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Quotes of the Day

Shared Haircuts: Is WaPo‘s Ezra Klein, with his hip and fresh new buzz cut, trying to be MSNBC’s Martin Bashir? The Daily Caller‘s TV writer Jeff Poor, who acquired this picture and ran it on Twitter on Monday, remarked, “Was thinking more like a father-son photo.”

From one Juiceboxer to another

“One man. Two shows. Four hours. Lean Forward.” – WaPo‘s liberal blogger Ezra Klein in a Monday tweet on fellow Boybander Chris Hayes getting a weekend morning show on MSNBC. Hayes will now be Editor-at-Large of The Nation.

Publicist deals with wedding planning hurdle

“So the Union Station post office is closed. If you’re dragging around your wedding invitations to mail, I wouldn’t recommend going there.” — CQ Roll Call Publicist Rebecca Gale in a Monday tweet.

Ahh…the memories

“It’s worth noting that in @DexterVonFrisch’s first year of life he was named the cutest dog in DC by @FishbowlDC. #happybdaydexter” — Syndicated Columnist and Bullfight Strategies Partner Karl Frisch in a Monday tweet. This photograph was taken when we met up with Dexter at Starbucks in Dupont Circle. We presume he was reading FishbowlDC. Happy Birthday Dexter!

Disgruntled journo

“That’s it. I am never, ever buying another Apple product.” — TWT White House reporter Kara Rowland in a Monday tweet.

The Critic

“@gretawire is quite the reasonable host.” — National Review Online‘s Kathryn Lopez in a Monday tweet. She also opined, Daily Rundown plays turtles happy together! That and build me up buttercup are the absolute best #monday morning songs.

 

Reader Questions CQ Roll Call’s Editorial Director Mike Mills’ Priorities

An Anonymous Tipster wrote in to us this morning: “The country is on the edge of default and the editor of CQ Mike Mills is tweeting about the Salahi’s crashing their party last night. Nice.”

The CQ Roll Call Editorial Director wrote this on Twitter about the Salahis: “Um, the Salahis are here crashing the CQRoll Call Famous DC party. Yes, with a fim [sic] crew.” He later added, “Michele [sic] Salahi crashing the @HeardontheHill and @FamousDC happy hour. In person much more blonde.”

And below, a picture of Salahi crashing the party as tweeted by CQ Roll Call Publicist Rebecca Gale. Timing is timing. There’s no shame in Mills writing about Michaele at a time like this. It’s not like he’s a lawmaker. How could they not photograph Michaele and write about such a spectacle? Our only critique is next time he needs to remember the unusual spelling of her name. It’s not spelled like presidential hopeful Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.). Maybe Mills needs to watch her “Bump It” video a few more times. We won’t tell if you won’t.

Roll Call Tries Luring Readers With Coffee

Roll Call‘s HOH is attempting to endear readers by asking them to answer five questions about where they like to do a variety of things on Capitol Hill. What do they get in return? Some lucky winner will get a gift card from Starbucks.

The survey is an informal questionnaire of hot spots on the hill, which potentially may show up in a future Roll Call features story, explains CQ Roll Call Publicist Rebecca Gale. The winner will be drawn at random.

Heard on the Hill (@HeardontheHill)
6/27/11 3:43 PM Answer five quick questions about your fave places on the Hill and you could win a $20 Starbucks gift card.

Answer the survey (powered by surveymonkey) here.

Why Washington D.C. Gossip Sucks

On Wednesday at 4:25 p.m. Roll Call‘s esteemed gossip column HOH tweeted an odd message to readers:  “Heard on the Hill will not publish today due to lack of energy and zero cleverness. Check back in tomorrow. #onlypartofthisstatementisfact”

When we tried to get to the bottom of what this meant, we learned a couple of things. For starters, HOH Writer Neda Semnani wrote the tweet and is responsible for the HOH Twitter handle. Secondly, Roll Call PR says the note was “a joke.” Third, HOH published on both Wednesday and Thursday, so that not publishing part? That was humor. The main reason Semnani’s message fell short is that it succeeded in causing confusion and little else.

Semnani remarked to FishbowlDC: “HOH is as reliable as the US postal service and sometimes as grumpy.”

And from Spokeswoman Rebecca Gale: “Yes, the tweet is written as a joke (the reference being the ‘only part of this statement is fact’ hashtag) and I can confirm that HoH will continue to publish it’s lovely and clever self in every edition of Roll Call.”

Note to Readers: Have an example of Washington gossip that leaves something to be desired? Send to us at FishbowlDC@mediabistro.com or FishbowlBetsy@gmail.com. All submissions will be considered anonymous unless otherwise noted.

Power Outages at CNN and CQ Roll Call?

We hear that power is out at CNN and CQ Roll Call.

Roll Call HOH Writer Neda Semnani confirms as much on Twitter: “PEPCO takes down the media! The private utility company took down CNN and CQ Roll Call Tuesday. Quotes from panicked journos to follow.”

UPDATE: CQ Roll Call Publicist Rebecca Gale writes us just now to say, “Sadly it’s true. But we have email!”

‘Around the Hill’? More Like ‘Around a Hill’

Good news from Roll Call: if you missed the Cherry Blossom Festival and feel like driving a totally reasonable 60 miles from D.C., you can now see a whole bunch of trilliums, a flower belonging to the lilly family.

The article, in the “Around the Hill” section, says 14 million of the flowers will be in bloom for the next two weeks. But not around Capitol Hill. Instead, around some random hills at the G. Richard Thompson Wildlife Management Area.

Sally Anderson, the president of the Virginia Native Plant Society expects as many as hundreds of wildflower enthusiasts to head to the area over the next two weeks. She also says she’s gotten inquiries from England about visiting, and thinks D.C. residents should join in the fun.

We reached out to Roll Call‘s brand new Features editor, Ryan Beckwith, to ask about the paper’s radius for event coverage from Capitol Hill.  We never heard back. Instead, Roll Call‘s Director of Promotions, Rebecca Gale, told us: ” This is an hour’s drive away–seems ideal for a recess read, and anyone who has a vacation day to burn.”

Roll Call’s National Account Manager Walks Out

On Friday, Kelly Lindner, their National Account Manager, walked out after 17 years. The scene was tense and she did not leave amicably. She is the 11th woman to leave in recent weeks.

The publication maintains that the departures have nothing to do with gender. Some top women presently at Roll Call on the editorial side include Christina Bellantoni, managing editor Katie Smith, and Politics Editor Lauren Whittington. There have been four new female hires in the past month: Shira Toeplitz (returning from her year abroad at Politico), Janie Lorber, Amanda Becker and Cyra Master.

“While we don’t comment on individual personnel matters, CQ Roll Call continues to recruit the best talent in the business, and we encourage ambitious, hard-working men and women to apply and work for us,” said Rebecca Gale, Director of Promotions and a relatively new hire who started with CQ-Roll Call in January.

The Departed:

Laurie Battaglia
Jen Yachnini
Jennifer Bendery
Erin Billings
Ali McSherry
Elizabeth Brotherton
Debbie Bruno
Kate Hunter
Jackie Kucinich
Monica Sweet

Correction: The above has been corrected to reflect that Kelly Lindner is National Account Manager, not VP of Sales & Events, a role which she previously occupied.

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