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Quotes of the Day


CNN and Former FishbowlDC’s Matt Dornic: “New show: Silver Fox Sundays w @bobcusack?” Cusack is Managing Editor of The Hill.

Scribe on strange flight

“Flight attendant just scolded passengers, says boarding process lasted longer than her first marriage. Ouch.” — Roll Call‘s Shira Toeplitz.

Did journo smoke ashes before writing this?

“When someone Tweets a link without crediting the person it comes from, their ReTweets are ashes in the mouth.” — CBS Political Director and Slate‘s John Dickerson.

The Observer

“Colbert with @georgestephanopolous is brilliant!” — MSNBC Contributor Karen Finney.

And an alternative viewpoint…

“Breaking: Zombie David Brinkley wakes up. ‘F**k this shit, I’m taking the show back.’ #ThisWeek’” — Below the Beltway blogger Dave Mataconis.

Journo savors New Year’s resolution on relationships

“OK, that’s it for my purple-hued career. Now sipping porter and savoring 2012 resolution to stop putting energy into broken relationships.” — Former Yahoo! NewsChris Lehmann, former husband to The Guardian‘s Ana Marie Cox. “No new gig to speak of — just getting out,” he wrote in response to what he’ll be doing now that he’s no longer with Yahoo! News. He also recently explained to another Chris Lehmann on Twitter that, “Actually, I’m no longer married to Ana Marie Cox.” Lehmann II replied, “Oh dear. Sorry to hear that.”

Scribe grateful for break from GOP primary

“Thank you Tim Tebow and Tom Brady for being interesting enough to cancel out the GOP primary in my timeline for a few hours.” — Roll Call‘s John Stanton.

From the Road

“I’m in Dubai. Just enjoying a leisurely breakfast at the Media One Hotel before I head to Kabul on Monday.” — USA Today and ABC Radio’s Carmen Gentile.

And the award for the most ridiculous way to connect an event back to you goes to…

“Farewell, Huntsman! Thanks for meeting w/ the @HarvardIOP students during the campaign.” — PBS’s Christina Bellantoni on hearing that Jon Huntsman was dropping out of the presidential race.

Happy Birthday to…first lady Michelle Obama.

Convo Between Two Types

Today’s conversation is between Big Big Fat Ritchie and Human Events Jason Mattera. Who Big Big Fat Ritchie isn’t really important.

Mattera: “Anthony Weiner saga continues: He’s turned on by other dudes apparently.” (Inexplicably he links to a weeks old Dec. story in the NYP.)

Big Big Fat Ritchie: “Jason Mattera, Weiner is old news. May he rest in peace. #freaks”

Tragedy Strikes…

“Broke out my yarn bowl. Christmas present from my mom.” — BigGov and CNN Contributor Dana Loesch. Come on Andrew Breitbart. Least you can do is spring for a new yarn bowl.

Jouno laments speeding tickets from Iowa

“Just learned of some speeding tickets I picked up in Iowa. Come on, Hawkeye State. Y’all used to be cool. And where did you catch me?!” — ReutersSam Youngman.

 

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Quotes of the Day — Behind the Curtain in Des Moines


The Rachels: RealClearPoliticsScott Conroy says on Twitter, “What they’re watching at Santorum’s party #iacaucus.” The Rachels tortured us early Wednesday morning with a very special episode of “Up With Chris Hayes” at 1 a.m.

Fishbowl Des Moines (Adios, Mike Allen, we’re taking back the night.)

Luntz’s puffy coat

“Frank Luntz on Fox News has the biggest, puffiest down jacket I have ever seen in my life.” — Zach Wolf, ABC News Political Unit. (Photo credit: Yahoo! News’s Chris Moody.)

Confusion on the campaign trail

“Ron Paul staffer gets confused thinks I work ‘the times’ instead of ‘in these times’ asks if I want to speak to the Congressman.” — Labor journo Mike Elk.

Journo loses his belt; disaster averted

“At the lovely Capitol in Des Moines to join @BretBaier. Fortunately we’ll be seated so my lost belt shouldn’t result in YouTube hilarity.” — ReutersSam Youngman.

Birthdays: “Happy 1st birthday to Wee-Bey, the dog. The one year old goldendoodle will be celebrating by licking his balls.” — FBDC’s Peter Ogburn. (h/t Ogburn and h/t Mike Allen for h/t) Asked about presents, Peter remarked, “I did get Wee-Bey a present. The exciting new E-Book from Politico, The Right Fights Back.”

The Beauty Experts

Sarah Palin‘s half-beehive is back!” — Politico media writer Keach Hagey. (Photo credit: Business Insider’s Glynnis MacNicol.)

“Loser or not, Michelle Bachmann looks fabulous.” — HuffPost‘s Christina Wilkie. Wilkie also observed Ron Paul‘s wife, saying, “Carol Paul is rocking a fur collared coat. A big one. Indoors. At a campaign event. Thoughts? #iacaucus.”

“First time a presidential candidate’s on-stage surrogate has EVER has a neck tattoo. #iacaucus” — WaPo‘s Aaron Blake.

Lizza lets loose

“Can we all agree the Iowa Straw Paul is f*cking stupid now?” — The New Yorker‘s Ryan Lizza, who also wrote, “I picked a terrible night to be on deadline for a 10,000 word piece not about GOP politics.” But our favorite Lizza from the night is by far this: “What’s on Marcus’s lips?” (In reference to Michelle Bachmann’s hubby, Marcus.) On another note entirely, what the f$%# was Marcus doing buying their dog, Boomer, sunglasses in Iowa?

Tapper pays Busey a compliment (wink! wink!)

“I cannot understate the importance of the Gary Busey endorsement, then withdrawal of said endorsement, of @NewtGingrich.” — ABC News Senior White House Correspondent Jake Tapper.

Spotted: Journos being  journos

“Spotted in Des Moines, midnight Central: A bunch of reporters who thought they would be drunk and/or in bed right now.” — The Atlantic‘s Molly Ball.

Watch out. Harwood’s caffeinated.

“Modern media life: Up 4 am in Iowa. 19 hours of live shots. Charter flight to NH. Arrive hotel. Now, coffee…then more live shots.” — CNBC’s and NYT‘s John Harwood.

Arianna cracks on CNN’s John King

“Waiting for John King to get sucked into his Touch Screen Map, Poltergeist-style.” — HuffPost/AOL Editor-in-Chief Arianna Huffington.

And back in Washington…

The weather outside is frightful

“NEVER GOING OUTSIDE AGAIN and also other irrational things because it’s just so so cold.” WaPo‘s Lindsay Apple.

An evening in

“Leftover palak paneer? Check. Bottomless iced tea? Check. Power outlet? Check. Bring it on, Iowa. #caucus” — NPR’s Andy Carvin.

The TV Critics

“Fox News discussion hours before the caucuses: Are reporters who tweet full of themselves?” — Tribune‘s Mike Memoli.

Bret Baier back on this ‘guy in a truck’ thing…what the hell? Enough already.” — The Times of London‘s Matt Spence.

“I thought it was odd when Sanford signed off his Fox News interview with, ‘Tienes los ojos más bonitos del mundo.’ — National Review Online‘s Jim Geraghty on former S.C. Gov. Mark Sanford‘s punditry appearance on FNC last night.

“Gingrich translated: ‘If the truth hurts, fuck you.’” — Metro Weekly Co-Publisher Sean Bugg.

Marcus Bachmann would have made a lovely first lady. #iacaucus” — Crooks & Liars’ Tina Dupuy.

“As Ron Paul speaks, Rand is standing behind him looking like he’s at a funeral.” — The Atlantic‘s Molly Ball.

“I think we can all agree that Boomer Bachmann getting new sunglasses was more interesting than this speech.” — FNC Democratic political analyst and Daily Beast columnist Kirsten Powers.

Teeth brushing or Romney speech? That’s easy.

“How captivated was I by Romney’s stump/victory speech? Half-way through, I ran to brush my teeth.” – Roll Call’s Shira Toeplitz.

Why Santorum? Well, for one thing…

“I am rooting for Santorum to win because, as far as I am aware, he has not strapped a dog to his car while driving long distances.” — Activist and former DCist writer Dave Stroup.

Hawaiian Pool Duty comes to a close

“Just checked out of my room in Hawaii. The president’s vacation is over for him and now for me too. I’m relieved.” — Politico‘s Jennifer Epstein.

Makeup lady on Roland Martin

“Doing @rolandsmartin makeup. He’s bringing some soul to the makeup room!” –  Stevie Martin.

Boybander pledges quality

“My pledge to you: writing on a short deadline does not give me license to mix metaphors. Danger Room: Where Quality Is Job #1.” — Wired‘s Spencer Ackerman.

Tracy gets racy

“No, I will not be CAUCUSING tonight. Sounds a bit perverse.” — Cheoff Geoff Tracy, husband to CBS Chief White House Correspondent Norah O’Donnell.

Holy S#%t! Tschida’s got rats

“So exterminator confirms I have very SMART rats. They dodge the traps and gorge on bananas. Just realized… I’d prefer ghosts.” — ABC7 reporter Stephen Tschida.

Convo Between Two Journos

The Guardian‘s Ana Marie Cox: “Fox News turning out to be a really good source for news about the bottom four candidates.” Lizza: “Future on-air talent.”

MUST CREDIT BUZZFEED. Or else!

“I won’t do a ‘Must Credit BuzzFeed.’ But please do credit BuzzFeed. We’re a fragile young thing.” — BuzzFeed Editor Ben Smith on their exclusive that Sen. McCain plans to endorse Romney today.

Unnecessary Tweet of the Day

“I hate politicians who say they aren’t politicians. Even if they’re wearing a super-cute blue blazer.” — Metro Weekly‘s Mr. Bugg. Congrats Bugg! You’ve won back your crown.

 

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Quotes of the Day


“The impromptu Hitchens memorial outside his Kalorama apt. building.” — Photograph by Roll Call‘s Shira Toeplitz.

Russert uses Kardashian to insult football player

Reggie Bush: Bust of a pick, cheated at #USC lost his Heisman and dumped by Kardashian.” — NBC Congressional Correspondent Luke Russert. Kim Kardashian previously dated Bush, running back for the Miami Dolphins.

Holiday dining

“You win, Holidays. One cannot live on a diet of wine and pigs in a blanket.” — NBC “TODAY Show’s” Savannah Guthrie.

Knoller and Cialis

“Have you noticed this Cialis commercial. It turns a couple’s home into an amusement park Duh.” — CBS White House radio correspondent Mark Knoller, in a clear break from covering the White House.

‘All the news that’s fit to omit’

“All Romney did was answer a question that was posed to him, which now clearly looks like a set-up by the Times to make Romney appear zany by his use of the word. For this story the Times masthead slogan should be changed from ‘All the News That’s Fit to Print’ to ‘All the News That’s Fit to Omit.’” — Don Irvine, who works for Accuracy in Media, in a story published Sunday on GOP Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney calling Newt “zany.” The word was prompted by NYT scribe Jeff Zeleny. Irvine writes that it was the women of The View, specifically Whoopi an Joy, who brought the news to light.

Republican Communications Strategist Matt Deluca is “Woozy from pain meds = not fun.”

Sentimental scribe

“Saw 2 #military homecomings this weekend. Lone troops walking off a plane to family and friends. Quiet, poignant, moving moments.” — WaPo‘s Ed O’Keefe.

Journo annoyed with Amtrak

“Dear Amtrak, if train is cancelled as customer service line confirms, maybe announce to people in station? #fail.” — TPM Editor-in-Chief Josh Marshall.

Convo Between Two Media Types

TIME‘s Mark Halperin in a humble brag: “Hi ho hi ho, it’s off to @Morning_Joe I go — to talk Noko, taxes, and ’12. Meanwhile, @KevinMaddenDC zzzzzzs. Watch 6-9am ET.”

GOP Pundit/Strategist Kevin Madden: “Pullease.” (Madden is Executive V.P. of Public Affairs of JDA Frontline, a public affairs firm with offices in D.C. and Charleston, S.C.)

Tick Tock: Jack Abramoff Book Party

Today FishbowlMatt and I take you inside last night’s book party at the Northwest Washington home of Daily Caller Editor-in-Chief Tucker Carlson and his wife, Susie, for famed ex-lobbyist Jack Abramoff. The book: Capitol Punishment: The Hard Truth About Washington Corruption From America’s Most Notorious Lobbyist. We’ll give you a play-by-play interpretation of what went down — FishbowlDC style. Some of it’s blind quoting, eavesdropping, and prison jokes, for which we make no apologies. Some of it’s petty and juvenile and involves taking advantage of people who have had a few drinks (a la HuffPost‘s Drunken Specialist Sam Stein), for which we also make no apologies. By the way, actor Kevin Spacey and former Washington Mayor Marian Barry both RSVP’d that they’d attend. Neither showed. Who did? Find out after the jump…

Let’s begin.

5:07 p.m. FishbowlMatt texts and wants to know what I’m wearing. I tell him I’m dressing down, that we’re going to a party where there will be an island of misfits and we can wear whatever we want. I assure him my outfit will not incorporate Stephanie Green golf ball-size multi-strand pearl necklaces.

6:40 p.m. We arrive fashionably early Tucker’s house and are greeted by friendly valets.

6:41 p.m. Publicist Janet Donovan arrives by cab with a giant golden handbag.

6:42 p.m. It’s 66 degrees outside. Roaring fire clearly for ambiance. Not function.

6:45 p.m. Tucker is holding court by the fireplace discussing the Politico story about The Daily Caller‘s “growing pains” published earlier in the day. He has a lot of reactions, one of which involves explaining the importance of “pissing up.” All in all, the story didn’t upset him.

6:55 p.m. We go to the more remote bar off the living room where intern Jordan Bloom is dressed in a white shirt and black bow tie and tending bar. Matt writes, “We meet Jordan Bloom, battered intern.”

7 p.m. Daily Caller reporter Matthew Boyle arrives and chats up Tucker about the Politico story. Boyle refuses to talk to any member of the press on the record.

7:10 p.m. We run into communications exec David Bass in a big fat striped suit. The suit has fat blue and white stripes; Bass isn’t plump. We start snapping his picture. He wants a do over, explaining, “I have the same stupid look on my face in every picture. Let me try not to look stupid.”

7:20 p.m. Oh look. It’s The Weekly Standard/Daily Caller‘s Matt Labash. He quickly admires FishbowlMatt’s gray tweed pants and says I’m not allowed to write anything about anything he says or he’ll break both my legs (the first part of this is true). FBDCMatt describes his trousers as a “tweed flannel hybrid.” Labash is clearly impressed.

7:21 p.m. More guests arrive. FishbowlMatt commentary: “There’s a glitterball coming in right now.”

7:22 p.m. Bathroom door locks but doesn’t latch. Not worth taking a chance. (Capitol File Editor-in-Chief Kate Bennett will later say someone walked in on her while she was in the can. She says she was just washing her hands.)

7: 25 p.m. Politico‘s Patrick Gavin and FishbowlMatt begin an in-depth conversation about no-iron shirts. Matt says he’s a “holy hell sweater.” Gavin says he plans to buy a decent wardrobe in the new year. Tonight he has worn a long-sleeved maroon shirt made of waffle material. It’s from the Gap.

7:30 p.m. I place a half-full wine glass on a stack of Jack Abramoff books for a moment and an undisclosed reporter says, “He was in prison for three years and tried not to get rimmed and look what you’re doing with a wine glass on the Abramoff books.”

7:33 p.m. An undisclosed reporter asks, “Who is that fat guy on the couch? I mean, he’s ‘stop-on-the-street’ fat. Isn’t he?”

7:34 p.m.: NYT‘s Mark Leibovich chats with partygoers. He says the book’s slowly coming along but that he must get back to regular newspaper writing soon. Guests tell him they can’t wait to read his book.

7:35 p.m. The living room speeches begin. Tucker says (in part): “I think Jack is a genuinely nice person. I don’t trust anyone who hasn’t been humiliated in public.” He mentions being on “Dancing With the Stars.”

7:37 p.m. Jack: “I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart,” he tells a packed room of guests. “This is my first book and may be my last if no one reads it.” He explains that his publicist Janet “is working me to the ground. I had 17 interviews today. I don’t have a tail and horns.” He says his wife, Pam, doesn’t read newspapers or watch TV. He also says she kept removing herself from the book until he explained that he had to explain where their children came from. Jack on prison life: “It’s a horrific place.” Jack on the kindness of others: “I’m not sure we deserve it, but I hope we keep meriting your friendship.” He recounts being on FNC’s Sean Hannity‘s program last week. He told Hannity he was going to appear on MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell‘s show. Hannity tried to talk him out of it, telling him it was a waste of time. Jack appeared on O’Donnell’s “Last Word” anyhow and grew frightened as he spotted Michael Moore. He thought to himself, ‘We better hide.’ Soon he hears Moore inquiring, “Where’s Jack?” Moore approached and said, “God bless you. Keep up the great work. It’s fantastic.” Jack’s reaction: “Am I dreaming?” He calls the evening at Carlson’s home “the finest night of our lives in the last eight years. This tops them all.”

8:30 p.m. (roughly): A guest is ready to leave. He remarks, “I think I’ve done my time here, so to speak.” Reporters in the vicinity laugh.

Find out which reporter with a liberal agenda crashed the party…

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Roll Call Scribe’s Father Dies in Israel

Our deepest condolences to Roll Call‘s Shira Toeplitz, who lost her father this week. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that Gideon Toeplitz died Sunday night in his sleep in Israel. He was born in Tel Aviv. He was 66.

Toeplitz ran the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra from 1987 to 2003. During his employment, he signed on Marvin Hamlisch as conductor. Music was in his blood. His father, Uri, was a principle flutist in the Israeli Philharmonic. He, too, played flute and was skilled enough to substitute for his father. His godfather was pianist Rudolph Serkin.

While the exact cause of Toeplitz’s death is unknown, the obituary reports that he had Diabetes as well as a benign brain tumor in 2007. During his hospital stay he contracted a staph infection and fell into a coma. He recovered, however, and returned to attending orchestra concerts.

Remarks from and about Toeplitz’s daughters were added to the newspaper’s blog with the reporter profusely apologizing that they’d been trimmed from the obituary. See the remarks after the jump…

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Journos to Sing Out Loud In Public

CBS’s Bob Schieffer. Politico‘s Dave Catanese. CNN’s Brianna Keilar and Dan Lothian. Roll Call‘s Shira Toeplitz. TWT‘s Peter Parisi.

These are some of the boldface names you’ll see on stage in two weeks when Washington’s bravest journalists take to the stage to belt out a song.

It’s the one night each year when Democratic and Republican operatives, Hill staffers, and the media who cover their diminishing bipartisanship join forces to sing badly for a good cause. Karaoke in the Capital, sponsored by the American Association of Political Consultants — with some proceeds benefiting Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation — returns to Washington D.C.’s Rock and Roll Hotel on Wednesday, October 19th. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at KaraokeInTheCapital.com. Doors open at 7 p.m.

For those interested in singing, the slots fill up fast. Last year’s stellar performances included FNC’s Ed Henry (then at CNN) singing Katy Perry’s “Firework” and Slate’s Dave Weigel‘s unforgettable Elvis impersonation. Write budjackson@aol.com to sign up.

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Just in time for Christmas

“Ask and email an address Special@foxnews.com RT @hbirdsong @Bret_Baier what do I need to do to get an autographed picture of you?”  – Fox News’ Bret Baier explains how to get a signed photo of Bret Baier.

And don’t forget Valentine’s Day…

“Ask RT @boilthebeast @Bret_Baier what do I need to do to get an auto pic of you brushing your hair,  maybe a sunset view of a wheat field in the background …” – Bret Baier on how to get a sexy, scenic photo of Bret Baier.

Model Behavior

“It’s high time Vogue has cover with a MODEL not another banal actress..Kate Moss is alluring child-woman of our time.” – Huffington Post’s Stephanie Green tackling the tough issues.

TweetProgress

“”Hopefully God raptures and leaves behind whiny east-coast elites” – ThinkProgress.org blogger Lee Fang moving the nation forward in a progressive tweet.

Calm before the storm

“Really dreading the inevitable fake ‘Hurricane Irene’ Twitter accounts” – Slate’s Dave Weigel

Pray for a power outage

“My wife has rediscovered Ally McBeal on Netflix.” – Redstate’s Erick Erickson

The Situation

“Evacuating Politico’s Jersey Shore bureau. Sigh.” – A GTL-deprived Ben Smith.

Lost in translation

“I just got an e-mail from Mazie Hirono titled, “Robbing our Keiki.” Read whole e-mail, and I’m still not sure what it means.” – Roll Call’s Shira Toeplitz on her new beat, keiki robbing.

Strong enough for a man but PH-balanced for a woman

“Finally, a beer just for women.  chickbeer.com” – Slate’s Annie Lowery

Common Cents

“The Obama campaign is sending out free 2012 bumper stickers. Go sign up and make them waste the stamp. http://bit.ly/pjI4sa” – TWT’s Emily Miller devising a master plan to deplete the president’s reelection fund by tens, if not twenties of dollars.

Animal Instincts

“So can zoo animals predict other aspects of the future? Should we be asking them about the presidential race?” – WaPo’s Ben Pershing considers the potential of a man-beast partnership for 2012.

More #awesome than Comic-Con

“Pretty excited about attending the American Political Science Association’s annual conference next week.” – WaPo’s Ezra Klein

America’s Got Talent

“Talk about talented! @indiaarie is playing the flute and singing in Hebrew @mlkmemorial #dedicatemlk” – Roland Martin amazed by the flute-paying, bilingual songbird.

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Quotes of the Day

Introductions…

“And please say hello to Michele Bachmann’s running mate Chuy.” — E!’s Chelsea Handler on her program Monday night when introducing her miniature sidekick Chuy Bravo.

Unnecessary Tweet of the Day

“Seriously, how did I get a mosquito bite on the bottom of my foot????” — TBD‘s Jeremy Binckes in a Monday tweet. Ladies and gentlemen, Binckes is a first-time offender in this category.

The Anticipator

“So far this is one of those town halls where I expect an audience member to use their question to compliment POTUS on his looks.” — The Hill‘s White House Correspondent Sam Youngman in a Monday tweet referring to President Obama‘s trip to Minnesota.

Journo boasts sexy physique

“Gonna hit the gym. I may even rock the wife beater. Because I can.” — Human EventsJason Mattera in a Monday tweet. Until recently Mattera didn’t know the tank tops he wore were called “wife beaters.” You learn something new everyday, right?

Fried butter aftermath

“For the record, that butter on a stick thing was vile.” — ABC News Senior White House Correspondent Jake Tapper in a Monday tweet. Tapper spent last week in Iowa.

Journo love

“Talking Iowa on MSNBC in the 3 pm hour — or as we call it in the know, the ‘winner’s hour.’” — Slate’s Dave Weigel in a Monday tweet. He was referring to his pal, WaPo liberal blogger and lead Boybander Ezra Klein, who is filling in for MSNBC’s Martin Bashir this week in the 3 p.m. slot. (Tune in for our live-tweeting marathons of Klein’s appearances all week long by following us at @FishbowlDC.)

From the Road

“Thanks to those who recommended Centro last night for dinner in Des Moines, especially @bigjohnrc and @davidmdrucker. Delicious pork chops!” — Roll Call‘s Shira Toeplitz in a Tuesday morning tweet.

 

Summer Superlative winner pooh-poohs victory

“Thanks @fishbowldc! I wish I could say I was out celebrating, but it’s August and thus no open bars, so I’m at home on the couch. #bigbarfly” — The Washington Examiner‘s Nikki Schwab in a Monday reaction tweet to winning Biggest Open Barfly.

The Fashion Consultant

“Obama, tieless and in shirtsleeves, is looking pretty campaign-y at his town hall in Minnesota.” — Julian Hattem, D.C. correspondent for the Yomiuri Shimbun, a Japanese daily, in a Monday tweet.

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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

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.

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