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Quotes of the Day: The V.P. Debate Edition

“Biden is better than Viagra for senior citizens #vpdebate” — ABC’s “The View” and Current TV’s Joy Behar.

Praise for Martha!

“Martha Raddatz already won this debate.” — lawyer and CNN Contributor Rachel Sklar.

“Can we have Martha do the debates at Hofstra and Boca, too?” — New York magazine’s John Heilemann.

“Hold Ryan’s feet to the fire Martha! That’s right!” — D.C. Councilman and former Mayor Marion Barry.

“Asking Martha Raddatz to moderate my Thanksgiving dinner.” — JRC’s Ryan Beckwith.

“Have we mentioned in the past 3 minutes what a great #VPdebate Martha Raddatz is running? Yep.” — Mother Jones.

“Martha Raddatz is doing a great job. Substantive and also maintaining control.” — NBC’s David Gregory.

“Holy smokes does @MarthaRaddatz know her facts or what?” — Photographer Lauren Burke.

Down with Martha!

It seems like whenever @PaulRyanVP is getting on a roll, Martha ‘Obama attended my wedding’ Raddatz cuts him off.” — The Daily Caller‘s Matthew Boyle, who added, “Martha ‘Obama attended my wedding’ Raddatz shouldn’t be allowed to moderate any more debates in future. She’s failed.”

“THE MARTHA AND JOE TAGTEAM INTERRUPTING RYAN.” — Conservative blogger Robert Stacy McCain.

“I’m sorry, after tonight I cannot support the Lehrer-Raddatz ticket.” — National Review‘s Jim Geraghty.

A compliment and an insult for Martha

“The thing about @MarthaRaddatz is she’s a reporter, not an anchor.” — Slate‘s Farhad Manjoo.

Debate fallout: Top Thoughts 

“Crossfire: VEEP edition.” — NYT‘s Nick Confessore.

“Old guys acting like a jerk ain’t cool. Think Romney’s jeans-wearing is also silly, for what it’s worth.” — Washington Examiner‘s Paul Bedard.

“Biden translation: I’ve been boys with Bibi since you were in diapers little buddy.” — CBS’s Kaylee Hartung.

“Biden is noticeably more loose. More folksy. Ryan has been solid..and his little interjection just now showed some life.” — NationalReviewOnline‘s Robert Costa.

“There is a real hair-product gap between the Obama-Biden and Romney-Ryan tickets.” — The New Yorker‘s Ryan Lizza.

“Biden is seriously annoying. Shut up dude.” — The Daily Caller‘s Paul Conner.

“Biden basically uncorking every line liberals wanted Obama to use.” — Slate‘s Dave Weigel.

“Fair to say Biden is speaking with details and Ryan in broad platitudes. Reflects their backgrounds on this subject matter.” — HuffPost‘s Sam Stein.

“This is better than Jerry Springer!” — Reason magazine’s Peter Suderman.

“I think Biden thinks he had his Lloyd Bentsen ‘you’re no Jack Kennedy’ moment with his “you’re kennedy now?” line. He didn’t.” — NationalReviewOnline‘s Jonah Goldberg.

“It is frightening right now how much Joe Biden reminds me of my dad (also from Scranton)” — NYT‘s Ashley Parker.

“Amazing Ryan is keeping his cool. I’m not onstage and Biden is starting to piss me off.” — The Atlantic‘s Molly Ball.

“Biden is going full-Biden tonight.” — RealClearPolitics reporter Scott Conroy.

“Seriously, Biden is just schooling young Ryan…fun to watch tho” — Media MattersEric Boehlert.

“What’s weird: Biden a little too loose, Ryan a little too tight.” — WaPo‘s Chris Cillizza.

“Biden fueled up for debate last few days on M&Ms, animal crackers & Gatorade. Sugar high appeared to kick in around 8:59 ET”  — West Wing Report‘s Paul Brandus.

“You have to admit, Biden is on fire.” — UVA Political Science Prof Larry Sabato.

“The Biden smile. its like a thousand snarky hate daggers” — BuzzFeed Washington Bureau Chief John Stanton.

“I think they tightened @JoeBiden’s hair plugs a little too much tonight.” — TownHall‘s Derek Hunter.

“Biden has mastered the art of answering the subject (and not the question), which is very effective in debates.” — The Week.com‘s Marc Ambinder.

“I’m 47 and not rich. I’m going to need Social Security, fuckers.” — WashingtonStakeOut.com  blogger Sam Husseini, who is also Comm. Director for the Institute for Public Accuracy.

“This debate is terrible. It is not a matter of who wins. It is a matter of this is just the kind of politics people hate.” — GOP Pollster Dick Morris.

“How this debate differs from fish: It takes three days for a fish to start stinking.” — Reason magazine’s Nick Gillespie.

And now, Chris Cillizza for the Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte

“The pumpkin spice latte is the Raul Ibanez of coffee drinks. It’s not always around but when it is, it’s very, very good.” — WaPo‘s Chris Cillizza.

Photo Credit: A parade of compliments poured in for the above Reuters photograph of Joe Biden and Paul Ryan. 

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In Defense of Drinking on the Job

“AMERICA has a proud history of drinking on the job.” That’s the opening line to this piece from The Economist. It’s an interesting way to grab my attention. Who doesn’t long for the good old days of chugging a flask of gin before stepping into the office to face your asshole boss? We are told that the scenes in “Mad Men” where we see men in suits guzzling scotch in the middle of the day are closer to reality than most Americans might realize. But, wait! They bring research into the mix! They say, “Another recent paper from the journal Consciousness and Cognition by psychologists at the University of Illinois confirms what many have long suspected: a couple of drinks makes workers more creative.” It’s true. After I’ve swilled a few gin and tonics, I think I’m a creative genius. But, having more ideas doesn’t mean I’m necessarily having better ideas.

It’s hard to imagine that a respected publication makes a serious case for getting drunk at work. Yet, here is The Economist trying to make that case. It’s a bizarre cause to take up, but considering The Economist owns CQ Roll Call, there are some recently fired employees who could probably use a drink AND a job right now. In fact, former Roll Call-er Ryan Beckwith baited current RC-er Amanda Becker on Twitter, saying, “I dare you to bring a six pack to work tomorrow with a copy of that editorial and leave it on the free food counter.”

Amanda, we’re here for moral support.

Is Will’s Fashion Influenced by Colbert?

On Sunday’s edition of “This Week,” a clip of Stephen Colbert mocking conservative columnist George Will‘s bow tie was played with Will looking on from the roundtable.

“If anybody knows fun, it’s George Will,” Colbert said on his show last Thursday. He was discussing a recent op-ed in which Will called Rick Santorum a “fun” Republican presidential candidate. “After all, a bow tie is just a necktie that’s doing this,” Colbert continued, crossing his arms near his neck in a type of 1990s gangster rapper pose.

Will, ever the funster, didn’t comment on the clip. But, as Roll Call’s Ryan Beckwith noted in a tweet, Will was noticeably not wearing a bow tie. Could it be that he’d seen Colbert’s joke and decided it would be best to go with a standard necktie from now on?

We checked around previous appearances of Will on “This Week” to find out if he typically opts for the necktie. He does (see here, here and here). In fact, it appears he’s also wearing a regular necktie in the mugshot for his column in WaPo. We asked the paper’s PR department if they could confirm it was a necktie. “Your guess is as good as mine, but it looks like a necktie,” WaPo‘s communication’s director Kris Coratti told us. “I do not know how Mr. Will felt about Colbert’s segment.”

Our conclusion: Colbert mis-mocked Will and is decidedly out of touch with Washington fashion.

We contacted Will on the matter. No response thus far.

Watch the clip from “This Week” here.

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Quotes of the Day


CNBC’s Eamon Javers gets swallowed by Kermit the Frog background:”Rehearsing for tonight’s #cnbcdebate in front of the biggest dang green screen I’ve ever seen.”

Editor gets pounded by mall doc on weight

“Christ, even the eye doctor at the mall is telling me to get more exercise. STICK TO THE EYES, DOC” — Gawker Political Editor Jim Newell. We’re not going to even ask why you’re eye doctor is at the mall.

Chelsea Handler on the Welsh Rugby player who woke up gay after a freak gym incident: “I love how he wakes up and he has to become a hairdresser. Like there’s no other job for a gay man. Like you could become an interior designer. You could become a Republican senator. There are many, many options.”

Journo questions Hardball host’s verbal skills

“Does it annoy you, @grovernorquist, that it’s pathologically impossible for @hardball_chris to pronounce your name correctly? #hardball” — Newsbusters’ Ken Shepherd.

Pre-Presidential debate trash talking

“Romney’s the only remotely sane one, & he’s the guy who drove 500 miles with his dog on the roof of the car.” — WaPo‘s Gene Weingarten.

WCP employees lash out at fire alarm

“Once again, @wcp fire alarm defeated simply by people yelling at it. Now just hope there isn’t actually a fire.” — WCP Managing Editor Mike Madden.

Boybander loses marbles over Chili’s Too

“Chili’s Too is truly a sad, pale imitation of Chili’s. I want my baby back ribs!!!” –  Think Progress blogger Matt Yglesias. Correction: We confused Yglesias for his friend Spencer Ackerman and have taken out the banana wisecrack. RELAX SARA LIBBY.

Ambinder wants Eddie’s gig

“I am available to host the Oscars.” — NJ‘s Marc Ambinder after comedian Eddie Murphy drops out.

Unnecessary Tweet of the Day

“DILEMMA: I want to eat this chewy granola bar, but it has a picture of a Jonas Brother on it.” — Roll Call Editor Ryan Beckwith. Then, inexplicably, the granola bar Twitter handle confronts him. “@quakerchewy: @ryanbeckwith We can assure you, it’s delicious. Which flavor are you snackin’ on, Ryan?” And he responds, “PB & Jonas.” Beckwith should be banned from ever conversing with a granola bar during work hours. If he wants to stay up late into the night chatting away with quakerchewy so be it. But it should be frowned upon.


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Racy thoughts from WaPo‘s ME

“Rock stars get room keys. I get business cards.” — WaPo Managing Editor Raju Narisetti.

HuffPost‘s Sam Stein attempts bribery

“Free drinks to anyone who rt’s my story huff.to/w1ZJoM #anewtactic” — HuffPost‘s Sam Stein in a funny reaction to James O’Keefe‘s absurd charge that he boozes up his sources to get stories. Read more about the Stein ordeal here on Mediaite. Also read their interview with O’Keefe by White House Correspondent Tommy Christopher.

A question we should all ponder…“How long do lights on Twinkle Toe Princess shoes last? Got pairs for our 8 & 4 yr old today. Already close to desperation.” — NPR’s Scott Simon.

TV reporter to Mr. Conductor: Leave me alone!

“Not only is @Amtrak overcrowded and overpriced the customer service is awful! Mr. Conductor don’t take your bad day out on me.” — NBC Washington’s  John Schriffen.

TV cameraman scares crap out of radio reporter

“Just had the S scared out of me, bumping into @newmediajim outside Starbucks when he cheerfully shouted ‘Neal!’ Always good to see him, tho.” — WTOP’s Neal Augenstein in a recent tweet. He’s referring to NBC News cameraman Jim Long.

TMZ’s Harvey Levin: A Visionary?

A note was slipped to me by a stranger during TMZ founder Harvey Levin’s speech at the National Press Club on Monday. It read, “I’ve been a member here for almost 25 years. Heard Pres. candidiates, CEO’s of largest corporations, cabinet secretaries. He is far and away the best speaker we’ve heard at the NPC. Relevant; speaking/not reading; Visionary.” Among other things, Levin said Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Ill.), with whom he had dinner some months ago, would thank him for putting him and his abs on TMZ. He said the NYT has figured out the web better than most; he remarked that LAT has a “good” website with issues. Levin stressed the need to “reinvent” and “evolve.” He said, “Newspapers don’t need to fold — they need to reinvent themselves. …There’s this holy grail, that we must preserve newspapers. Why?” He calls the rush to publish web stories a “cop out,” saying, “the web doesn’t force you to publish before you’re ready to publish. You still decide when to pull the trigger.”

Favorite lines from WaPo Monica Hess‘s story on Dangerous Instincts by a former FBI profiler and serial killer expert: “Reading the book is likely to do one of two things. If you tend to be lackadaisical about things such as door-locking, then the book will introduce you to the deadbolt. If you’re already vigilant, then it will make you purchase a Navy SEAL dog with bionic teeth.” If you don’t care about sleeping, read the full story here.

CQ Roll Call Welcomes Baby Beckwith

Labor Day came early for CQ Roll Call’s Ryan Beckwith and wife, Alison.  The happy couple welcomed to the world today Liliana Rose Beckwith.  Weighing in at 8 lbs, 6 oz. and measuring 21 inches, Baby Becks was born at 1:03 AM.  Her proud papa gives her a “category 4 cuteness” rating.

Congrats to Ryan and Alison.  And welcome to the Fishbowl, Liliana!

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Quotes of the Day


Reporter eavesdrops at airport

“Guys next to me at Detroit Airport already talking about fried butter on a stick. Something about honey batter? #IowaStateFair” — Roll Call‘s Shira Toeplitz in a Thursday tweet. Last night’s “Daily Show” featured Aasif Mandvi, a campaign trail correspondent, eating raw butter on a stick from the Iowa State Fair.

The Observer

“Heh @JoeNBC extra feisty today. Extra caffeine in his Starbucks? I like it. #politics” — TNR Blogger Jonathan Cohn in a Friday morning tweet.

The Critic

“I bet Ron Paul shops at JCPenney’s” — The Daily Caller‘s media writer Jeff Poor in a Thursday night tweet while watching the GOP debate.

Kownacki stars in remake of Matt Mackowiak film “Shameless II”

“@JanetDonovan @NikkiSchwab but let’s be real, it’s not a party until the 3 of us get there.” — Brendan Kownacki in a Thursday tweet. Kownacki is among our Summer Superlative nominees for Biggest Open Bar Fly in Washington for incessantly attending evening media parties despite being a reporter. He does occasionally blog and attend red carpets for Donovan. Donovan is planning a party at her house for all the “losers” in this category. Does this mean Kownacki will or will not be invited? We’ll see…To vote, visit here.

Famous last words…

“Can we all agree that we won’t collectively live-tweet every zinger tonight? — RealClearPoliticsScott Conroy in a Thurday pre-debate tweet.

Convo Between Speechwriter and Blogger

The conversation is between Sen. Jim DeMint’s (R-S.C.) speechwriter/adviser Amanda Carpenter, a former TWT columnist, and WaPo Conservative issues blogger Jennifer Rubin. Note: Carpenter (not likely intentionally) butchered the spelling of Capehart’s first and last name…it’s Jonathan Capehart.

Carpenter: WaPo‘s Johnathan Capeheart [sic] says he was asleep last night during the debate. But still shows up on TV to talk about it…

Rubin: @amandacarpenter crappy, cheap shot.. there is this new thing called DVR

UPDATE: Carpenter wrote in to say: “Yes, I completely butchered his name. Unintentionally. Can I blame it on the lack of coffee from being pregnant?”

Reporter once worked for Godfather’s Pizza

“I’d just like to say I used to work at Godfather’s Pizza, and I used a paintbrush to slather liquid butter on pizza crusts #HermanCainTrain” — The Daily Caller‘s CJ Ciaramella in a Thursday night tweet while watching the GOP debate.

Ewww…

“Just got out of the shower. This is the Obligatory Wet Naked Blogging tweet.” — Conservative blogger and former TWT Asst. National Editor Robert Stacy McCain in a Thursday tweet. No words for the inappropriateness of this and no explanation for what is wrong with him. And no, Stacy, we don’t view you as a villain, just a creepy guy. Still, we’re going to give you these lovely fluffy towels so you can dry yourself off.

Some wonky thing we can say we haven’t wondered about in a good while…”Is the UK/US gap on ‘plastic’ vs ‘rubber’ bullets a usage difference, or are they actually made of different things?” — Think Progress’ Matt Yglesias in a Thursday tweet.

Norah gets Pawlenty’s pre-debate prep

“@timpawlenty appeared relaxed & tells me he’s spending the day in debate prep and then will prob go for a run bf tonight’s crucial debate.” — CBS News Chief White House Correspondent Norah O’Donnell in a Thursday tweet.

Advice for ‘old’ reporters

“@jaketapper 1. Read the Harry Potter books. You’ll need them to communicate with your staff. #adviceforoldreporters” — Roll Call Features Editor Ryan Beckwith in a Thursday tweet, poking fun at Tapper’s 11 pieces of advice for young reporters on the trail.

 

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Quotes of the Day

JOURNO LOVE – MSNBC “Morning Joe” C0-host Mika Brzezinksi: “Congrats @NorahODonnell!!” O’Donnell recently made the move from NBC to CBS where she is Chief White House Correspondent.

Just us gals

“Recess = @jasonjdick and I chat about hair conditioner in the office at 4 p.m.” — Roll Call Features Editor Ryan Beckwith in a Thursday tweet. This is a pretty upscale brand if they’re looking for quality.

Distracted publicist

“I have to start paying attention to traffic signals. Almost been run over twice today.” — Publicist and former ABC “This Week” employee Courtney Cohen in a Thursday tweet. Yesterday we reported that Cohen returned a moldy onion to Whole Foods.

Hazy defends his network’s honor

“Um, so that’s #MSNBC *not* MNSBC.” — The Nation‘s Editor-at-Large and Boy Band member Chris Hayes in a Thursday tweet to a follower who wrote MNSBC when suggesting a name title for his weekend MSNBC program. The suggestion: “The Hangover.”

Blinking headline catches Malkin’s eye

“Yow. Drudge’s headline on the Dow plunge is *blinking.* Is this a first?” — Conservative syndicated columnist Michelle Malkin in a Thursday tweet.

Uh oh.

“This is a really s^%$y time for Comcast to be dropping my internet connection.” — Albuquerque Journal D.C. Bureau Chief Michael Coleman in a Thursday tweet.

Defiant spelling mistake

“Just misspelled Washington. It’s now ‘Washing-tron.’ I think it’s an improvement, and don’t see the need in changing it.” — TBDer Jeremy Binckes in a Thursday tweet.

Amateur food critic recommends…

“Highly recommend the black bean burger @chefgeoffs downtown.” — GreenwiresJeremy Jacobs in a Thursday tweet.

Words to live by…

“@FishbowlDC when was #DC about anything other than self-promotion?” — Occasional blogger Brendan Kownacki in a Thursday tweet.

Convo Between Two Journos

Today’s exchange is between conservative writer Derek Hunter and MSNBC’s Hayes. Enjoy.

Hunter: “Before @MSNBC creates a weekend program for WH spouse @ChrisLHayes shouldn’t they create weekday programming people want to watch? #p2 #Fail”

Hayes: “@derekahunter Not that you care, but my wife no longer works at the WH, FYI.”

Unnecessary Tweet of the Day

“I’m headed to Los Angeles tomorrow. I suppose I should do some laundry and pack.” — Soon-t0-be HuffPost’s Michael Grass in a Thursday tweet.

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Work? Forget it. It’s time to play Ping Pong.

“The ping pong moratorium begins at The Daily Caller. @logicologist @mattklewis @j_strong are beginning their film shoot.” — The Daily Caller Homepage Editor Vince Coglianese in a Monday tweet on a video ping pong contest transpiring between reporters Matt Lewis and Jonathan Strong.

Bureau Chief reaches sad conclusion

“I’ve decided I’m following too many Washington journalists. It’s an echo chamber in here.” — Albuquerque Journal Washington Bureau Chief Michael Coleman in a Tuesday morning tweet.

No more stupid, pointless press releases!

“I didn’t want your press release about a luxury Tribeca loft in the first place. I don’t want your correction to it now.” — Roll Call‘s Ryan Beckwith in a Monday tweet.

Should reporters read commenters?

“If reporters read comments on their stories & took them to heart, they would quit journalism. Oh for a civil debate.” — Former NPR Ombudsman Alicia Shepard in a Monday tweet.

Bio of the Day

CNN’s Athena Jones: “Journalist. Covered 2008 campaign. Spent the early 2000s working for the wires in South America – mostly in Argentina. Music/movie/book junkie.”

“The House servers are crashed.” — MSNBC’s Ed Schultz at 10:50 p.m. Live.

Weigel loves Gaga

We know you’ve been wondering. So here it is. At the moment, the top playing song on Slate‘s Dave Weigel‘s iPod is Lady Gaga’s “The Edge of Glory” from her album Born This Way.

TWT writer sums up Bachelorette

“Ashley has established repeatedly that she lost a lot of weight for this show. Excessive midriffs, mini skirts, bikinis.” — TWT Senior Opinion Page Writer Emily Miller in a Monday night tweet assessing ABC’s “The Bachelorette.” Later, after we inquired who annoying Ashley will end up with she added, “I usually don’t read the spoilers, but Ashley sucks so much that I don’t care. @RealitySteve said it’s JP and they are engaged.”

Debt ceiling standstill causes cell phone nightmare

“Somehow my cell got listed for Sen Shelby’s office. Ringing off hook since Obama’s address. In case you were wondering if it’d have any impact.” — CBS’s Christine Delargy in a Monday night tweet.

A Convo Between Two Journos

Today’s conversation is between Reuters Columnist and CNBC Contributor Jim Tankersley and AP‘s Phillip Elliot.

Jim Tankersley: Tried to burn off my #debtceiling frustration with a 4-mile run. Didn’t help. Phillip Elliot: #14weekstomarathon #boehnertrainer? Jim Tankersley: @Philip_Elliott Does that include smoke breaks every third mile? #boehnertrainer

Unnecessary Tweet of the Day

“@jmestepa I feel for you! Can’t live w/o pantry. Where would I keep my 3 bottles of molasses? #sadbuttrue” — FBDC Reigning Unnecessary Tweet champion Metro Weekly‘s Sean Bugg to Roll Call‘s Jessica Estepa in a Monday night tweet. Estepa earned the Unnecessary Tweet of the Day award for remarking on her lack of a pantry over the weekend.  Estepa’s response late Monday? Just as unnecessary: “I’m just saying, lack of pantry is not fun. Where are all of my baking supplies and canned goods supposed to go now? #dilemma”

 

CQ Roll Call Power Restored, NOMAgeddon Over?

The several-day power outage at CQ Roll Call, dubbed NOMAgeddon by Ryan Beckwith, may have finally come to an end.  According to a memo from Kathy Black, who refuses to use our suggested email sign-off (Black, out!), power is currently being restored to 77 K Street.  But Kathy warns staffers not to buy Pepco’s smooth jive just yet. She says the utility company fixed the problem last night too – but only for 90 minutes.  Oh snap!

Black, out!

 

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