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Quotes of the Day
“Sunrise at ‘Keswick Hall’ Thomas Jefferson Country Charlottesville, Va.” — Photograph by Sky News White House Commentator and Georgetown Adjunct Prof. Jon-Christopher Bua.
“Dammit, I think I accidentally killed my pumpkin vines. Was trimming them but might’ve cut the main vine. Hope not.” — NPR’s Andy Carvin.
Bizarre hurricane plant fallout
“I think the hurricane was full of seeds. All kinds of unusual sprouting in the balcony boxes this morning. #greenshoots” — The Atantic‘s online Politics Editor Garance Franke-Ruta.
Henneberger scolded for enjoying Nat Review story
“Was just reprimanded for laughing out loud while reading Mark Steyn‘s National Review cover story on free speech: ‘Stop laughing at conservative jokes!’ (Child of mine, is it not a free country? And it is a good piece…)” — Left-leaning former Politics Daily Editor-in-Chief Melinda Henneberger.
TV reporter makes urgent declaration about rain
“I love the rain! …….There, I said it.” — WaPo Opinion Columnist Jonathan Capehart.
NJ scribe leaves for Iraq
“Setting off on a 3-week reporting trip to #Iraq. Charlie’s tail was down as I left; she could sense something was up.I miss Annie already.” — NJ‘s Yochi Dreazen.
A meaningful walk through MLK memorial
“Saw the MLK memorial today w/ my dad, who marched w/ him thru hostile streets in Chicago in ’65. And my son, who grows up in a better world.” — Politico‘s Molly Ball.
Is the cupcake craze finally crashing?
“Dear girl on Metro wearing what I presume is an ironic? shirt featuring a cupcake with a thought-bubbled, “?*#!” I don’t get it.” — Roll Call‘s Meredith Shiner.
Necessary Tweet of the Day
“I am never allowing Cinnamon Toast Crunch in my house again. Devil in a cardboard box.” — MetroWeekly Co-Publisher Sean Bugg.
Unnecessary Tweet of the Day
“Managed to grill the salmon in between summer DC thunderstorms. Now it’s pouring again #justintime” — The Daily Beast Washington Bureau Chief Howard Kurtz. Don’t take this the wrong way Howie, but we actually prefer you self-pimping your show to mindless chatter about your salmon grilling abilities.
QUOTES of the DAY
Commenter (facetiously) wonders about TP in White House
“Gee, monkeying around with the vending machines. Nice to see the WHCA on top of the big issues. What next, adding two-ply toilet paper to the bathroom? What a joke.” — FBDC Commenter MBarry in a Thursday remark. This was in response to a story yesterday that reported that WHCA has secured more bottled water for the White House Press Corps over Mountain Dew or iced tea.
Intern benefits from NJ bolding
“On behalf of all Hill interns, I would like 2 thank @nationaljournal 4 bolding names of members. You make press clipping a little less awful.” — Colin Campbell, intern to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), in a Thursday tweet.
“I always find it awkward when flacks mishear what publications I work for & awesome [sic, we assume he means assume] its the New York Times instead of In These Times.” — Labor reporter Mike Elk in a Thursday tweet.
AnonymASS Tipster of the Week
“Ms Rothstein: Maybe Klein thinks you’re a bad journalist because you crank out word combinations like ‘Boy Band Sugar Daddy.’ You may find them clever and inventive; however such phrases strike the avg reader as meaningless and phony. Face it, Fishbowl: you’re not Variety. Stick to regular English if you want credibility.” — Anonymous writer to FBDC in response to our plea for WaPo‘s boy wonder blogger Ezra Klein to unblock us on Twitter. Note to Tipster: You had me at “crank.” When I wrote Boy Band Sugar Daddy, I was referring to Current TV host and fired MSNBCer Keith Olbermann, who once looked after young male journalists like Ezzy as a mother bear would her cubs or a pimp would his prostitutes. You may not like my words, but I do stand by them.
Washington Steams Up
“It is so hot in #Washington DC right now that I feel like my sweat is sweating.” NJ‘s Yochi Dreazen in a Thursday tweet.
“It’s so hot, my iphone is sweating.” — Writer Susanna Quinn, wife of lobbyist Jack Quinn, in a Thursday tweet.
One-sided Convo Between Journo and Actor
Alec Baldwin: Concorde Limo in NY. Worst car service I’ve ever had.
Current TV’s David Shuster: Hey spoiled, rich man: Drive yourself + stop whining.
National Journal‘s new EIC Ron Fournier announced today changes at the Hotline including the promotion of Reid Wilson and the hire of Politico‘s Josh Kraushaar. Reid will fill the spot left by Amy Walter who recently took a new gig as political director for ABC News and Josh will serve as Hotline’s new Executive Editor.
Memo from Fournier below:
Reid Wilson and Josh Kraushaar, two of the best chroniclers of congressional and national politics, are teaming up once again to help lead the Hotline. The two Hotline alums co-hosted a political show on XM radio during the ’08 elections and co-authored a blog on campaigns and elections for Politico and Real Clear Politics. They join a tremendously talented and hard working team, including Senate/Governor guru Quinn McCord and House race expert Tim Sahd.
Currently the editor of Hotline’s On Call blog, Reid Wilson will be serving as Hotline’s interim Editor-in-Chief. A solid reporter and lightning-fast writer, Reid took On Call to unprecedented heights. Since he started in November, traffic to the site has increased 100%. Reid has reported on politics for The Hill and Real Clear Politics and was named a rising star by Politico in the ’08 cycle. He was a staff writer for Hotline from August of 2005 until January of 2007.
Josh, Hotline’s new Executive Editor, comes to us from Politico where he has spent years breaking political news and covering and analyzing campaigns. He’s known to many in this building as the former editor of House Race Hotline. Josh will bring his insight, energy and great sources to The Hotline’s already formidable political staff.
National Journal Group
In what is the first of many big announcements expected this summer, The National Journal Group announced today that veteran national security reporter Yochi Dreazen will join NJ as a senior correspondent covering military affairs and national security next month.
Dreazen is currently the WSJ‘s military correspondent.
Dreazen’s hire comes on the heels of a major wave of change at NJ as some 30 journalists there took buyouts and others were layed off. Dreazon’s hire is part of the “nationwide talent search” that top brass have been talking about in recent weeks.
A release states: “He and nearly 30 other new reporters, analysts and editors will be part of a transformed news organization that will combine the National Journal GroupÂ’s reputation for intelligence and depth with energy, currency and speed.”