/Moscow Freelancer Peter Savodnik, former political reporter for The Hill.

TRAGEDY STRIKES: Blago’s hair will soon go gray?

“Insult to injury: Blahojevich’s [sic] barber says Rod’s hair is dyed black, will go gray in first weeks in prison #HotlineSort” — NJ “The Hotline’s” Editor-in-Chief Reid Wilson.

Unnecessary Tweet of the Day

“I may hate the tour groups that plague the Capitol during this time of year, but I do love their brightly colored T-shirts.” — Greenwire‘s Jessica Estepa.

Ick.

“Overheard in the newsroom: ‘I’m disgusting.’” — CNN Anderson Cooper Assoc. producer Devna Shukla. UPDATE: Shukla explains on Twitter that the comment came from a coworker who was talking to himself after eating too many brownies from an office tray.

Happy Belated Birthday to Jonah Goldberg

“Wishing a very happy birthday to @JonahNRO – hope you are celebrating with a cocktail…. Or five.” — Ex-Maj. Leader Cantor flack Brad Dayspring, whose wishes last night for the National Review writer were timely.

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INCONSIDERATE CELL PHONE MAN: Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) and his big buttocks captured in the Delta Crown lounge at Reagan National Airport Wednesday afternoon. The congressman chats away on his cell phone, talking about first lady Michelle Obama‘s “large exterior.” If you missed it, see the post here.

Simon gets behind the story

“Why is U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner criticizing the posteriors of others when he gets paid $174,000 a year for sitting on his?” — Politico‘s Roger Simon.

Hide the children for this one…

“From the hate mail: ‘That makes [Obama] a first class ass. And it makes you, the tongue deep up inside it.’ — Gawker Political Editor Jim Newell.

Some q’s are better left unanswered

“Inbox: ‘What do Mickey Mouse and Adolph Hitler have in Common?’ — The Takeaway’s Congressional radio reporter Todd Zwillich.

Editor: Come on Fournier, send me to Hawaii!

“New York Times sent Adam Nagourney to Honolulu to report on the HI SEN race. Hey @Ron_Fournier, when are you sending me?!? #HotlineSort” — NJ “The Hotline” Editor-in-Chief Reid Wilson.

Unnecessary Tweet of the Day

“Eating a @sundevich sandwich, sitting on the couch in yoga pants, watching old episodes of Friday Night Lights. #mydayoff.” — Catherine Andrews, senior digital media manager for Home Front Communications.

D.C. journo tries Axe body spray

“Back home for Xmas. Used my little brother’s Axe body wash. Now to sit back and let the ladies flock. So far … no ladies.” — The Daily Caller‘s C.J. Ciaramella.

The first’s lady’s derriere. In French.

“Pour un représentant républicain, Michelle Obama a un ‘gros derrière’ mediabistro.com/fishbowldc/law… via @fishbowldc — Amaury Brelet, in what is our absolute favorite Wednesday tweet. Can’t speak Francais, but I’m sure you’ll get the gist.

A girl’s gotta have her pearls

“Thanks, as always, to my buds at @WTJewelry for my festive fresh-water pearls! I’ve been wearing them to all my Christmas parties!” — WMAL’s Mary Katharine Ham.

Blitz gets to bottom of insult

“I didn’t exactly hear what that guy in the grocery story said, but paraphrase a little what he said.” — CNN’s Wolf Blitzer asks Jim Acosta to describe the phrase a voter used Wednesday in an Iowa grocery store when he got in Newt’s face to tell him what he thought of him. Psst…that would be “fucking asshole.” Acosta got a little tongue tied and said it involved the f-word, but he didn’t even want to try to rhyme it on a “family program”. Thankfully WaPo‘s Gene Weingarten wasn’t afraid to test his rhyming skills: “Voter tells Gingrich to his face that he is (something that rhymes with ‘clucking glass bowl.’)” Watch here.

NJ’s New and Exciting Bland Hire

Scott Bland will take over as the new editor of NJ‘s “House Race Hotline,” replacing Jessica Taylor when she moves to the Rothenburg Political Report. “House Race Hotline” is a subsidiary of National Journal Hotline.

Bland, who’s probably not as bland as his surname, joined NJ in September 2010 as a research assistant, doing data-driven electoral and demographic reporting with NJ editorial director Ronald Brownstein.

From Brownstein: “In his role, Scott became the critical figure for the entire newsroom in the development of what we call our ‘quantitative’ approach to politics. His creative and assured use of electronic data has allowed us to break ground on many fronts – in particular in developing rigorous and insightful ways of analyzing the patterns of Congressional votes.

Bland’s work has also appeared in the Christian Science Monitor, TheAtlantic.com, and several Scripps Howard newspapers. Scott graduated from Stanford University in 2010 with a B.A. in history. He is a native of Ithaca, NY.

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Quotes of the Day — the post holiday edition


HuffPost’s Sam Stein’s potential Chanukah present from Ralph Lauren: “Is this sweater a joke? (mom wants to get me it for Chanukah).”

Post Thanksgiving sentiment

“I feel fat.” — Matt DeLuca, Political Communications Strategist at New Media Strategies.

Smart and Awkward Brunch

“Smart of Obama to go to Kramers for Small Business Saturday rather than what many young Washingtonians know it for: Awkward Brunch Sunday.” — The New Yorker‘s Ryan Lizza.

Life outside the Beltway

“T-minus 20 minutes of meeting new people in Boston and they haven’t asked me what I ‘do.’ Winning.” — Politico‘s Byron Tau.

And now for some holiday pepper spray humor…

“I would like a holiday pepperspray latte, please.” — Reuters’ Patricia Zengerle.

Black Friday wisdom

“Saw lots of people buying things they didn’t look like they could afford. If you can’t afford toothpaste you probably can’t afford that TV.” — Townhall.com Contributor and occasional WMAL radio personality Derek Hunter.

“I do not understand Black Friday. No amount of savings could mitigate crazy people being mixed into the hell that is shopping.” — TWT‘s Anneke Green.

Damon downplays his looks

Actor Matt Damon graced ABC’s “This Week” Sunday to discuss his organization, water.org, that helps bring clean water to impoverished countries.

CHRISTIANE AMANPOUR: You’re not just a pretty face.  You’re not just the face of this campaign.
MATT DAMON:  I’m barely a pretty face.

Llewellyn King’s PSA

King kicked off his Sunday “White House Chronicle” program on WETA by discussing his work on behalf of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: “I can tell you, it has been one of the most extraordinary experiences of my life. I am a journalist and I’ve been a journalist for a very long time. I’m not used to getting mail that begins with ‘thank you.’”

When the cat’s away…

“I feel like I could post just about anything on DCist today and no one would care/notice. Hmm. This could be fun.” — DCist’s Martin Austermuhle.

Xmas music makes journo feel violent

“Only time in Christmas season I am tempted to get violent is when that ‘Grandma Got Run over By a Reindeer’ abominatioin comes on radio.” — Gannett National Correspondent and Columnist  Charles Raasch.

Boybander in Rome

“Wheels up for Rome. Enjoy spending the holiday in a country that can print its own currency.” — TPM‘s Brian Beutler.

Home for the Holidays

“Looking forward to Thanksgiving dinner with my Obama-loving mother-in-law and my Obama-hating aunt. #letstalkaboutsomethingelse” — WaPo‘s Karen Tumulty.

“One relative, discussing another’s interest in getting a smart phone: “I don’t think he knows it doesn’t actually make him smarter.” NJ “The Hotline’s” Editor-in-Chief Reid Wilson.

“The Blitzer Turkey. Delicious! Happy Thanksgiving.” — CNN’s Wolf Blitzer (who tweeted this accompanying picture of the delectable turkey.)

Oh no he didn’t…

“Jewish side of my family has delayed thanksgiving until Saturday so we take advantage of cheaper airfare.” — Labor journo Mike Elk. He also remarked, “So awkward when my gentile side of the family has to pray to Jesus before eating.”

Convvo Between Two Media Types

NBC Publicist ErikaMasonhall: “This isn’t the quiet car, but pretty sure it’s not play-your-iPod-on-speaker car either.”

House Maj. Leader Eric Cantor’s flack Brad Dayspring:”I always ride the quiet car…”

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Quotes of the Day

Roll Call HOH’s Neda Semnani and Publicist Rebecca Gale on Wednesday night at a packed Cava for the FamousDC/Roll Call happy hour.

A minor media request…

“Can y’all cut it with the Michelle Obama is pregnant crap? It’s the Weekly World News, not even a real media outlet!” — Washington Watch’s Roland Martin.

NJ‘s Wilson can relate to Perry’s bungle

“I forgot my lines in a production once. Most horrifying moment of my life.” — NJ “The Hotline’s” Reid Wilson in reaction to Rick Perry fumbling the debate this week.

Something to ponder…

“Before I get angry about someone covering up rape, I ask: ‘But is he good at teaching kids to throw and catch balls?” — Slate‘s Dave Weigel.

Unnecessary Tweet of the Day

“I have consumed more mint m&m’s in the past 3.5 days than is probably acceptable under the guise of ‘holiday spirit.’” – Roll Call‘s Meredith Shiner.

Presidential wisdom on the meaning of Santorum

“My son: It would be great if Santorum’s Google problem becomes SO well known they have to bleep his name on TV, even in a debate.” — WaPo‘s Gene Weingarten.

A Convo Between Two Journos (one of whom belches online)

CNN Senior National Editor Dave Schechter: “Be sure to eat at the nearby Beacon Drive-in. Burp.”

NJ‘s Major Garrett: “Heading there tonight. #gluttonyfirst”

 


FBDC to Crash Wilson-Pecnik Wedding

What do Ken Spain, Chuck Todd and Reince Priebus have in common?  If you answered: “they’re all attending a wedding that Matt and Betsy plan to crash,” you’re right on the money.  Just kidding!  Weddings are a snooze-a-palooza.  We’re only interested in the reception after National Journal Hotline Editor Reid Wilson and Veronica Pecnik tie the knot tomorrow evening.

We hear the hitchin’ will go down at the Decatur House around 5pm.  But don’t worry if you weren’t invited.  You can sneak in with FishbowlDC when the bride and groom hit Lafayette Park to capture their marital bliss on camera.  Just remember to wear your eatin’ pants and empty your handbags before the nuptials – we’ve heard rumblings of a raw bar.

In all seriousness, congrats to the happy couple!  We can’t wait to see you tomorrow night when we’ll claim to be Veronica’s second cousins from Sheboygan.

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