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Quotes of the Day

Protesters pissed at Fox News: “Occupydc protestors upset @foxnews truck is parked illegally.” — WTOP’s Mark Segraves with the accompanying photograph.

Boybander down on J-School: “I feel like $30 million in angel investments in journalism startups would do much more good than $30 million in j-school donations.” — Slate business and economics correspondent Matt Ylgesias.

Producer calls Romney camp inaccessible to media
“One thing I absolutely cannot stand about Romney’s campaign is their inaccessibility to the media. It’s so McCain-like & losing strategy.” — Exec. Producer of Morning Majority at WMAL news Heather Smith.

Words to live by…“Remember: you’re not fully clean unless you’re Zestfully clean.” — C-SPAN Communications Director Howard Mortman.

AnonymASS reaction to Romney sweat poll

“With topics like this is it any wonder why people are turning away from the mainstream media for real news.  Those who think this is news might welcome an investigation on Michelle Obama‘s menstrual cycles and it’s effect on how Obama decides things.” — AnonymASS commenter. The Q: What’s that under Romney’s armpits? Poll results: A shadow – 51.72 percent; Sweat mark – 48.28 percent.

Newt volunteer goes after Townhall editor
“Moron of the Day! >> @KatiePavlich << Townhall editor! This fuck is the biggest moron I’ve ever seen come out against Newt on FOX. #withNewt” — Jeff Rainforth, Gingrich volunteer and former Calif. Gov. and U.S. Congress candidate. Pavlich told FishbowlDC, “It is what it is, calling me a moron, or other choice names, isn’t going to get Obama out of the White House in 2012.”
Journo sports unique hairdo
“D.C. Examiner’s David Freddoso on Fox News. Who did his hair? Charlie Chaplin?!” — The Blaze‘s and FBDC’s Eddie Scarry.

News of the weird…“I have just been informed by the deputy that next week is both national marriage week and national cancer week. Coincidence?” — TWT‘s Anneke Green.

JetBlue reaches out to FNC’s Bret Baier: “Bret Baier have a g8 flight and enjoy the unlimited snacks and Inflight entertainment-maybe you’ll catch yourself on TV” — @JetBlue. Baier replied, “Ha thnx!”

Journos Bid Farewell to Rick Perry

In the past 24 hours we’ve been probing reporters about what they will miss most about Texas Gov. Rick Perry‘s Presidential campaign. Most knew within mere seconds. Enjoy!

MSNBC Political Analyst Karen Finney: “Rick Perry gave us some of the best debate moments of the cycle. I will miss his stammering, non-sensical, more bizarre than the thought of Newt in an ‘open’ marriage – moments.”

Politico‘s Roger Simon: “There was a Perry campaign?”

CNN Commentator Hilary Rosen: “I’ll miss the low expectations from the pundits before debates. No one is left to over-perform!”

NJ‘s White House and Congressional correspondent Major Garrett: “I will miss Perry saying ‘Luv you, brother.’ I’d never before heard a presidential campaign sound like the fraternity rush chairman right before the first Friday night keg is tapped.”

Q & A Celeb’s Colin Drummond: “Think I’ll miss his huge entourage who acted as if they were actually guarding the President.”

Informal Herman Cain advisor John Coale: “Being on the edge of my seat waiting to see what he says next.”

ReutersSam Youngman: “His debate performances, his smile and his, uh. His… uh, I’m sorry.”

Metro Weekly Co-Publisher Sean Bugg: “Since I don’t find bumbling incompetence quite as funny as everyone else seems to, not very damn much.”

BuzzFeed’s Ben Smith: “I will miss Rick Perry, a great retail pol who was a ton of fun to cover.”

TownHall.com and BigGov columnist Derek Hunter: “I would say I will miss 3 things and pretend to not remember the 3rd, but I can’t even think of the first 2 to pretend to forget the 3rd. You can’t miss flying on a plane that never really got off the ground. Perry was a great concept, but a horrible candidate who only seems ready to run when it was too late to matter.”

SiriusXM P.O.T.U.S. Channel’s Julie Mason: “I have been unabashedly keening and lamenting this departure all damn day. The presidential campaign just got 65 percent less fun with 85 percent less charisma. I will leave assessments on hair to others.”

Roll Call‘s Jonathan Strong: “Waiting for his next spectacular flub in the debates.”

Anonymous Capitol Hill reporter: “The mind numbing WTF moment that occurred every time he dove into the shallow end of foreign policy.”

Roll Call‘s HOH writer Neda Semnani: “I for one will miss his boots, Freedom and Liberty. Warren says he will miss his verbal face plants. I will just miss him in debates generally. But, let be serious, we will all miss his hair — his beautiful, beautiful hair that was obviously sculpted by angels.”

The Daily Caller‘s Jamie Weinstein: “Like everyone I think, I’ll miss his eloquence and erudition. And his hora proficiency.”

RealClearPoliticsErin McPike: “The self-deprecation. And I actually got an old-school back-slap from him when he was hustling into an Iowa event last month. His demeanor made for really good color, and that makes good copy.”

TWT Senior Opinion Editor Emily Miller: “I’ll miss Rick Perry scaring the heck out of everyone on Capitol Hill with his push for a part-time Congress.”

TWT‘s Anneke Green: “All we DC insiders are mourning the lost opportunity to be ruled again by the sovereign Republic of Texas. For three long years, we’ve suffered the abolishing of beer pong, cowboy boots-n-tuxes, and … and… What was the third one?”

SHannitysHair: “First and foremost, I will miss his GREAT hair. Seriously though, I will miss his conservative voice in the campaign….even though he tends to get tongue-tied at times. Who among us didn’t chuckle inside at his “oops” moment? There was one other thing I wanted to share. I forget. #oops”

Human EventsTony Lee: “His unpredictable Twitter feed, exclamation marks included. You never knew what he was going to tweet. He tweeted he was not quitting the race, a picture of himself at a shooting range, and even a challenge to CNN’s Peter Hamby to make the Perry running team.”

Yahoo! NewsChris Moody: “His campaign aides were always great about hanging out after events to shoot the breeze with reporters. They’ll be missed at the bar.”

From an unidentified WTOP management type, suit-wearing person: “Three things… the candor, the commercials… and… um, ahh”

Human EventsJason Mattera: “The blank stares and blonde moments.”

Eddie Scarry contributed to this report.

 

What Will Journos Remember Most About Michele Bachmann’s Presidential Campaign?

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) ended her presidential campaign Wednesday morning following a dismal finish in the Iowa Caucuses. Countless journalists will miss seeing her throughout the rest of the primary. She was fun, feisty and fabulous, if at times factually challenged — she did confuse John Wayne for John Wayne Gacey — but who cares? It was part of her charm. Still, her memory lives on.

We posed the question to Washington journalists — what will you miss most about covering Bachmann? Here’s what they had to say.

Chris Geidner, Metro Weekly‘s senior political writer, told FBDC in an email he appreciated the national discussion Michele and her husband Marcus raised concerning his work with a Christian clinic, which reportedly practices reparative therapy for gays. As for a report from WaPo Thursday speculating that Michele may retire from the House, Geidner said, “We’ll have to wait and see (her on Fox News).”

And WaPo‘s Aaron Blake, who hails from Minnesota remarked, “Hearing that lovely Minnesota accent, dontcha know. Now I’ll have to watch ‘Fargo’ or worse, call my relatives, to revisit my roots.”

TWT columnist Emily Miller pointed us to a piece she wrote Wednesday: “It’s certainly a relief that the debate stage will be less crowded,” she wrote, “but it’s worth noting what has been lost: the Tea Party’s highest-profile opponent of Obamacare.”

In late December, Bachmann ran a campaign blitz through Iowa, stopping in each of the state’s 99 counties within 11 days. Human EventsTony Lee told us he’ll miss that energy. “Sometimes, I could not help but wonder if she had more body doubles than children when looking at her schedule of events,” he said.

But Bachmann’s flamboyant doggy sunglasses shopping hubby may be missed just as much as the candidate. “Marcus.” That’s the only word The Daily Caller‘s Alex Pappas responded with when we asked what he’d miss most about Bachmann’s campaign.

Pappas’ colleague Jeff Poor said he’ll miss watching MSNBC’s Chris Matthews‘ analysis of Bachmann now that she’s out of the race. “It was like a boy pulling a girl’s pigtails, but instead with an overweight aging male,” said Poor.

Sean Bugg, also of Metro Weekly, was hoping Marcus could bring that sense of style to the White House. “What I’ll miss most is Marcus, especially now that we know what his eye for accessorizing would have brought to the White House. It would have been just like another Jackie Kennedy,” he said.

RCP‘s Erin McPike: “Eyelashes?”

Agence France-PressOlivier Knox: “She is truly one of the most impressive ‘retail’ politicians I’ve ever seen, who worked to build a rapport with every voter at her meet-and-greet events in Iowa. Also? The Christmas carols she played from her bus’s loud speakers.”

Townhall.com and BigGov Columnist Derek Hunter: “Her earnest delivery of every line, her Biden-like verbal flubs, and Marcus, sweet, sweet Marcus. But what I will miss most is the staring contest she had with the nation during every debate… Those eyes were hungry, and the only meal that could satiate that hunger was the White House. Now those eyes will be forever hungry, forever yearning.”

The Hill‘s Alex Bolton: “I’ll miss all the traffic she drives to The Hill’s website, which keeps my editors in a good mood.”

American Spectator blogger and New Media Strategies’ J.P Freire: “A candidate that cites (late Austrian economist) Ludwig Von Mises.”
Anonymous D.C. Journo: “I will miss watching her being asked a question NOT about health care (Guantanamo Bay detainees, the U.S.-China relationship, black holes in space) and somehow correlating that to ‘ObamaCare.’”

Anne Schroeder Mullins, media consultant and formerly with Politico: “Won’t we all miss Marcus the most?”

TPM‘s Evan McMorris-Santoro: “Who’s gonna say ‘Anderson’ now?!” (Santoro is referring to the countless times Bachmann tried grabbing the attention of CNN’s Anderson Cooper during a GOP debate back in October.)

Julie Mason, host of SiriusXM’s P.O.T.U.S: “I will dearly miss her soothing, mellifluous elocutions — like a soft, wet ear-kiss.”

TWT‘s Anneke Green: “The shot at having a First Gentleman.”

RIP for now, Bachmann campaign. Gone but not forgotten.

Morning Chatter

Quotes of the Day

Newsroom tension

“You know you’ve written a good editorial if it makes your boss uncomfortable. @BrettMDecker” — TWT‘s Anneke Green.

Is WaPo‘s Gene Weingarten Constipated?

“@fishbowlDC is so negative, petty & argumentative, & so wanting to start fights, they’ll probably try to make something out of this tweet.” — WaPo‘s humor columnist Gene Weingarten lost his sense of humor Wednesday after we dared to make a few observations about Washingtonian’s profile of him in its December issue. Weingarten, whose Twitter avatar is a classic pile of poop, was particularly incensed that FBDC Contributor Eddie Scarry asked about his Hepatitis C diagnosis after he admittedly told a big fat fib about his sister dying in a swimming pool that appeared in the profile. Despite all the drama (and maybe because of it), the profile is actually interesting and worth a read.

Unnecessary Tweet of the Day

“Could I eat an entire box of Starbucks’ Cranberry Bliss Bars in one sitting? I believe strongly that I could.” — WaPo‘s Chris Cillizza.

A day in the life…

“Dear universe, I’d rather be waterboarded. Fuck all of you, you’re all so fucking insipid I am literally out of vomit.” — Washington-based freelancer Moe Tkacik. We also personally enjoyed this one: “Hi person I don’t know. GO TO FUCKING HELL. And this one: The New York Observer, Ezra Fucking Klein, Mattafuckingthias, and everyone else can fucking eat shit.

RT’s are not endorsements

The New Yorker‘s Ryan Lizza: RTs DO NOT EQUAL ENDORSEMENTS RT @bazecraze: The Republican primary is like angry sex. It’s down to the d— versus the p—y.

Erickson is no fan of Toddlers & Tiaras

“Very upset with @AC360 subjecting me to clips from Toddlers & Tiaras. Glad no one could see my face during that. Wow.” — RedState Editor-in-Chief and CNN Contributor Erick Erickson. This was also upsetting for him: “Leave @AC360 and have a car wreck happen right in front of me. So close glass got on my car. Still shaking.”

Quote Taken Out of Context

“@MichelleFields Ask @Jamie_Weinstein about the unicorn he claims he saw while having lunch.” — The Daily Caller‘s Alex Pappas. (The context: Weinstein is vacationing in South Africa and Zambia and apparently said he saw a unicorn. He quickly corrected himself and said he meant to say Zebra.)

Katrina can’t take any more Trump

“Piers Morgan –Do you really need to give Donald Trump more time to air his BS?” — The Nation‘s Katrina vanden Heuval.

Scribe gets q about her height

“A punk on the street last night asked me, how tall are you? My answer? Tall enough to overlook your impertinence!” — HuffPost fashion contributor Stephanie Green.

Journo needs Zzzzz’s

“Thought I lost my BlackBerry. It was in my hand. #tired #goodnight.” — Former Washington Examiner scribe Freeman Klopott, who now works for Bloomberg in Albany.

Boybander saves day?

“Just corrected the Senate Majority Leader, BAM!”  TPM‘s Brian Beutler.

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Quotes of the Day — the post holiday edition


HuffPost’s Sam Stein’s potential Chanukah present from Ralph Lauren: “Is this sweater a joke? (mom wants to get me it for Chanukah).”

Post Thanksgiving sentiment

“I feel fat.” — Matt DeLuca, Political Communications Strategist at New Media Strategies.

Smart and Awkward Brunch

“Smart of Obama to go to Kramers for Small Business Saturday rather than what many young Washingtonians know it for: Awkward Brunch Sunday.” — The New Yorker‘s Ryan Lizza.

Life outside the Beltway

“T-minus 20 minutes of meeting new people in Boston and they haven’t asked me what I ‘do.’ Winning.” — Politico‘s Byron Tau.

And now for some holiday pepper spray humor…

“I would like a holiday pepperspray latte, please.” — Reuters’ Patricia Zengerle.

Black Friday wisdom

“Saw lots of people buying things they didn’t look like they could afford. If you can’t afford toothpaste you probably can’t afford that TV.” — Townhall.com Contributor and occasional WMAL radio personality Derek Hunter.

“I do not understand Black Friday. No amount of savings could mitigate crazy people being mixed into the hell that is shopping.” — TWT‘s Anneke Green.

Damon downplays his looks

Actor Matt Damon graced ABC’s “This Week” Sunday to discuss his organization, water.org, that helps bring clean water to impoverished countries.

CHRISTIANE AMANPOUR: You’re not just a pretty face.  You’re not just the face of this campaign.
MATT DAMON:  I’m barely a pretty face.

Llewellyn King’s PSA

King kicked off his Sunday “White House Chronicle” program on WETA by discussing his work on behalf of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: “I can tell you, it has been one of the most extraordinary experiences of my life. I am a journalist and I’ve been a journalist for a very long time. I’m not used to getting mail that begins with ‘thank you.’”

When the cat’s away…

“I feel like I could post just about anything on DCist today and no one would care/notice. Hmm. This could be fun.” — DCist’s Martin Austermuhle.

Xmas music makes journo feel violent

“Only time in Christmas season I am tempted to get violent is when that ‘Grandma Got Run over By a Reindeer’ abominatioin comes on radio.” — Gannett National Correspondent and Columnist  Charles Raasch.

Boybander in Rome

“Wheels up for Rome. Enjoy spending the holiday in a country that can print its own currency.” — TPM‘s Brian Beutler.

Home for the Holidays

“Looking forward to Thanksgiving dinner with my Obama-loving mother-in-law and my Obama-hating aunt. #letstalkaboutsomethingelse” — WaPo‘s Karen Tumulty.

“One relative, discussing another’s interest in getting a smart phone: “I don’t think he knows it doesn’t actually make him smarter.” NJ “The Hotline’s” Editor-in-Chief Reid Wilson.

“The Blitzer Turkey. Delicious! Happy Thanksgiving.” — CNN’s Wolf Blitzer (who tweeted this accompanying picture of the delectable turkey.)

Oh no he didn’t…

“Jewish side of my family has delayed thanksgiving until Saturday so we take advantage of cheaper airfare.” — Labor journo Mike Elk. He also remarked, “So awkward when my gentile side of the family has to pray to Jesus before eating.”

Convvo Between Two Media Types

NBC Publicist ErikaMasonhall: “This isn’t the quiet car, but pretty sure it’s not play-your-iPod-on-speaker car either.”

House Maj. Leader Eric Cantor’s flack Brad Dayspring:”I always ride the quiet car…”

Emily Miller Joins TWT

Human Events Senior Editor Emily Miller is going to work for TWT. Her title is Senior Editor of the Editorial and Opinion pages. She’ll continue to work out of an office on Capitol Hill.

In April of 2010, Miller left Politics Daily for TWT as a freelancer. In August she moved again when she began her job for Human Events.

So she’s well acquainted with the team that includes Editorial Page Editor Brett Decker, Dave Mastio, Richard Diamond, James Robbins, Anneke Green, Kerry Picket and Frank Perley.

“We are thrilled to have Emily Miller bring her unique behind-the-scenes perspective of politics to The Washington Times Opinion pages,” said Decker in a statement. “Emily has worked at the highest levels of power in Washington, and she brings that wealth of insider knowledge and experience to her reporting.”

Congratulations to Miller!

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