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Friday WHC Weekend Guide – 8 Parties, One Night

Yesterday we gave you a rundown of what’s to come the Thursday before White House Correspondents’ Weekend. Now we’re back with everything taking place on Friday -a full-on cluster of eight events taking place throughout the city. Just keeping track of all of them has been a hassle!

Check out the list, after the jump.

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Morning Chatter

Quotes of the Day

“I don’t know where zoftig ends and Dunkin Donuts begins.”HuffPost and MSNBC’s Howard Fineman on New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie weight loss in reaction to an intro from Touré who used the word “zoftig” to describe the governor even thought the word is supposed to apply to pleasantly plump women. In Yiddish, the word means “juicy.” Fineman continued, “I would bet that he does master it because having the desire to be President is even stronger than the desire to eat donuts. So I think he will do that and it’ll help make him a good story, at least initially.”

Bachmann bails on Congress 

“Shorter Michele Bachmann: I’m smart enough. I’m good enough. And doggone it, people like me.” — WaPo‘s Karen Tumulty.

“Just me, or does Michele Bachmann’s music and cadence here channel Delta’s in-flight safety video?” — Daily Caller and The Week‘s Matt Lewis.

“In a rare 6:05AM appearance, @mikeallen joins us to discuss Michele Bachmann.” — Morning Joe.

“How cool would it be if Bachmann could ride out of Congress on a giant eagle?” — Politico‘s Glenn Thrush.

Weiner Police Returns

“I can’t even have a conversation on this set without you all losing it.” — MSNBC “Morning Joe” Co-host Mika Brzezinksi on broaching the topic of ex-Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) running for mayor of New York. Mika turns into the Weiner Police whenever Weiner’s name is on the rise. One thing is clear: Mika is just not that into Weiner.

Ask Judy Today at 1:30 p.m.

“Questions for @JudyWoodruff? She’ll answer during a live chat tomorrow at 1:30 pm ET. #AskJudy” — PBS NewsHour.

Blogger finds girls to be a mystery 

“Right. My eldest daugher [sic] graduated summa cum laude, but I don’t understand girls.” — Conservative blogger Robert Stacy McCain.

Producer in search of propane

“So here I am. Racing the clock to get more propane while a partially-cooked red snapper hangs out on the grill awaiting my return.” — FBDC and Bill Press‘ Producer Peter Ogburn.

Who could it be?

“Overheard: ‘I’m writing a story…what they they called … the little ones…’ ‘Blog post?’ ‘Blog post!’ — Politico lobbying and campaign finance reporter Byron Tau.

TV correspondent gets weight-conscious

“My German childhood nickname translates to ‘FAT.’ Sso when a co-worker asked ‘what do you weigh… 190?’ you can understand my angst.” — ABC7′s Stephen Tschida.

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CNN: Which Shoe Will Drop Next?

On Tuesday we broke the news that CNN Contributors James Carville, Mary Matalin and RedState‘s Fox News-bound Erick Erickson were parting ways with the network under the direction of the new sheriff Jeff Zucker.

But who’s next?

We’re hearing that CNN may look at parting ways with Contributors Donna Brazile and Roland Martin, as they appear to have been slowly replaced by pundits who are known as their “black replacements”: civil rights activist Van Jones, NYT‘s Charles Blow and Democratic Strategist Cornell Belcher. CNN avoided using Brazile and Martin during its Iaugural coverage; ABC took advantage of  Brazile’s expertise in theirs.

Should the calls come down, Brazile likely wouldn’t be too shell-shocked. She’s already got a sweet gig with ABC. Martin, on the other hand, has his “Washington Watch” program on TV One and is a senior analyst for the Tom Joyner radio show. The call would allow him to do what his loud and loyal Twitter following has been clamoring for him to do, which is to be able to appear on MSNBC and Fox News, outlets forbidden to him while he has a contractual agreement with CNN. Martin’s contract with the network is up in early February.

 

Morning Chatter

Quotes of the Day

LOCKED OUT: WaPo’s Dana Milbank: Mayhem at #dnc2012. Hundreds of delegates, journalists locked out of arena.

Penis sighting

“So yeah. Definitely just walked in on some dude in the bathroom with his pants around his ankles staring in the mirror #dnc2012” — BuzzFeed Washington Bureau Chief John Stanton.

WTF Mars Mention of the Evening: “I always figured if Bill Clinton landed on Mars, he would know how to do it. He would know how to reproduce. He would know everything. He’d just instinctively know how to talk to people…the martians.” — MSNBC’s Chris Matthews at 12:53 a.m. opining on Clinton’s vast reproduction knowledge that extends beyond our solar system. Please, someone put Matthews to bed (no pun intended).

Bill Clinton Speech Fallout

“A significant part of this is off prompter. He is using it as notes.” — TIME‘s Michael Scherer.

“The prompter has stopped rolling as Clinton goes off book.” — BuzzFeed‘s Zeke Miller.

“Take away the TelePrompTer, bite his ankle, throw a rat down his trousers, it only raises his game.” — Editor of The New Republic Franklin Foer.

“Bill Clinton is totally ghost ridin’ the script right now.” — Jamelle Bouie, writer for The American Prospect and fellow at the Nation Institute.

“The constant camera flashes in here are going to send Bubba into a seizure #dnc2012″ — Stanton.

“Bubba’s hands are shaking.” — HuffPost‘s Jen Bendery.

“I think Bill Clinton is the gun you bring to a knife fight.” — Metro Weekly Co-publisher Sean Bugg.

“Bill Clinton looks great. @peta may be right about the benefits of a vegan diet.” — HuffPost Deputy Editor Erin Ruberry.

“Man, Clinton is happier than a pig in Arkansas you know what.” — James Oliphant, Deputy Editor, National Journal magazine.

“Clinton is the master. He makes a speech to an enormous crowd feel like a personal talk.” — LAT‘s David Horsey.

“I really don’t understand reporters who think this is too long for a politician to be trying to talk to voters about policy.” — WaPo‘s Ezra Klein.

“This speech was killing it at 15 mins. Now, it’s bordering on a hostage situation.” — Co-host of MSNBC’s The Cycle S.E. Cupp.

“This is moving from ‘greatest speech ever’ to gong territory pretty fast.” — BuzzFeed Political Editor Ben Smith.

“They’re going to need a crowbar to pry Bill away from that podium.” — NYT Op-ed Columnist Charles Blow.

“There’s no way Rahm Emanuel actually thought ‘a broken clock is right twice a day’ was that funny.” — National Review‘s Jonah Goldberg.

“This is like watching a good lawyer defending a guilty man.” — Former Clinton pollster Dick Morris.

“Poor fact checkers, now they gotta spend the night studying 52 years of employment data” — Craig Crawford.

“Same R bloggers who were touting Clinton as the ‘good’ Dem for weeks suddenly talking about sex scandal and perjury again.” — WaPo‘s Greg Sargent.

The Name Dropper

“Caroline Kennedy just walked into our booth. Interview w @DavidMuir #abcworldnews” — ABC News’ Rick Klein.

Dirty jokester

“PLEASE tell me that Sandra Fluke isn’t wearing a blue Gap dress tonight.” — NRA News’ Cameron Gray in a tweet on the night former Prez Bill Clinton is to speak.

INTO THE POOL: “Oops! A wet former treasury secretary Bob Rubin after falling into a pool at a fancy cocktail party in Charlotte.” — Politico‘s Lois Romano with accompanying photograph.

Peter Ogburn contributed to this report. Above black and white photograph by Roll Call’s Meredith Shiner.

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Quotes of the Day


The Donald heaps praise on CBS’ Bob Schieffer

“Bob Schieffer of Face The Nation is doing well in the ratings— I like him because he treated me very fairly.” — Donald Trump.

Sandusky…Ohio?

“It’s sad, when I hear the President is heading to Sandusky, the first thing I think of is Jerry not Ohio.” — Mediaite‘s Dan Abrams.

Speaking of half-naked…

“Shirtless man standing on his porch with his hands at his hips staring at press bus as we pull into Sandusky.” — Buzzfeed‘s Zeke Miller.

Journo rattled by heat related odors

“I don’t mind my BO, it’s the blender on liquefy mixture of everyone else’s stench I could do without.” — Anonymous D.C. journalist.

Journo returns to civilization with amnesia

“After nine days overseas without news, I cannot remember who the GOP contender is. Newt Romney?” – Baron‘s James McTague.

On Writing…

“…And, as it is, the more I write, the less I want to talk. I now understand the love affair between writers and reclusiveness.” — NYT‘s Charles Blow.

Bullsh%t Journalism

“Joe Williams is coming on the show today to tell his side of the story” — Liz Wahl, an anchor at Russia TV. The network brought the ex-Politico White House Correspondent on their network at 5 p.m. Thursday to rehash his “inartful” (as he put it) comments on Mitt Romney not being at ease around white people. They asked him to address the “dick” remarks he made regarding Romney and his wife. The network, however, didn’t bother to ask for “his side of the story” as it never reported to viewers that Williams pled guilty to assaulting his ex-wife in May and remains on probation until November.

Morning Chatter

Quotes of the Day

Lest anyone forget about former CNNer Eric Kuhn, who fled Washington for Hollywood’s United Talent Agency last year, he’s having his 25th birthday party in Manhattan in early June. We’ve blocked out some of the details so intruders don’t ruin his party. Happy Birthday Kuhn!

Writer’s life threatened

“Both @MichaelEDyson & I have received threats on our person since last Friday. Americans we can do better than this. Truly. #EPluribusUnum” — NBC theGrio columnist Sophia Nelson, who isn’t permitted to talk to the media about this for the time being.

Stress as a weight-loss plan

“#2012WorkoutPlan – Romney just told reporters ‘high stress’ keeps him in shape on the road.” — FNC Correspondent Peter Doocy.

Funniest Hate Mail

“Dave Weigel keep drinking that kool-aid, you ignorant baboon.” — said by @iamstainaverse (who is now — ouch! — suspended).

Breitbart editor threatens to cut off birthers

“Honest to G-D, Birthers. I will BLOCK you if you don’t cease with the stupid. Say what u want but not with a @ in front of my name.” — Breitbart.com‘s John Nolte.

Question to Ponder: “Is there anything to explain today’s traffic jackassery in DC?” — ReutersSam Youngman.

Be VERY afraid

“Tomorrow, I will introduce the Weigel Plan to destroy my enemies. If you guys don’t like it, I’ll denounce the plan and deny it exists.” — Slate‘s Dave Weigel.

Journo is down on politics

“There are days when I look around at the political landscape and detest the fact that I’m standing knee-deep in a cesspool.” — NYT‘s Charles Blow.

What’s Driving the Day: “Just go ahead and click on that GOP butt plugs story now and get it over with.” — Reason Magazine’s Peter Suderman, who links to this story.

Eddie Scarry contributed to this report.

 

 

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Quotes of the Day


Stop and check out the chicks: “Look what I passed on the road today. I wonder how old these little guys are” — CNN Contributor and former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer. American Urban Radio’s April Ryan remarked, “AWWW! The dad in you made you take the precious shot!”

Drudge whoring at the rental car agency

“Rental car guy: ‘Sorry brah, I get most of my news from Drudge.’ #noproblembrah” — Politico‘s Dave Catanese.

All in a day’s work

“There are days when I feel like I can’t push this rock up the mountain anymore, days when #TheRaceCardProject feels like a boulder.” — NPR’s Michele Norris.

Senator’s wife wishes hubby a happy anniversary

Connie Schultz: “My only advice for wedded bliss: Marry your hero. Happy anniversary, honey – aka Sherrod Brown.”

George Zimmerman journo humor

  • “I need all Florida helicopters to keep an eye out for any white Broncos. #IJS” — NYT‘s Charles Blow.
  • “If you happen to see Zimmerman in line ahead of you at Wendy’s, remember he still has valid permit to carry concealed weapon. So back off.” — Politico‘s Roger Simon.

Reporter talks to himself on Twitter

“@mboyle1 probably not. was just funny. I wouldn’t go out of your way though” — The Daily Caller‘s Matthew Boyle. Hey Boyle, maybe lay off the Mountain Dew and Red Bull today? He followed up by adding, “Haha. Kinda funny though. Guess I got caught talking to myself haha. Bet I end up in @fishbowldc for that one.”

Noteworthy: Politico Playbook published at one of the earliest times in recent memory this morning. Time: 4:45 am. Come on, Jim VandeHei, let Mike Allen sleep!

Hey Speechboy, speed matters

“So why do people care if Bloomberg or the Washington Post was the first to report a fact that within 2 minutes of reporting, everyone knew?” — @speechboy71. HuffPost‘s Michael Calderone has this explanation from a WaPo spokeswoman. “The draft story was not intended to be published until we confirmed that Santorum was suspending his campaign. The draft was inadvertently sent to Bloomberg, with whom The Post has a partnership, through an automated feed. It was not published on our Web site until the news had been confirmed.” Read his full story here.

In England, the sweater vest is a tank top

Politico‘s Emily Schultheis: “Best part of BBC radio interview I did just now: host calling Santorum’s sweater vest a ‘tank top’. Daily Mail Online‘s Toby Harnden, Washington’s official tank top expert, replied to Emily, saying, “It’s the only term recognised in UK! Having to wear a ‘tank top’ still a traumatic childhood memory.”

Necessary Tweet of the Day

“My mother prefers I not curse in my gchat status update ‘from now on.’ Apparently ‘the whole world’ sees that.” — DCGOPGirl.

Peter Ogburn and Eddie Scarry contributed to this report.

Morning Chatter

Quotes of the Day: The Moon Edition

To the Moon, Newt

“THEY ARE STILL DEBATING GOING TO THE MOON.” — The New Yorker‘s Washington writer Ryan Lizza.

“This portion of the debate is about colonizing the Moon. Just wanted to point that out.” — ReutersSam Youngman. He added, “I’ve been saying for years that the way POTUS is neglecting the Moon is shameful.”

“Shocking amount of #mooncolony talk tonight.” — NBC TODAY Show’s Savannah Guthrie.

Praise for Wolf Blitzer

“That’s right Wolf, get in Newt’s ass. I love this. Wolf is soooooo much better than Jon King.” — NYT‘s Charles Blow. He added, “I knew that I shouldn’t have had that 3rd drink before watching these debates.”

And a critic…“This wife stuff is embarrassing. #cnndebate” — Actress Mia Farrow.

A breath of fresh air: Ron Paul

“Ron Paul is like a palet-clearing sorbet between six courses of mud.” — The Daily Beast‘s Lloyd Grove.

Meanwhile…WaPo Express Editor discusses sex act

While most Washington reporters were fixated on last night’s debate, WaPo Express’s Clinton Yates was out on the town talking dirty. “At dinner with the gf, her friend and other friends of friends. One is certifiable. What a nightmare,” he wrote. “We’re at a Mexican restaurant btw. Arriba! This woman is trying to impress us with her knowledge. Next term: fisting! She’s so hip.”

Hair and Makeup

“I think each candidate should be given an electric razor and be allowed to cut one opponent’s hair anyway he wants.” — National Review Online’s Jonah Goldberg.

“Does Callista’s hair ever move?” — WaPo‘s Right Turn blogger Jennifer Rubin. Chicago Book Editor Beth Renaldi remarked, “Callista Gingrich’s hair never moves. #cnndebate.”

“Callista’s makeup is looking a little more natural tonight. #CNNdebate Kurtz” — The Hill‘s Howeesha Kurtz (a.k.a. Judy Kurtz).

Really Howie?

“Wolf: Why would your wife make the best first lady? All eyes will be on Newt for his Callista answer.” — The Daily Beast/Newsweek‘s Howie Kurtz in the most painfully obvious observation of the night.

Birthweek: Maureen Orth

“Missing the #FLDebate for @LukeRsmom birthday dinner. The only disagreement here is what flavor ice cream to get.” — NBC Congressional Correspondent Luke Russert referring to his mom, VF’s Maureen Orth. (h/t Luke Russert, h/t Mike Allen for h/t)

A special Happy Birthday to C-SPAN’s Communications Director Howard Mortman. From his colleague Steve Scully: “Howard is an incredibly hard worker…in the league of Chuck Todd and Mike Allen. As he gets another year older…he also looks much older than Todd or Allen. But we still love him. In fact I remember him when he was ‘Extreme’ Mortman. Those were the days. :)

Morning Chatter

Quotes of the Day

“I think I’d be in trouble if I wore one, but I would like to see one in person.” — FNC’s Greta Van Susteren on GOP Presidential hopeful Rick Santorum offer to send her a sweater vest that he’s selling.

Reader to Jodi Kantor for The Obamas in NYT Facebook chat: ‘I hope you fail’.

Mona Valeri: “This book sounds very boring to me! I really don’t care to read anything negative about our First Lady!” Linda Susie Morgan: “I wish we had writers who wanted to write something significant based on real interviewing not second-hand gossip. I think your motives, Ms. Kantor, are clear. Sell books and get noticed regardless of the veracity of your stories or negative effects of your words. I hope you fail in your attempt to achieve fame or harm our lovely first family.” The New York Times: “Thanks, everyone, for your participation. And thank you Jodi Kantor for your thoughtful responses.” See the entire chat here.

Don’t get between scribe and his state

“Media covering S.C like it’s a mysterious village that only shows up once every 4 years to sacrifice a lamb. Guys, it’s not. #native.” — FBDC and The Blaze‘s Eddie Scarry and yes, a feisty, defensive South Carolina native.

Retired Ill. attorney and FishbowlDC reader opens up about our most recent installment of NOT Harry & Louise. She, too, knows what it’s like to have an affair with a married man. If you missed the recent post, visit here.

“If they can afford it and are willing to pay the price with her sister, they can always hire a private investigator. At one point many years ago, I was blissfully (and ignorantly) involved with a man who was married, had served time as a child molester, and lied constantly to  everyone. I was mortified. Then and there, after losing some friends and suffering a  blow to my reputation as a savvy professional, I promised no more commitment without Investigation. My current husband of 12 years required no investigation-I had known him since we were thirteen. This is a very bad man.Does her sister watch the Sunday true crime shows?”

Rainbows, puppies and hot fudge sundaes

“About to surprise Nibbles, who thinks I’m getting in very very late tonight…” — AFP’s Olivier Knox, referencing his son, Nibbles, who was distraught that Knox missed his birthday while out on the campaign trail. Knox added, “Had to get up at 5 am to change my ticket…but it’ll be worth it!”

NYT journo gets crap from Conrad Black

“Just read Conrad Black‘s HuffPost piece accusing me of exercising a ‘baneful Mephistophelean influence’ on other NYT columnists…” — NYT‘s Charles Blow on the former newspaper magnate who was convicted of fraud in 2007.

Journo weighs himself against Koppel

“Ways that I am different from Ted Koppell [sic]: When I showed up to cover this Santorum event in Columbia, no one asked for a photo with me.” — TPM‘s Evan McMorris-Santoro.

Free Psychoanalysis With Michelle Fields

“@FishbowlDC You know you’re being petty. I’m honestly sry for whatever it is in your life that makes you so spiteful & want a job like this.” — The Daily Caller‘s Michelle Fields. While we’d LOOVE your job, Michelle, we, like many journalists, prefer to keep a little self respect by not loudly telling everyone how great we think we are.


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Quotes of the Day

Hot ‘n Spicy Shuster

“Friday night’s orgasmic surprise.  David Shuster anchoring Current TV in a black suit and gorgeous black/blue tie.  So hot.  More please.” — Anonymous FishbowlDC reader

Herman Cain Sighting

“So I’m waiting by the @houstontexans locker room and guess who comes by on a golf cart? @thehermancain. I told him it’s time for that talk!” — Washington Watch’s Roland Martin.

Rubin sees bright side of sniffles

“I’ll be on CSPAN Washington Journal at 830 am ET today..got a nasty cold so I’ll have my Brenda Vaccaro voice.” — WaPo conservative issues blogger Jennifer Rubin.

Boybander Betrayed

“Awww, crap. Slept thru Up with Chris Hayes!” — TPM‘s Brian Beutler. But clearly, Think Progress‘ blogger Matt Yglesias is the suck-up. He writes, “They need to broadcast @chrislhayes’s show here in Europe, where it would be on at a very civilized hour.”

Journo defends Waffle House to the death

“I also found it offensive Huntsman said Romney was running for President of Waffle House. I ate there twice a day sometimes. #SoGood” — Human EventsTony Lee.

Daylight Savings: The Aftermath

“You know the kind of person who forgets daylight savings despite all the warnings? Well, I am that person every year. Twice.” — WaPo‘s Gene Weingarten.

“It wouldn’t be Day Light Savings without my mother-in-law waking us up to remind us we can sleep an hour later.” — WaPo Book World Editor Ron Charles.

Journo Baffled by D.C.

“At my hotel bar in DC. I swear I can’t figure this city out. #HELP” — NYT‘s Charles Blow.

Entirely Unnecessary Newsflash of the Day

Maybe Mother Jones Washington Bureau David Corn won’t need a new TV after all. Over the weekend, he wrote: “Not as if I couldn’t watch #CainGrinch. Today the deer hit my car, and my 25-year-old television started working again. Figure that one out.”

Unnecessary Tweet of the Day

“Saturdays seem to be my day for staying off the grid. Except, um, for occasional peeks.” — The Daily Beast‘s/CNN “Reliable Sources” host Howard Kurtz. How many tweets Howie needs to pimp “Reliable Sources” this weekend: 6.

Why Breitbart retweets the haters

“I don’t just RT H8 to show the left is filled with H8ers. I also RT H8 to show how little self-policing of H8 there is within the PC left.” — BigGov founder Andrew Breitbart who was in Washington this weekend starting with a conservative happy hour on Friday night.

The Braggart

“As much fun as the next 4 days in London will be, sad I’ll miss the extra sleep of Daylight Saving Time, since Europe has already switched.” — Washingtonian Editor Garrett Graff. Chance that he could just tell Washington that he was traveling to London? Zero.

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