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Quotes of the Day — State of the Union-Fugitive Edition

SOTU quotes that are fit for a Fishbowl: “I know the human being and fish can coexist peacefully.” — brought to our attention by HuffPost‘s Sam Stein‘s Twitter feed. It’s an old quote from former President George W. Bush. And this: “At least there’s no smoked fish joke in this one.” — Mother JonesNick Baumann.

“The outside of the Dome on SOTU night.” Roll Call‘s Meredith Shiner with accompanying photograph.

Shut up SOTU clappers, journo wants his Zzzz’s

“Dear applauders: Please stop. I have a bedtime.” — WaPo‘s Chris Cillizza.

Importantish Q to Ponder: “So… Does Senator Menendez shake President Obama’s hand as he walks in? Awkward. #SOTU” — NRSC Strategist Brad Dayspring.

Important Q to Ponder: “So does CNN break away from the burning house to do the State of the Union.” — TPM‘s Josh Marshall.

Important Q to Ponder III: “What’s the over/under on the number of Nicorette patches John Boehner has plastered all over himself right now?” — Times of London‘s Matt Spence.

THE SPEAKER AND THE LOUDMOUTH: “Luke Russert shakes Speaker Boehner’s hand as he walks to the chamber for SOTU.” — NBC House of Representatives Producer Frank Thorp. Boehner affectionately (we think) refers to Russert as the “loudmouth.”

Rothenberg crushes the spirit of political reporters

“Political reporters always incredibly excited by SOTU. Real people not so much.” — Stu Rothenberg, who writes a column for Roll Call, a publication full of political reporters. And then, oddly, he writes, “My first SOTU inside the chamber? 1970 when I was Colby College intern in Ed Muskie’s office. AA gave me ticket.” Um, hey Stu, do real people give a sh-t about this?

Speaking of excitement…

“The hallway outside Sen. Durbin’s office smells overwhelmingly of barbecue.” — Roll Call‘s Shiner of the Illinois Democrat.

And again…

“Just spoke to Gabby Giffords for the first time since the day before she was shot. She looks amazing. Twinkle in her eye and broad smile.” — CNN Chief Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash.

“Senate page just said in Statuary Hall ‘Oh my God. Kelly Ayotte is rocking the mint-green!’ I am partial to Bader Ginsberg‘s red.” — Roll Call‘s Abby Livingston.

“McCain ribbing Kerry as he walks by.” — Politico‘s Manu Raju.

Rep. Terry Sewell is the most energetic greeter of the House! Urrybody gets a kiss and big laugh and a thousand watt smile.” — BuzzFeed Washington Bureau Chief John Stanton.

“Lots of schmoozing with former colleagues as Secy Kerry makes his way down the aisle.” — CBS White House radio correspondent Mark Knoller.

“Whoever said that politics is showbiz for ugly people was a master of understatement. Or just blind.” — Reason‘s Nick Gillespie.

“VP Biden has a scratched cornea, reports NBC, which is why he is wearing glasses.” — The Hill‘s Emily Goodin.

Politico Playbook Publish Time: 7:43 a.m.

The Jokester Caucus

  • “Press will now begin attacking Rubio for drinking problem.” — USA Today‘s Paul Singer.
  • “I’m sure I’m going to dislike this but at least Beyonce is performing.” — Logan Dobson, before the SOTU address began.
  • “When is halftime? Where is Beyonce?” — FNC’s Greg Gutfeld.
  • “Who’s the fat lump of shit next to Mrs Obama? #SOTU.” — Anthony Cumia from the Opie and Anthony radio show.
  • “Marco! Pollo! Marco! Pollo! Fish out of water!” [Insert Rubio Joke Here] #Rubioing.” — Syndicated columnist and Bullfight Strategies’ Karl Frisch.
  • “What’s the opposite of 5-Hour Energy? Boehner’s had two of them, at least.” — Bloomberg Business Week‘s Joshua Green.

The Critics

“Really pathetic and sad reflection on media-culture that taking a drink of water can overwhelm everything else.” — Christian Heinze, founder of Prez16.com. Seconded by NRSC Spokesman Brian Walsh, who said, “Exactly.”

Oh, but wait: “Jesus… the water sip blew the whole speech. Was on board until then but he blew it. Cue SNL.” — Jason Killian Meath, President, GOP Media Firm.

“The problem with this speech is a.) we already knew what was in it and b.) little of it is new.” — Politico‘s Ben White.

“I like Rubio’s remarks thus far, dislike the dry mouth. Get the man a water. Let’s hear some solutions.” — Conservative radio host Dana Loesch.

“Was leaning off camera to get water really better than obviously needing one?” — WCP Editor Mike Madden during the GOP response of Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.).

“Rubio keeps grabbing at his face. What’s with that?” — Baron‘s D.C. Editor James McTague.

“Huh, Chris Matthews voted for George W. Bush. You can admit that on MSNBC and still have a job? #MSNBCAfterDark” — U.S. News & World Report‘s Robert Schlesinger at 12:19 a.m.

Gratitude is…

“SOMEBODY PLEASE GIF THAT AWKWARD WATER BOTTLE GRAB, RIGHT NOW!!!!!!!!!!!! wowowoowowowowoowowow” — WaPo Express’ Clinton Yates.

“Water grab! Thank God.” — ABC News’ Nico Hines.

“Rubio has serious case of drymouth. Thank god he just took a sip of water.” — Roll Call Senate Editor Emily Pierce.

Jeff Zucker, give this man a raise! 

“CNN has every story covered tonight. On CNN-US: SOTU coverage. On HLN, continuing live coverage of Calif. Manhunt.” — CNN Washington Bureau Chief Sam Feist.

Wardrobe Change

“I just changed into flats because it is SRO in the House press gallery. #SOTU” — TWT‘s Emily Miller.

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Morning Reading List, 05.17.07

morningsun.gifGood morning Washington.

  • In your opinion, the Fox debate had much better format and questions than the MSNBC/Politico debate.

  • TNR opines that Rupert Murdoch’s “intention to purchase a crown jewel of U.S. journalism, The Wall Street Journal … should be a pivotal moment for liberals — a time to dial back their relentless hostility to newspapers and start crusading for them.”

  • From a reader, “Re: the poll. Fox sent a message last night with the debate — Dems, listen up — we are fair and will ask more interesting questions. We won’t just go down the line, we will actually tailor each question to each candidate, and oh by the way we will ask followups. This from a CNN viewer who usually think Fox sucks. I was at the Dem MSNBC debate and that one was much better than the GOP one in Ca. Food for thought.”

  • Tom Glocer writes “the most important letter I have ever written as chief executive of Reuters.”

  • Variety reports, Calendar editor Lennie LaGuire is “one of those who is leaving the Los Angeles Times as part of a corporate cost-cutting move to eliminate 100-150 jobs at the paper.”

  • Gilbert Cranberg notes that with newspapers moving full speed ahead online, print readers, including him, “not only do we miss out on what’s put online, we’re shortchanged on what’s in print.”

  • Public Eye’s Matthew Feeling reports, “truth is that the ‘Daily Show’ is actually just a nice dessert or digestif, after a meal of Real News Roughage.”

  • A ton of you agree with Christopher Hitchens and some readers weighed in:

      “I agree with the Hitch — with this caveat. I may be getting old, but I find the practice of public grave dancing unbelieveably distasteful. Yes, it’s news, and yes, it’s valid to judge someone on their merits. But what’s with the glee to piss on the body before it’s even cold?”

      “It is a shame how it only took 12 hours for Hitchens to dance on the grave of Jerry Falwell in an effort to sell more books.”

  • Bloomberg reports, “James Ottaway Jr., whose family controls 5.2 percent of the voting rights at Dow Jones & Co., predicted the company won’t be sold to Rupert Murdoch.”

  • New York Observer reports, “At Forbes.com, the online arm of the 90-year-old Steve Forbes — run publication — which now famously includes rock star Bono as an investor — nine editorial staffers have recently fled, according to a former staffer.” One staffer, Lisa Lerer joined Politico earlier this week.

  • Jeffrey Immelt, chairman and CEO of NBC Universal parent General Electric, reiterated Tuesday that he has no current plans to sell the entertainment unit and also said GE has no interest in acquiring Dow Jones & Co.,” according to the Hollywood Reporter.

  • Wired reports, “CBS Chief Isn’t Worried About YouTube or Google — ‘As Long as We Get Paid’”

  • AMNY reports, “XM announced Tuesday that it has suspended Long Island shock jocks Gregg ‘Opie’ Hughes and Anthony Cumia and ceased broadcast of their show for 30 days, effective immediately. The duo had issued an apology last week after airing a segment in which a guest expressed desire to have sex with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, as well as First Lady Laura Bush and Queen Elizabeth.”

  • Reuters reports, “Time Warner Inc.’s AOL Internet unit said on Wednesday it purchased a controlling stake in Adtech AG, a German online advertising management company, to expand the volume of ads it delivers to big Web sites in Europe.”

    Jobs

  • Congressional Quarterly is looking for a Foreign Policy Writer.

  • Niche Media Holdings, LLC is looking for an Associate Editor.

  • Alert Global Media is seeking an experienced reporter.

  • The McLaughlin Group is looking for a television producer/writer.

  • PBS is looking for an Associate Director/Content Manager.

  • Virginia Lawyers Weekly is looking for a versatile Writer/Business Reporter.

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