Quotes of the Day — the Google/Fox News GOP Debate Version
Journo experiences random act of kindness
“Mom with crying baby on plane just passed out earplugs to all sitting near them. Nice.” — Yahoo! News’ Chris Moody en route to Orlando.
D. Shuster lobs insult at Bret Baier
“Uneven, often silly moderating by @bret_Baier. ie: ‘How are you going to fix the problem? You have 30 seconds to answer.’” — Current TV’s David Shuster.
Newt refrains from attacking Wallace
“Someone gave Newt his happy pills today. He is smiling and not attacking the moderators.” — Politico‘s Ben White.
Baier suffers sudden liberal columnist amnesia
“Apparently there’s a ‘liberal columnist’ protection program, or Bret Baier didn’t know the guy’s name. #gopdebate” — WaPo‘s Ed O’Keefe. Slate‘s John Dickerson comes through. It’s Richard Cohen.
“Bachmann is going to put her foster children on the border to secure it.” – Slate‘s Dickerson.
“What about word scrambles? That would keep us thinking.” — GOP media consultant Ron Bonjean mocking the packs of words Baier kept flashing on screen to show which issues stood out most.
“Bachmann is giving Wallace Newsweek eyes.” — The New Yorker‘s Ryan Lizza.
A Quick Convo Between Two Journos
Today’s conversation is between The Weekly Standard’s John McCormack and Slate’s Dave Weigel.
McCormack: Glad to see media have decided takeaway of this debate will again be reaction of 7 loutish audience members. Weigel: John We haven’t decided yet. The meeting is at 11:05, at Greg’s house. (As in WaPo‘s Plumline writer Greg Sargent.) McCormack: @daveweigel Can I come? Promise not to record meeting and give tapes to Daily Caller. #crossmyheart
More random debate reaction….
“OH MY GOD THERE’S ANOTHER HOUR?” — Vanity Fair blogger Juli Weiner.
“Perry’s upper lip visibly sweaty.” — HuffPost‘s Jon Ward.
“Twitter is moving too fast” — Politico‘s Maggie Haberman.
“Jon Huntsman re-cycles the same hideous yellow necktie. Probably can’t afford another after WEAVER thievery” — GOP Consultant Roger Stone.
“Wallace has a little GTL going on.” — The Blaze‘s Eddie Scarry with a “Jersey Shore” reference.
Big John’s Red Lobster prowess
“Ate 4 cheesey biscuits, a ceasar salad, fries, 48 skrimps and drank 2 ice cold buds at Red Lobster. Bold flavor city, you guys.” — Roll Call‘s John Stanton. (Not a debate reference but we still thought it worthy of mentioning.)
McRib chatter heard at debate
“Watching internet stream of GOP debate, during commercial break producers seem to be talking about the McRib.” — ThinkProgress Liberal blogger Matt Yglesias. Politico‘s Sara Libby confirmed this fact.
The debate bell…
“By the way, everyone likes the new sound, far more pleasing instead of the bell? I guess they do.” — FNC’s Baier. But not so fast…“I keep thinking I’m getting messaged on Gchat. This is sooo confusing. #DebateTheFix.” — WaPo‘s Aaron Blake.
Gary Johnson Fan Club
“Gary Johnson, this is your mother f—ing moment!” — HuffPost‘s Sam Stein.
“Did Gary Johnson Star in Napoleon Dynomite?” — Mother Jones‘ David Corn.
“I would love to have Gary Johnson fix stuff in my home.” — Politico‘s Ben Smith.