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BOSOM BUDDIES: If they do nothing else, conventions bond people together in unfathomable ways. The Daily Caller Editor-in-Chief Tucker Carlson poses with FishbowlDC’s Peter Ogburn, also producer of The Bill Press Show. This makes up for all the times Carlson told Ogburn to go f&%k himself.

A follower to Howard Stern: “Thank you for not tweeting about politics!!!” Howard Stern: “I’ll stick to fart jokes.”

A question to end all questions: ‘How are you?’

“I then headed down the hall for a brief separate interview with [Stephanie] Cutter, whom I’ve known for years, going back to when she was John Kerry’s spokeswoman. ‘How are you?’ I asked. ‘Are we on the record?’ she replied. — NYT Magazine’s Mark Leibovich in a first person account of covering presidential campaigns and the joylessness of the current campaign season. Read the full story and see the frighteningly ugly graphics of the candidates here.

STOP THE PRESSES! Weigel gets rubdown in HuffPost Oasis

“OH outside HuffPost Oasis: ‘Somebody spilled coconut water all over my shoe!’” — Slate‘s Dave Weigel, who quickly added, “Not to mock the HuffPost Oasis. I partook of a free massage there.” Not surprisingly, an obviously mature follower asked, “Geez dude, right there in the open? Was there a happy ending?”

Cheap motels here we come! Is David Corn here?

“A cheap motel in Charlotte…just how I want to spend my holiday weekend. Welcome to the DNC!” — Co-founder and Exec. Director of GOProud Jimmy LaSalvia. (Mother Jones Washington Bureau Chief David Corn stayed at what he dubbed Motel Hell — a.k.a. Days in Busch Gardens, Fla. — until he could stand it no more and shacked up in a downtown condo belonging to a fellow writer who offered him better accommodations on Twitter during the GOP Convention in Tampa. Pictured here: Corn with Victoria White in her living room.

Points for effort? “Dead 460-word lede that took me five hours to write just cut down to 100 words that I could have written in 30 mins. Much better, but geez.” — WaPo Book World Editor Ron Charles.

Exploding pens! The epidemic continues…

“Anyone know what makes pens decide to leak? I’ve had three go rogue on the inside of my purse in the last two days. Ink everywhere.” — WaPo‘s Karen Tumulty. Last week PBS’s Gwen Ifill dealt with an exploding pen just before going on air.

AMAZING FEATS: Harwood’s garage door opener works

“Frontiers of technology: turns out that garage door opener, even after having been slathered w/cheese grits (don’t ask) still gets job done” — CNBC and NYT‘s John Harwood.

WTF? Breitbart.com reporter prematurely accuses media of racism

“MSM did absurd strip club stories at RNC. So if they don’t do same at DNC…why?!? Racist MSM have smthng against ethnic DNC strippers?” — In an act of absolute stellar reporting, Breitbart.com‘s Tony Lee, formerly of Human Events, accuses “MSM” of racist reporting at the Democratic National Convention before it even begins. WWBD? Not this.

Cab complaint in Charlotte

“Advice to all in #Charlotte: Avoid the Orange Cab company. An hour late for pickup. Told four times cab was ‘five minutes’ away.” — The Weekly Standard Senior Writer Stephen Hayes.

Journo laments latest fashion trends

“So glad to see that this year’s dominant style will be high waists and short skirts, two things which look just darling on a 6’2 woman.” — The Atlantic‘s Megan McArdle.

Old School Baier Vomit

“Heading to see my wife and kids- hopping a plane back to dc and then coming back sunday-haven’t see the boys in 10 days-need a day w the fam.” — FNC’s Bret Baier. He adds, “I am loving life this morning – these guys woke me up at 630a.” And there you have his adorable sons — both with trademark Bret Baier wavy chestnut hair — in perfectly matched outfits.

Cool guy talk

“Guys, it’s Twitter. It’s happening. It’s not going to change. Ride the wave, brah.” — Politico‘s Dylan Byers getting his Twitter on.

And speaking of cool, a reporter goes Eastwooding at the vet

“Keeping myself occupied waiting at the vet on a rainy Sunday night #eastwooding”Politico‘s Dan Berman.

Boingo hot spot anyone?

“The two most evil, rancid, hateful words in the English language for work travelers: Boingo Hotspot” — Politico‘s Ben White. And from the Dept. of Bragiculture, White (a FishbowlDC fave but we have to rip on him for this) retweets a follower complimenting him: “Your tweets have been so… compelling & educative for me.” He replies, “So kind! My pleasure.”

Modern Dating: Journo accidentally asks out flight attendant

“Flight attendant just moved to DC,doesn’t know anyone. Wanted to say we could go out as friends; may have accidentally asked her out. Awkward.” — Mother JonesNick Baumann.

Peter Ogburn contributed to this report.

 

 

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Quotes of the DayTo the Right

Breaking bread with terrorists

“At an extravagant penthouse apartment in downtown Chicago, The Daily Caller dined with former terrorists Sunday night.” — The lede to The Daily Caller‘s Jamie Weinstein‘s story on Editor-in-Chief Tucker Carlson‘s dinner with former Weather Underground terrorists Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn. The Daily Caller posse included Carlson, Weinstein, Big Journalism Founder Andrew Breitbart, a Daily Caller contest winner (a female who, so far, remains anonymous) Carlson’s brother, Buckley, and Weekly Standard senior writer Matt Labash. Read the story here. Carlson also went on WMAL’s “Morning Majority”: “At one point Bernadine compared the United States to Nazi Germany because of course she did! … I am appalled by them, but she is smooth,” he said. Best line: “I’m sure I somehow caught Syphilis from that dinner.” Listen to the full interview here.

A question posed to Breitbart online: “What’s your favorite name you’ve been called on Twitter?” He replied, “‘Fat Reich Wing Fascist Racist Faggot’ is synthesis of the online leftist argument against me. Variations on that theme.”

Loesch to Washington for CPAC

“Looking forward to #CPAC12. This year I vow not to return with the plague.” — CNN Contributor and Big Journalism Editor Dana Loesch.

Red State and CNN’s Erick Erickson goes on a Fox News bender: “I have a fair number of haters across parties. I’m fair and balanced in that regard. Heh.”

Bio of the Day — Stephen Hayes: “I am not the guy who writes for the Daily Standard. So please stop sending me tea party stuff. I follow a variety of issues mostly nuclear or missile related.” (As D.C. journos know, Stephen Hayes writes for that right wing mag more commonly known as The Weekly Standard.)

Scribe is disgusted by coffee

“I don’t drink coffee, never have. I’ve had most of 2 cups in my life, couldn’t finish them & sips of all sorts of doctored versions. #Gross” — Townhall columnist and radio host Derek Hunter. Explaining further, he adds, “Coffee is warm, dirty water that you can’t make taste good. No matter what you add to it, the underlying flavor is warm, dirty water.” On a completely different note, Politico media blogger Dylan Byers tweets a story he wrote on a “Pew survey finds more media bias.” To which Hunter cracks, “Must’ve read your shit.” (Sidenote: Byers was scheduled to go on the Bill Press radio program this morning. He showed up FINALLY, but was extremely tardy. Stay tuned…we’ll inquire and see if he has any decent excuses. UPDATE: Byers overslept. Seriously, VandeHarris let you get Zzzzz’s? UPDATE 2: He had an iced coffee in tow, which means he was late and actually STOPPED for it.)

If Mattera were judge…

“If what this teacher is accused of is true, then he should be hung from his balls.” — Human EventsJason Mattera in regards to the LA teacher who was accused of spoon-feeding his semen to blindfolded students.

A journo’s latest addiction: hot chocolate

“Ok, given the slow trickle of results I think I have a few minutes to get some hot chocolate at 7-11. My latest addiction.” — The Examiner‘s Philip Klein.

 

 

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Irritated journo

“I’m getting sick of the media question why do they luv Marion Barry? Still don’t know? Ask somebody.” — WUSA9 anchor Bruce Johnson.

One scribe’s definition of insanity

“Twenty mins and counting while the TSA examines a glittery blue backpack belonging to my 6 yr old. #insanity.” — The Weekly Standard‘s Stephen Hayes.

Writer follows who?

“Wait when did Lauren Conrad get added to my top secret ‘people I actually follow’ list.” — Washington freelancer Moe Tkacik.

DePauw U. milks FNC anchor Bret Baier‘s alumni status…Read here as they basically reprint Politico‘s recent effervescent press release profile on him in its entirety. So much for aggregating.

Congratulations toThomas Burr, senior Washington correspondent for the Salt Lake Tribune, for getting elected to the National Press Club’s Board of Governors.

But more importantly…

A reader following TWT‘s Emily Miller writes in, “I’ve loved following your gun pilgrimage. More importantly…what lip gloss are you wearing?” Her reply: “Wearing @smashbox O-gloss.”

Sniffy Jay Rosen has a thought

“In his restless search for new voices and fresh perspectives, @davidgregory has Ted Koppel on his Meet the Press roundtable today.” — NYU Prof Jay Rosen.

Live-blogging Rudolph?

“My editor tells me Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer is on. I’m gonna live-blog that instead of the debate. Cool with you guys?” — Yahoo! News’s Chris Moody.

Kurtz gets crabs at White House

“Nice press party at White House, scribes mainly talked about Newt & Iowa. Arianna drew a crowd. Excellent crab claws.” — Newsweek/The Daily Beast’s Howard Kurtz.

Cab driver lingo

“‘Which way would you like me to go’ is cab driver for ‘I don’t know of any way to get there.’” — New Media Strategies’ and American Spectator blogger J.P. Freire.

Eddie Scarry contributed to this report.

Fish Food

(A Sprinkling of Things We Think you Ought to Know…)

Come Set Sail on the USS Annoying – All this week, The Weekly Standard Cruise has been out at sea.  It’s a chance for people to buy an opportunity to vacation with their favorite Weekly Standard pundits. Because nothing sounds more fun than being in the vast expanse of the ocean with political pundits like FNC’s Juan Williams, who also writes a column for The Hill. Or being around reporters who have sea sickness, as revealed in the Standard‘s own dispatches from the boat that they’re calling “Cruise News.” Could it be Matthew Continetti or Stephen Hayes? This sounds about as much fun as my 5th grade trip to a slaughterhouse. Guests had the opportunity to pass through the Bahamas, Honduras and a few other tropical locales.  (HELLOOO Gitmo!)  The cruise arrives back in to port this weekend.  If you missed out, have no fear.  Another Weekly Standard Cruise is in the planning stages for summer of next year.  So, if you absolutely must see Bill Kristol in a speedo, visit their website for details.  Just make sure you steer clear of Fred Barnes at the midnight buffet.  You’re likely to lose an eye.

Newt Should Have the District of Columbia Primary Locked Up -With the Iowa caucuses weeks ago, the GOP candidates have crammed their schedules with as many local appearances as possible. Politico has the lineup of what all the GOP candidates have in store today. Every candidate makes an appearance in Iowa, with some scheduling multiple events throughout the day. With the exception of Newt Gingrich.  He’ll be signing copies of his book at Hudson News bookstore at Gate A in Union Station.

No, BlitzMediaite brings us the video of a confused and/or out of touch Wolf Blitzer on CNN.  When Jack Cafferty reveals that half of American workers have less than 25,000 dollars in saving, Blitzer responds, “Homeless shelters, get ready.” Homeless shelters, get ready?!?! Yeah, Wolf, we’ve all heard those anguished conversations from struggling families:

HUSBAND – “Darling, how’s our savings account looking?”

WIFE – “Only 18,000 dollars.”

HUSBAND – “Oh no!  Dog food for dinner again?”

WIFE – “Please call it hobo chili so the kids don’t know!”

HUSBAND – “I’ll make a fire in an oil drum to heat it up”

Check out the video below

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QUOTES of the DAY

Cream-filled Blankley

The Fashion Critic

Tony Blankley‘s suit hurts my eyes.” — The Daily Caller‘s TV writer Jeff Poor in a Sunday tweet on the Executive Veep of Edelman public relations. See Blankley’s creamy Sunday TV ensemble above from his appearance on CNN’s “Reliable Sources” program.

The prognosticator

“Suspect POTUS’s opening statement will go something like this: ‘At least I tried.’” — The Hill‘s White House Correspondent Sam Youngman in a Sunday tweet.

Kate inquires about Kate’s waist

“Who’s got the over/under on Kate Middleton‘s waist size?” — Capitol File Magazine Editor Kate Bennett in a weekend tweet.

Journo love

“David Gregory is on his game this morning. Hard-hitting interviews with both Secretary Geithner and @timpawlenty. #meetthepress” — Huffpost Front Page Editor Chris Gentilviso in a Sunday tweet.

Joan Walsh admits lack of Twitter self-discipline

“OK, I have to stay off Twitter today to write. I have to. I wish they’d lock my account for 48 hours…bye!” — Salon’s Editor-at-Large Joan Walsh in a weekend tweet. Walsh is a regular on MSNBC’s “Hardball.”

Betty Ford Jokes: Too soon?

“Personally, I think the revelation that @stephenfhayes offered Betty Ford a Maker’s Mark should be trending on twitter.” — National Review Online‘s Jonah Goldberg in a weekend tweet after news of Betty Ford’s death broke. The Weekly Standard‘s Stephen Hayes remarked on Twitter previously, “It was at the 1996 GOP convention, shortly before Pres Ford spoke. I offered her Maker’s Mark. #idiot”

Media consultant prefers drugs to airport monotony

“This is brain. This is your brain on drugs. This is your brain after six hours waiting at an airport. I prefer drugs.” — Digital media consultant for JRC and former TBD GM Jim Brady in a weekend tweet.

 

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QUOTES of the DAY

We knew CNN Senior White House Correspondent Ed Henry wouldn’t be able to resist a beautiful spring sunset. He writes on Twitter Wednesday evening, “Spring has arrived in DC.”

When life imitates art

“As they say in ‘The American President,’ avoid Dupont Circle” — CBS’s Christine Delargy in a Wednesday tweet.

Hayes is the Warrior

“Headed out on training ride for the Warrior 100k next week w/GW Bush & wounded vets. Learn more here.” — The Weekly Standard‘s Stephen Hayes in a Wednesday tweet. about a three-day mountain bike ride in the Big Bend to honor those who were wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan. This is part of former President George W. Bush‘s Social Enterprise Initiative.

Freshman Lawmakers: ‘In Vogue?’

“Freshmen are usually low on the totem pole. But the 85 first-term Republicans in the House of Representatives find themselves awash in invitations for meetings and morning coffees with the creme de la creme of Washington and Wall Street. Reuters reporters Tim Reid and Rachelle Younglai report today that the freshmen are in vogue because their fiscally conservative views could determine the outcome of the upcoming vote to raise America’s debt ceiling.” — An excerpt from the Wednesday edition of Reuters‘ Washington Extra.

The Critic

“If Obama’s answer to this question were a Facebook post I would have stopped reading by now. Too long.” — HuffPost‘s Sam Stein in a Wednesday tweet.

A journo relaxes

“Beautiful evening for a long walk.” — TWT‘s Kara Rowland in a Wednesday tweet.

Journalists are Human too

WaPo‘s “Right Turn” columnist Jennifer Rubin has a cute feature every Thursday where she asks famous conservative political figures a question that doesn’t have to do with politics. To humanize them, maybe.

Yesterday, she asked about most memorable trips. Among the responses were former White House Press Secretary and Fox News contributor Dana Perino‘s trip to South Africa and The Weekly Standard‘s Stephen Hayes‘ semester studying abroad in Germany.

Other things we’ve learned this month:

  • Ricochet.com founder Peter Robinson‘s favorite gadget is The “Echo” smartpen, which “captures written material and sound.”
  • Hayes’ favorite desert: Dogfish Head Midas Touch. If that doesn’t sound to you like a dessert, you’re right. “It’s a beer; I don’t eat dessert,” he told Rubin.
  • Daily Caller editor-in-chief Tucker Carlson‘s favorite sport both to play and watch is squash: “Mock me if you will, but nothing gets you sweatier faster.”

What’s Next in U.S. Politics?

Seems we’re having an avalanche of panel events.

Italian Ambassador Giulio Terzi is hosting a panel discussion called “What’s Next In U.S. Politics?” The discussion also includes a “book presentation” by MSNBC Commentator Richard Wolffe, author of  Revival: The Struggle For Survival Inside the Obama White House. On the panel will be NYT‘s Helene Cooper , CNN International Contributor Bill Schneider and The Weekly Standard’s/Fox News’s Stephen Hayes. The moderator will be Gerardo Greco. A reception is scheduled to follow the panel discussion.

The event is Tuesday Dec. 14 at 6 p.m. See further details below.

Cocktails and Conversation With Google & Politico

On Monday, Google and Politico are teaming up for a midterm election preview.  The cast of characters is worth a look.

WhoDavid Axelrod (senior adviser to President Obama), Ed Gillespie (GOP strategist), Mike Allen (Politico), Arianna Huffington (HuffPost), Jonathan Capehart (WaPo), Stephen Hayes (The Weekly Standard), Nate Silver (NYT), Amy Walter (ABC), and Becki Donatelli (Founder of Campaign Solutions; more importantly, she was the first person to raise money on the Internet for a campaign).

When: Monday, September 27th, 2010
3:00 – 5:30pm
Followed by cocktails

Where: Newseum

Not invited? Watch the event live on YouTube or Politico.

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Quote(s) of the Day

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Strange development: Reporter finds Bristol, Tripp in dreams

“Had a dream about Bristol Palin last night. She lived in my closet with baby Tripp and asked me to get her a rum and coke.” She adds, “This is when you know your job has consumed your life…”
- The Washington Examiner‘s Yeas & Nays gossip writer Nikki Schwab on Twitter Monday.

Colbert cracks on Hayes

“Oh reeeally. If ESP is fake, how does he know what all those people are thinking?” – Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert on The Weekly Standard‘s Stephen Hayes‘s remark on another program that 30 percent of the country believes in ESP and UFO’s.)

Mitchell finds her reality TV niche

“This is a train wreck for Blago: Stewart “you’re either victim …or a sociopath” Now THIS is reality TV.”
- NBC’s Andrea Mitchell in reaction tweet to Rod Blagojevich’s appearance on “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart” Monday night.

Sign of the times

“Back to reality: at DCA and half the plane is on Blackberries.”
- Burson-Marsteller’s Neil Grace, who had been surfing in California, on Monday on Twitter.

Summer bliss

“We’re so deep into summer I’m forgetting who I’m supposed to hate.”
- Talking Points Memo’s Josh Marshall in a tweet Monday.

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