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The Daily Beast columnist and Sen. John McCain’s (R-Ariz.) daughter Meghan McCain: “Hola from 35,000 feet! (I look weird because it’s hard to twitpic on a plane).”


CBS Sports Correspondent  Kaylee Hartung: “My mom @julieetucker is in the studio with me… Being, well, a mom.”

Scribe offers St. Patty’s threats

“If anyone mocks the Irish today I’m gonna put down these bagpipes, drink too much of this Jameson, and start a fight. #HappyStPatricksDay” — NJ‘s Susan Davis in a Thursday tweet.

WTF at a glance

“Bonefish w/ the wife. Bang bang shrimp here I come” — The Washington Examiner‘s Freeman Klopott in a Wednesday tweet. We hope Klopott never employs these words again to his wife, to us, to anyone.

Two journos with zero taste

“It’s a good thing they waited until David Broder passed away, or they would have had to give him his very own tab.” — Gawker’s Hamilton Nolan in a Wednesday post. Followed by Salon‘s porn star mustachioed Alex Pareene, who couldn’t even come up with an original disgusting line regarding the late Broder (who died just last week). Pareene had to borrow Nolan’s “joke” and declare that this was the “joke I wish I’d made.” Pareene goes a step further — he can’t even spell JournoList correctly — he spelled it “JournList,” saying, “Had they not fired Dave Weigel I assume he’d be left-leaning, maybe? Or maybe they fired him not for his JournList comments but because they weren’t sure where to put him after the redesign.” Pareene, you are such a class act. Brings tears to our eyes. [No links for losers.]

Hulse adds a little color to Twitter

“Lots of colorful metaphors in House debate on CR – lurching like drunken sailor, no way to run a railroad, water torture, pile of crap.” — NYT Carl Hulse in a tweet earlier this week.

TV Journo off to Rio

“Morning all! having breakfast with my family then off to Miami later today. Tomorrow I fly to Rio de Janeiro Friday for White House trip.” — NBC Washington’s Jim Long in a Thursday morning tweet.

Pundit wakes early to write

“My weekly column is due on Thursdays, so I get up at 3am — honestly it is the best hour to focus on the day ahead. Writing about budget.” — Democratic pundit and CNN Contributor Donna Brazile in a Thursday morning tweet.

Watch Out: An FOW (Friend of Weigel) on the loose

“Among the perks of hanging out with @daveweigel is that when he mentions you on Twitter the DC blogs who hate him start following you. #SXSW” — Matt Repchak in a Wednesday tweet. God knows who Repchak is, but he says he tweets for work (a sports outlet) and is otherwise hanging with Weigel in Austin.

The Critic

“The WashingtonPost.com redesign makes me less likely to go back to their webpage, which i typically visit frequently.” — Politico congressional reporter Jake Sherman in a Wednesday tweet.

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QUOTES of the DAY

A lovely political journo sends to FBDC, saying, “Reporters waiting for the time honored tradition of members walking the aisle in Statuary Hall.”

A packed Statuary Hall Tuesday night

Civility comes and goes

“#SOTU civility was fun while it lasted. RT @RepPaulBrounMD: Mr. President, you don’t believe in the Constitution. You believe in socialism.” — NJ‘s Susan Davis in a Tuesday night tweet.

Cheesy talk

“My friends think I’m cheesy thank you,” — Former RNC Spokesman Doug Heye to MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow at 12:26 a.m. Wednesday. Heye was responding to Maddow, who told him he is “the big cheese” of Republicans and she’s glad he returns her phone calls.

Weiner TV

“I felt like I just needed a drink when I was done with Paul Ryan and then Michele Bachmann who is clearly not in touch with the mother ship.” — Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) on MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow at 12:39 a.m.

Speaking of civility…Olbermann makes fun of congressman’s ears

“Cong. Ryan was selected because he is the House GOP Economic Czar, works out a lot, and can vie with POTUS in an Ear Battle #sotu” — Ex-MSNBCer Keith Olbermann in a Tuesday night live tweet on SOTU. (Note: Olbermann has blocked FBDC on Twitter along with Boy Banders such as Slate’s Dave Weigel and WaPo‘s Ezra Klein. We can, however, still follow his verbose messages.)

Speak of the Devil

“As I was talking to Mark Udall, Anthony Weiner walked by, mocked his “dopey idea” for seating. #SOTU” — Slate‘s Dave Weigel in a Tuesday night tweet.

MTP Producer questions Bachmann’s staging

“Does Michele Bachmann have stage manager that can point her to look at camera?” — NBC MTP Executive Producer Betsy Fischer in a Tuesday night tweet.

Journo offers ‘Cougartown’ shout-out

“We now rejoin Cougartown already in progress.” — ABC News’s Jake Tapper in a Tuesday night tweet.

Computers and a giant hat

“CONFIRMED: Reporters will be allowed to bring computers into the chamber during #SOTU for the first time ever.” – The Daily Caller‘s Chris Moody in a Tuesday night tweet. That’s the logical journo news quote, but we also appreciate this one from Moody: “Rep. Frederica Wilson is saving her seat at SOTU with her giant hat.”

An evening of frustration and cussing

“OK, 12:23 & I’m leaving the office to finish this work at home. Lots of frustration/profanity tonight. May have scared new intern.” — C-SPAN’s Jeremy Art in an early Wednesday morning tweet.

Tie change

“Just like President Obama, @RepPaulRyan changed his tie from earlier today.” — PBS Political Editor David Chalian in a Tuesday night tweet. Chalian, who sent “Twitter photo evidence,” explained to FBDC that while Obama went from purple/lavender in the Oval Office to blue in the evening, Ryan went from gold by day to silver during his SOTU GOP response.

First Lady fashion alert

“For those who have DMed me or tweeted to ask, the first lady was wearing Rachel Roy. #flotusfashion” — Politico‘s Amie Parnes in a Tuesday night tweet.

HuffPost‘s Sam Stein wants guidance

“I need Frank Luntz to tell me what to think.” — HuffPost Senior Political Reporter Sam Stein in a Tuesday night tweet referring to the GOP pollster.

Paul vs. Pawlenty

“Paul Ryan is very Pawlenty-esque.” — WaPo‘s Aaron Blake in a Tuesday night tweet.

A quick SOTU Separated at Birth

“As a reader points out, Rep. Paul Ryan is dead ringer for Gabe on #theoffice.” — Politico‘s Dave Catanese in a Tuesday night tweet.

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Talk of the Town: Speaker Boehner’s unstoppable crying

“Oh boy….he’s not going to make it. #Boehnertears” — WaPo‘s Jonathan Capehart in a Wednesday tweet.

“Got thru reference to missing brother–who runs a restaurant–without crying. #firstaccomplishments” — Mother Jones D.C. Bureau Chief and Politics Daily Columnist David Corn in a Wednesday tweet. (Pssst…incidentally, Corn, your hairstyle may be starting to resemble that of the Founding Fathers. Hint. Hint.)

“I think I saw @GlennThrush wipe away a tear as Gibbs was discussing his departure.” — The Hill’s White House Correspondent Sam Youngman referring to Politico‘s Glenn Thrush and outgoing White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs.

“Remember that Boehner’s crying cue is almost always when he says “American Dream”. #congresswatch.” — WaPo‘s “The Fix” in a Wednesday tweet.

“Duuuuude. Hold. It. Together. @SpeakerBoehner” — Hot Air‘s Michelle Malkin in a Wednesday tweet.

“Is Boehner crying? Can’t tell.” — Washington Post Express News Editor Sara Schwartz in a Wednesday tweet. And later: “Happy tears?”

“Boehner has the handkerchief out – not sure if that means he’s already shedding tears or not.” — Congressional Cox Radio Reporter Jamie Dupree in a Wednesday tweet.

“@johnboehner’s daughter wiping her eyes as her dad was sworn in. Tears run in the fam.” – NJ‘s Susan Davis in a Wednesday tweet.

“Safest bet of the day? John Boehner to cry within the next ten minutes.” — CNN’s Piers Morgan in a Wednesday tweet.

Gavel humor (i.e. not so subtle d–k jokes)

“I have no idea whether size matters. Look at the size of that thing.” — MSNBC’s Chris Matthews on his “Hardball” program Tuesday.

“Gave in my pants.” — TPM‘s Brian Beutler in a Wednesday tweet, followed by, “Bad case of gavel envy.”

“That gavel Boehner is wielding is a big one. More mallet than gavel.” — CBS White House Radio Correspondent Mark Knoller in a Wednesday tweet.

Journo needs Betty for device withdrawal

“I just spent two hours without electronic devices. I need to go to Betty Ford.” — Human Events Senior Editor Emily Miller in a Wednesday tweet.

Would-be prankster on the loose

“Part of me wishes Pelosi & Boehner had repeated their outfits from 2 yrs ago, just to confuse photo editors down the road.” — NJ Publicist Taylor West in a Wednesday tweet.


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HuffPost’s Editor-in-Chief Arianna Huffington at Copacabana beach “with Sugarloaf Mountain covered in mist.”

Isabel Wilkerson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and now a BU Prof, discusses her critically acclaimed “The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration” Saturday night at a holiday party of the journalists “roundtable” at the Washington home of Paul and Anita Delaney. Delaney is a former NYT senior editor and winner of the 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award of the National Assoc. of Black Journalists. More on the “roundtable” later…Photo credit: Craig Herndon.

Fete Fete Fete

“If I hear of one more incestuous DC party, where journalists, politicians and lobbyists gather referred to as a “fete”, I may vomit #fb” — Veteran NBC Cameraman Jim Long in a weekend tweet.

Words of wisdom

“I need to stop living my life like it’s the 4th hour of the “Today” show.” — WaPo‘s Dan Zak in a weekend tweet.

Kardashian and Tschida: Soulmates

“Wow its snowing in Paris and our flight is snowed in now….should I cry now? We’ve been traveling for over 24 hrs w delays.” — Reality TV star Kim Kardashian in a weekend tweet. She’s sounding dangerously like local D.C.’s ABC7′s Stephen Tschida (the wild train ride tweeting dude). > Update: NJ‘s Susan Davis may have suffered a dash of Tschida over the weekend. She writes, “My train to Philly is running 30 minutes late. My train from Philly leaves in 30 minutes. Time for a Davis Family Not-Christmas Un-Miracle.”

You’ve been warned

“From an old friend inviting me to a birthday dinner with her coworkers: ‘Please behave.’” — Politico Ben Smith Assistant Byron Tau in a weekend tweet.

Reporters willing, liberated

“This says something about repeal of #DADT: Haven’t seen reporters as willing/liberated to admit their position on an issue in recent memory.” — Politico‘s Patrick Gavin in a weekend tweet referring to DADT legislation.

The Perpetual Editor

“Harry Reid needs a tweet editor — should be “DADT on its way to becoming history,” not it’s….” — Reuters White House Correspondent Patricia Zengerle in a weekend tweet.

Holiday chit chat torture

“Finding holiday party small talk excruciating without 140 character limit and block button.” — @pourmecoffee in a weekend tweet.

The bromance heats up

“Let the jealousy begin 4 @alivelshi — i’m about to board flight to Honolulu.” — CNN’s Senior White House Correspondent Ed Henry in a weekend tweet.

What is intelligence?

“Intelligence is the ability to take information from the world and to find patterns in that information that allow you to organize your perceptions and understand the external world.” — Columbia University Physicist Brian Greene in a NYT interview Sunday with Deborah Solomon.

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Awkward Headline of the Day: “Friend of Children Mark Foley Looking At Running For Office Again” — Wonkette, Monday night. Story here.

Sign of the times

“Dining with a 22 year old. True quote: “I mean who even uses E-MAIL anymore?!” #TwitterWins”– NJ‘s Susan Davis in a Monday evening tweet.

WikiLeaks and buxom blond

“Let’s look on the bright side of the Wiki leaks ….. Do we REALLY think Moammar Gaddafi is upset that we exposed that his “senior Ukranian nurse” is a very buxom blond?” — Washington Business Tonight anchor Rebecca Cooper Dupin in a Monday Facebook update.

Journo weighs comforts of female Brit

“The voice in my new building’s elevator is a woman with a British accent. I am withholding a verdict right now.” — AP White House reporter Phil Elliott in a Monday tweet.

Disturbing news of night

“Toddler thrown off Tysons Corner Center parking garage, sources say.” — TBD tweet Monday night with story here.

Dreyfuss unloads on sound bite society

“The terrible thing is we’ve become used to soundbites, which do not allow for anyone to think at all … you have to rush to make no sense.” — Actor Richard Dreyfuss on this morning’s MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

WhizziLeak humor

“Can we hurry this up? I need to go take a Wiki-leak.” — the oddball, low, dragging introducer’s voice on E!’s “Chelsea Lately” program Monday night.

WikiLeak reality

“To an outsider, diplomacy sometimes looks like an exercise in smiling and being nice to people who you secretly dislike or even scorn. The trouble is, these days your real feelings may not be a secret.” — Reuters Washington Bureau Chief Simon Denyer in a his Monday “Washington Extra” newsletter referring to the current WikiLeaks. (To subscribe, email WashingtonExtra@thomsonreuters.com.)

Circus and Senate – any difference?

The Hill‘s Senate scribe J. Taylor Rushing in a Facebook message “welcomes back the circus to town… Uh, I mean the Senate.”

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Travel report

Amy Argetsinger is in Rome. But don’t rob my apartment, okay? — WaPo‘s Reliable Source writer Amy Argetsinger in a weekend Facebook update.

Unpleasant travel memories

“Just finished flight around the world. Now waiting for bags. Last year, got stuck in horrid traffic jam on way home.” — Reuters White House correspondent Patricia Zengerle in a Sunday tweet.

Conclusion: bad ideas

“I drank a Four Loko tonight. It was awful.” — The Hill‘s Michael O’Brien in a weekend tweet.

“Fell asleep on Metro. Woke at stop. Climbed over man. Ran to door. Voice called out: phone dropped on floor! Missed stop.” — The Hill‘s Erika Niedowksi in a Monday morning tweet.

Travel hell

“Diamond Cab is the Antichrist.” — Bloomberg TV‘s Lizzie O’Reilly in a weekend tweet.

Olbermann plays defense

“For the record, I have not tweeted anything about Sarah Palin‘s tv show. Someone has falsely attributed a retweet to me.” — MSNBC “Countdown” Host Keith Olbermann in a Sunday evening tweet.

Journo discovers ex-First Dude’s voice

“Watching “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” and realized this is the first time I’ve ever heard Todd Palin‘s voice. Only seen him parodied on SNL.” — NJ‘s Susan Davis in a Sunday night tweet.

Other Palin reality show musings

“My DVR is playing “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” backwards — The bears are drunk!” — CQ Roll Call‘s Craig Crawford in a Sunday night tweet.

“Palin show is great pr for her. A family w familiar foibles on gorgeous frontier. Also a boon for AK.” — Politico‘s Jonathan Martin in a Sunday night tweet.

WaPo writer gets loopy

“Time to stop working tonight. Just spent 5 minutes trying to spell “wistful.” Then convinced myself it wasn’t a real word….” — Washington Post Book World, Fiction Editor and weekly critic Ron Charles in a weekend tweet.

Hayes’s harsh take on Tucker

“I find the career arc of Tucker Carlson really kind of sad. He was an excellent feature writer back in the day.” — The Nation‘s Washington Bureau Chief Chris Hayes in tweet late last week.

The myth about running while watching cable news

“People who say they like running on a treadmill while watching cable news are not really #realkeeping. It’s very unpleasant.” — TWT‘s Eli Lake in a weekend tweet.

Unnecessary Tweet(s) of the Day

“I’m making cabbage soup for my honey.” — Metro Weekly Co-Publisher Sean Bugg in a weekend tweet. Not to be outdone by his other Twitter message: “After running on the elliptical, soaking in the jacuzzi and sitting in the steam room, I’m finally relaxed. Just in time for Monday.”

NJ’s Hotline to Host Midterm Cram Session

National Journal’s Reid Wilson and Susan Davis will moderate “The Hotline’s Midterm Elections Cram Session”  on October 12th from 8.00 to 10.00 AM at Union Station’s Columbus Club. Billed as ”an in-depth look at the critical House and Senate races,” the event will highlight must-win races of the season and explore the political and policy implications for each party.

Panelists include National Republican Congressional Committee’s Guy Harrison, Rob Jesmer of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee’s J.B. Poersch and Jon Vogel from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee

For more info or to RSVP, click here.

Politico’s Dueling Columnists and Brewing Battle With NJ

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Here it is – NYT‘s Jeremy Peters scoop on Politico’s hiring of The Atlantic‘s Michael Kinsley and MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough to be dueling columnists. Scarborough will stay with MSNBC; Kinsley is now at Politico.

For now, columns will appear once a week. That is expected to evolve into dueling coverage of larger events such as State of the Union.

In his piece, Peters discusses the brewing battleground between Politico Vs. The Atlantic Media Company’s NJ. NJ has recently lured less known reporters like Tim Alberta, Coral Davenport, who sources say was well-liked but not a good fit for Politico, and Josh Kraushaar away from Politico. Politico, too, has snagged talent away from NJ – first Rich Cohen and now, Kinsley. NJ recently landed a big hire in Fox News’s Major Garrett and other prominent D.C. names such as AP‘s Ron Fournier in June to be Editor-in-Chief and more recently, WSJ’s Susan Davis.

An excerpt from the NYT piece:

Mr. Scarborough, who will remain with MSNBC, said he did not intend to write a column so ideologically rigid it became predictable. Readers have tired of that model, he said. “There are some columns, even at the great papers, that I just skim because I know how they’re going to end even before I read the first sentence,” he said. “The last thing I’m going to do is get in an ideological corner and preach to the choir.”

Mr. Kinsley, who will leave The Atlantic, could not be reached for comment. His departure will be a blow to the Atlantic Media Company, which has been establishing a stable of journalistic talent in an effort to broaden its reach in Washington. The company owns National Journal, which has hired away journalists from places like The Wall Street Journal and Politico as it prepares to redesign its magazine and start a breaking news and political analysis Web site that will compete directly with Politico.

Linda Douglass, V.P., Head of Corporate and Strategic Communications for Atlantic Media Company, had this to say on Kinsley leaving The Atlantic: “Mike is a terrific talent and we wish him well.”

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Scribe faces unpleasant cab odor

“It smells like pee in this cab.”
- Washington Examiner‘s newest gossip columnist Katy Adams in a Wednesday tweet.

Journo sells couch, confirms pervs on CraigsList

“My first foray in to selling furniture on CraigsList has taught me that there are a lot of creepy pervs on CraigsList.”
- NJ‘s Susan Davis in a recent tweet.

Weigel impatience

“Thank you for calling me 3 times to confirm this 3 pm interview, source’s assistant. Perhaps you should get him to pick up the phone now.”
- Slate‘s Dave Weigel in a Wednesday tweet.

Capehart: ‘I was bamboozled’

“Yep! I was bamboozled. Lesson here: Never let a good opening get in the way of that final fact-check.”
- WaPo‘s Jonathan Capehart earlier this week on running a post on WaPo’s website responding to a tweet by “Rep. Jack Kimble”, who is not actually a congressman. HuffPost has also been tricked by “the congressman.”

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Comfortably numb cabbie

“My cab driver is eating McDonald’s fries and blaring Pink Floyd.”
-WSJ‘s Susan Davis on Twitter Monday. To which House GOP Whip Spokesman Brad Dayspring remarked, “Munchies.”

Socks News Strikes Again?

“Okay, so they’re persistent, but Shepard Smith is probably the best anchor on the network — one of the few name personalities who really does report the news in a ‘fair and balanced’ manner.”
- Commentary from a “reader” on FishbowlMatt’s “Rhymes with Socks News PR” item Monday. The item was the result of three consecutive really enthusiastic “anonymous” pitches on Smith landing on the cover of New Orleans Magazine.

Cupcake Paralysis

“Anyone who waits more than three minutes for a cupcake is insane.”
- WaPo feature writer Dan Zak in a Monday tweet.

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