QUOTES of the DAY


Dust has no bounds

“The Smithsonian needs to dust their exhibits so I’ll stop sneezing on their factoid cases.” — Syndicated columnist, comedian and FishbowlLA Editor Tina Dupuy in a tweet during a weekend Washington visit. She hadn’t read Roll Call’s recently fascinating piece on dust at the Postal Museum or she’d have been up to speed. Later she added, “The Smithsonian is clearly not sponsored by Swiffer.” (Find Tina’s site here.)

Did someone say Shuster?

“Frankly I think CNN could’ve let Sanchez off with a MSNBC-style mysterious disappearance a la Shuster.” – TPM’s Brian Beutler referencing former (or still temporarily suspended with no end in sight) MSNBCer David Shuster on CNN’s firing of Rick Sanchez.

A grand invitation

“Anyone else want to see Social Network at 9:10 tonight?” — Slate‘s David Weigel in an invitation to EVERYONE on Twitter Friday night.

Rahm – one hell of a flack

“One of the great press secretaries we’ve ever had.” — WaPo‘s Dana Milbank on CNN’s “Reliable Sources” Sunday referencing former White House COS Rahm Emanuel.

Editor stumbles on bad luck

“What an awesome weekend of being sick & then being well just long enough to get clipped on my bike. #myfacelooksawesome .” — Phoebe Doris, web editor of The American Prospect in a weekend tweet.

Scribe plans to be annoying

“Heading to Madison, WI. Gonna annoy some people by asking them about politics during Packers game.” — Scott Conroy of RealClearPolitics in a weekend tweet. To which GOP Pundit and communications strategist Kevin Madden replied, “So long, front teeth.”

NBC’s Todd talks ‘palace intrigue’

“BTW, something to ponder #westwing palace intrigue folks, Rahm’s departure means Bill Clinton doesn’t have a WH direct line when he wants.” — NBC’s Chuck Todd in a weekend tweet.