Holiday weekend ruined for reporters
“Classified House briefing on Syria at 2 pm Sunday will continue a ruined holiday weekend for reporters, not that I’m complaining.” — NYT‘s Jonathan Weisman.
“I continue to be flabbergasted that the president has made this decision, but now that he has it is up to the Hill to do the right thing.” — QGA and ex-Senate flack Jim Manley.
“Punishing #Syria for using chemical weapons isn’t declaring war. Shouldn’t require Congressional approval. POTUS is our CEO.” — MSNBC “Morning Joe” Economic Analyst Steve Rattner.
Editor copes with unruly kitten
“Cat-sitting this weekend. How do you make a kitten stop bothering the other cats? Build them a kitten pillow fort.” — CQ Roll Call Copy and Production Editor Katie Kovach.
Journo on flight with senator
“Joe Lieberman is on my connection from JFK to DC, so I’m sure we’ll get this Syria thing figured out.” — Slate‘s Dave Weigel.
Keeping it real
“We have monitors on in studio & control room to…monitor developments. Hard to see dead bodies between Cialis ads.” — NPR’s Scott Simon.
Important Q to Ask Yourself: “Just realized that I haven’t been out of the country in 10 years. What the hell is wrong with me?” — U.S. News & World Report‘s Robert Schlesinger.
Convo Between Two Reason Journos
NICK GILLESPIE: “I’ll be on C-SPAN on Sunday at 7.45am ET talking #libertarian POV on the news.”
MATT WELCH: “Set your alarms to black leather!”
Convo between a journo and a (ahem) fan
Queer Iranian: “LOL! @jaketapper asks Hayden if Iran would “send a nuclear missile,
but then corrects himself, but they don’t have it. #Pathetic, Jake.”
CNN’s Jake Tapper: “@IranLGBT congrats for never misspeaking! Meant a conventional missile.”
Just relaxing over the long weekend
“Already up to a robust zero number of fucks given today.” — HuffPost‘s Jason Linkins.