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Quotes of the Day — GOP Presidential Debate Edition

“How is this c–t on MSNBC saying Obama created jobs!? I’m stunned at this sh-t ass f–k d–k ‘news’ channel.” — Anthony Cumia from the “Opie and Anthony” radio show in a startling tweet last night that contained no dashes. Rachel Maddow was leading the network’s post-debate coverage.

Promises, promises

“Hey Patrick Gavin, we’ll get you in on that next debate. Forget Harris.” — MSNBC “Morning Joe” Co-host Willie Geist joking around with Politico‘s Patrick Gavin in this morning’s post debate analysis referring to Editor-in-Chief John Harris, who co-moderated the debate with NBC News anchor Brian Williams.

The media peanut gallery

“What makes this MSNBC operation so much better than its competitors, I am now seeing, is how its panelists amuse & bemuse each other so.” — BigGovernment’s Andrew Breitbart.

“Why not at least have Joe Scarborough, Jonathan Martin, Pat Buchanan, & Luke Russert doing this?” — The Daily Caller‘s media scribe Matt Lewis.

“Changing the channel now. This analysis is disgusting and sick.” — The Daily Caller‘s Matthew Boyle who was presumably watching MSNBC’s post debate analysis.

FNC’s Henry under the influence of MSNBC’s Matthews

“ANYONE SEEN MY ‘A’ SECTION OF NYTIMES?? IT HAS YELLOW HIGHLIGHTER ALL OVER IT #chrismatthewstweets” — FNC’s Ed Henry mimicking what he imagines is MSNBC “Hardball” Host Chris Matthews‘ Twitter personality. Matthews showed up on Twitter last night some months after writing just one tweet on his account.  Henry continued, “GEEZ SANTORUM IS ALMOST AS ORANGE AS BRIAN W! #chrismatthewstweets”

Travel writer gets poetic about the rain

“The rain is amazing. It falls and falls and falls, days now, and it’s warm and people huddle and duck and splash and I like it.” — Carl Hoffman, contributing editor to National Geographic Traveler.

Capehart is all over Calista’s frightening hairdo

“Calista Gingrich’s hair. So blond. So sturdy. Discuss. It’s all about the spray baby!!” — WaPo‘s Jonathan Capehart on Newt Gingrich‘s wife’s blond helmet of hair as reported on Twitter by MSNBC Political Analyst Karen Finney, who added that she “merely pointed out the role of hairpspray.”

Is this a healthy obsession?

“So I’ll give a gift to any friend at NBC News who can get me a cut of your election music. I’m, like, that obsessed with it.” — NJ‘s Marc Ambinder.

Mid-debate weather report

“Meanwhile, the lightning in DC is so intense it’s like flashes of daylight out my window.” – Roll Call‘s Meredith Shiner.

Where was Howie?

“Find it interesting that @HowardKurtz didn’t live Tweet tonight’s #gopdebate. Perhaps, he wants to avoid a Tweet he will later regret?” — Claritza Jimenez, a Washington, D.C. – based program officer at the International Center for Journalists, on  the lack of The Daily Beast‘s Washington Bureau Chief Howard Kurtz in last night’s discussion. Don’t fret Claritza. If his WeingerGate coverage is any indication, he’ll weigh in about five days from now.

TV scribe loses cable post debate

“My cable went out just as the debate ended. Must live without post-game analysis, somehow.” — ABC’s Rick Klein.

We have a comedian in the house…“Overall I think Tim Pawlenty did great tonight.” — The Daily Caller‘s Senior Editor Jamie Weinstein.

A FishbowlDC Twitter follower told us last night..“I get sick to my stomach each time I see Herman Cain. Nothing personal on Cain, but a bad experience at Godfather’s. Original crust w/pepperoni, mushrooms, and green peppers. The mushrooms weren’t quite right.”

Debate letdown

“Well that was….dull.” — The Hill‘s Daniel Strauss.

Male bronzer alert

“Huntsman bathed in Clinique Bronzer for Men.” — GOP Consultant Roger Stone remarking on Gov. John Huntsman‘s appearance in the GOP debate last night.

Now for some important news completely unrelated to the debate: “Got an e-mail asking if a portrait in some gallery titled ‘pretty boy’ is me. hhhhmmmm… don’t know whether to be flattered or concerned?” — ABC7′s Stephen Tschida.

And this…“Press release informs me that someone has launched a line of socks designed especially for greyhounds.” — WCP‘s Managing Editor Mike Madden.

More weather woes…

“Argh. Power lines near my apartment building have survived blizzards, earthquakes and hurricanes, but not today’s thunderstorms.” — AP‘s Julie Pace.


 

NYT’s Hulse Gets Promoted

Longtime Capitol Hill reporter for NYT Carl Hulse has landed the job of NYT Deputy DC Bureau Chief. A memo went out this morning.

Capitol Hill is rather excited about it. “A very big congrats to @hillhulse for his well deserved promotion to NY Times Deputy DC Bureau Chief,” wrote Brad Dayspring, Communications Director for House Maj. Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.).

Hulse remarked to FishbowlDC: “I will miss reporting and life in the Capitol but this will be fun and challenging. Hopefully more fun than challenge. David is great and we will be aggressive in pursuing the news.” (Hulse is referring to NYT Washington Bureau Chief David Leonhardt.)

Congratulations to Hulse.

A few words from his fan club…

Politico‘s Jake Sherman: “Congrats dude.”

WSJ‘s Neil King: “Congrats to @hillhulse for his ascendance to NYT Washington deputy bureau chief.”

Slate‘s Dave Weigel: “Win.”

NYT investigative reporter Michael Luo: “Congrats to NYT’s @hillhulse for his promotion to deputy Washington bureau chief. Big shoes to fill, tho, for us on Capitol Hill…”

ABC’s Rick Klein: “So @hillhulse is now @nytimes management? Good luck to all of us, but Mayor of Capitol Hill still = preferred title.”

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QUOTES of the DAY


Boybander gets clogged up

“What does it mean when both ears feel like they’re full of water and you have trouble hearing?” — Slate‘s Dave Weigel in a Wednesday tweet. We hope you feel better soon. Call us!

Bernanke’s beard rates high with this journo

“Said it before, but Bernanke has the best beard in public service.” — TIME‘s White House Correspondent Michael Scherer in a Wednesday tweet.

Who else knew this?

“Security canines occasionally have false positives. They sniff something that triggers an alert but is not a threat. Often its anti-freeze. “– CBS White House Radio Reporter Mark Knoller in a Wednesday tweet.

D.C. Vs. NYC

“Re NYers complaining about DC. My take is NYC is a much, much, much better city. DC is a much better place to live.” — NationalReviewOnline‘s Jonah Goldberg in a Wednesday tweet.

TV journos gab about makeup

“Ladies: When you put your foundation/powder on, throw a little on your neck too. Seeing way too many gals with diff color face/neck! blend!” — ABC News Correspondent Yunji de Nies in a Wednesday tweet. To which ABC’s Rick Klein wrote, “Yunjid, only advice for ladies? Male correspondents make this mistake too.”

Unusual afternoon drinking rituals

“At a radio station where they are already drinking beer at 1:30 in the afternoon – a bit odd even for me.” — D.C. Freelancer Mike Elk in a Wednesday tweet.

Old soul Boybander recalls bygone writing rituals

“BREAKING: 18th century writers used a lot of semicolons and wrote very long sentences.” — Lefty blogger Matt Yglesias in a Wednesday tweet.

Why is K.K. giving advice?

“Do something out of the goodness of your heart, not because you want something in return.” — The illustrious Kim Kardashian in a Wednesday tweet. As some may recall, she was FNC’s Greta Van Susteren‘s “date” to last year’s WHCA Dinner.

Quick Convo Amongst Journos

Politico’s Jake Sherman: “house dem ldrs to wh tomorrow for mtg w obama”

Roll Call‘s Meredith Shiner: “idk my bff jill?”

TWT‘s Emily Miller: “Jake Sherman, are you tweeting from a bar? ‘house dem ldrs to wh tomorrow for mtg w Obama’”

 

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Admission

“Cocaine’s a helluva drug” — Human Events Editor Jason Mattera in a Tuesday tweet.

Journo-Nasty

“The kind of insight you look to WaPo for.” — TBD Community Engagement Director Steve Buttry in a Tuesday tweet in reaction to this: @washingtonpost Arnold and Maria aren’t the first political breakup, & they won’t be the last.

Scribe gets clean shot of Sen. Reid’s black eye

Harry Reid arrives at presser with gnarly shiner on left eye. From a spill he took last week.” — The Daily Caller‘s Chris Moody in a Tuesday tweet with the accompanying photograph.

The Good Son

“Heading over to the nursing home to make sure mom eats something, then on to a Republican get-together.” — Chairman of Accuracy in Media Don Irvine in a Tuesday tweet.

If the genders were reversed this would be an unfortunately worded exchange: ABC’s Rick Klein: “Just provided smart soundbite service to @karentravers. So yell at her later if I don’t wind up in her package.”

Question to ponder

“What’s the limit on saying, ‘You’ve got to be f****ing joking” in one day?’ — Washington Post Express News Editor Sara Schwartz in a Tuesday Facebook update.

Watch out…

“I just became the mayor of Majority Leader Eric Cantor Office on @foursquare!” — TWT‘s Emily Miller in a Tuesday tweet.

Journo on verge of something bad

“The rage I’m feeling at my broken Blackberry roller ball = very, very high.” — Politico Pro health care reporter Sarah Kliff in a Tuesday tweet.

 

Palin, Cee Lo Create Spectacle @ MSNBC After Party


While attendees at another post-WHCD party struggled to gain admittance due to their host’s chronic and unapologetic guest list failures, MSNBC’s guests breezed though check-in and down a sprawling red carpet to the Italian Embassy.  Rather than watching celebrities make their way to an isolated VIP space, MSNBC’s guests rubbed elbows with the likes of Glee’s Jayne Lynch, SNL’s Andy Samberg, Valerie Jarrett, Meghan McCain, Eliot Spitzer, Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ), Bristol Palin with aunt Molly McCann and Rep. Aaron Schock (R-IL).

Perhaps the weekend’s best event, MSNBC’s soiree drew a huge array of journalists – many from competitive networks.   CNN was represented by Ed Henry and Shirley Hung Henry, Edie Emery, Peter Hamby, Mark Whitaker, Sam Feist, Roland Martin, David Bohrman, and Christa Robinson.  We spotted ABC’s Rick Klein, Jim Sciutto and Polson Kanneth, as well as CBS’s Christine Delargy.  Fox News anchor Bret Baier was there.   And so was Greta Van Susteren who made quite an entrance when she and husband John Coale appeared with Todd and Sarah Palin.  The family Palin was swarmed by cameras and party-goers only moments before Cee Lo Green took the stage to perform a short set including his hit song “F**k You.”  As Palin posed for what seemed like thousands of photos, Todd, Bristol and Molly conversed with the hoards of guests who circled their table in the room’s far corner.

“We’re still getting used to this,” Sarah’s sister Molly admitted to FishbowlDC.  “I find it kind of exciting but I’m not around it all the time,” she added.

As we turned away, we nearly bumped into WaPo‘s Ezra Klein who was doing a drive-by “Mean Girls” impression.  The liberal blogger laughed out loud and rolled his eyes as he passed by Palin-palooza.  Back on the dance floor, another former governor was getting a different kind of attention from one Kiki Ryan.  The fearless reporter’s blonde ambition must have been in overdrive on Saturday because we hear she tried to persuade Eliot Spitzer to shake his groove thing.  He kindly declined:

From @burgerinfo:
@keeekster(@Italian Em):Mr. Spitzer,would you like to dance?
Spitzer: Dancings not really my forte
@keeekster:Thats not what I hear #winning

Besides our favorite celebrity bartender and TV host Rachel Maddow who spent the evening slinging drinks, NBCers like Luke Russert, Kelly O’Donnell, Domenico Montanaro, Phil Griffin, Tanya Hayre, Ed Schultz, Dylan Ratigan, Erika Masonhall, Betsy Fischer, Savannah Guthrie and Contessa Brewer were among the guests gifted Starbucks swag, a slice of pizza and bottle of Fiji as they left the fete in the morning’s wee hours.

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QUOTES of the DAY

Metro Weekly’s White House correspondent Chris Geidner claims Thursday was Purple Paisley Tie Day. He wins our non-existent Pretty Tie of the Day award, an honor never bestowed on anyone.

Getting to know the Senator’s wife: Always a good idea

“I ran into Nancy Domenici on Cap Hill (Sen. Pete’s wife) today. She was walking home, too. What a gracious and down-to-earth woman.” — Albuquerque Journal‘s Washington Bureau Chief Michael Coleman in a Thursday tweet.

Quite a reaction to end of RHOD

“@ReliableSource will miss your columns on RHDC so desp so I may have to tie you down and force you to watch RHBH and recap for me.” — Writer and wife to lobbyist Jack Quinn, Susanna Quinn in a Thursday tweet after WaPo‘s Reliable Source (Amy Argetsinger) reported that Real Housewives of DC has been canceled.

Fake Jim V. weighs in on Planned Parenthood issue

“Like most dilemmas involving planned parenthood, we can’t do anything until the morning after.” — FakeJimVandeHei in a Thursday tweet.

Note to Chuckles: You don’t have to “lean forward” when tweeting

“POTUS seemed to lean into idea of being to announce a deal early tmro. Seems to hint that a some working deal is on the table.” — NBC’s Chuck Todd in a Thursday tweet.

Editor disappointed with ShutdownShowdown coverage

“Fox is talking birthers, MSNBC Gulf Oil spill and CNN has Eva Longoria. And all I want is budget news. #insidethebeltway.” — Politico‘s Martin Kady in a Thursday tweet. Thankfully Fox News comes through with the following, as tweeted by Kady’s colleague Jake Sherman who informed: “Bachmann bets greta an “ice cream cone” that boehner, obama reid come to a deal tomorrow.” He’s referring to Bachmann’s appearance on FNC’s Greta Van Susteren‘s “On the Record” program last night.

Really bad luck

“A Google image search result for my name turns back a lot of nonsense and the frowny face of a guy I used to date. Wonderful.” — WaPo Social Media Producer Katie Rogers in a Thursday tweet.

Boy Bander hates ‘The West Wing

“At fiancee’s request, am watching The West Wing. Am I the only liberal who fucking HATES this show?” — Wired‘s Spencer Ackerman in a Thursday tweet.

TV report explains away all-caps use

“Hugely historic #TopLine today: FULL HALF HOUR for first ever time featuring SCHUMER, HATCH, HOYER, MCCARTHY, JEFF SESSIONS, RON JOHNSON.” — ABC “World News Tonight” Senior Washington Editor Rick Klein in a Thursday morning tweet. He apologizes a moment later, saying, “Sorry about the ALL CAPS but I’m jazzed.” We’ll excuse it this time since this is, we think, a first-time infraction.

Journos get emotional about potential shutdown

“Floor speeches today just pitiful: U want our soldiers to starve! No, U do! Well U want to keep borrowing fr China so we can fund abortion!.” — Former Politics Daily Editor-in-Chief Melinda Henneberger in a Thursday tweet.

“BREAKING: Cherry Blossom parade will proceed even if there is a #shutdown. #whew.” — Mother Jones D.C. Bureau Chief David Corn in a Thursday morning tweet.

HuffPost‘s Sam Stein learns lesson amid shutdown story

“If this week has taught me anything, it’s how to write a news story about a lack of news.” — Sam Stein in a Thursday tweet. To which WCP‘s Managing Editor Mike Madden said (joked, we think) that he’s sure Stein has learned this before.

Unnecessary Tweet(s) of the Day

The procession of Washington journalists who kept reiterating that President Obama canceled today’s trip to Indianapolis, Indiana after The Hill‘s White House Correspondent Sam Youngman wrote, “WH official tells me POTUS will NOT go to Indiana tomorrow.”

ABC’s Karl Takes on Jon Stewart

Earlier this week on “World News with Diane Sawyer” Jon Karl tried the creative tactic of using 100,000 pennies to illustrate the breakdown of the nation’s budget.  Last night, The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart took a shot at Karl and the team at “World News” on his program.

“That doesn’t help us at all,” cracked Stewart of the penny tactic.

Today Karl and Rick Klein fired back on ABC News’ Top Line. Klein specifically takes a stab at Stewart. Key word: tries.

Worth a watch here.

Polson’s Bash at Panache

A big turnout at Panache last night to send off ABC’s Polson Kanneth. He’s moving from “GMA” in DC to “World News” in NYC!  

Guests at the bash joked that Polson must have promised people Diane Sawyer would attend to get them to turn out - truth is, Qorvis’ Kelley McCormick just knows how to throw a great party!

Spotted at Panache: ABC’s Rick Klein and Amy Walter, Dewey Square’s Courtney Cohen, SKDKnickerbocker’s Emily Lenzner, Kevin Madden, Alex Conant, Michael Steel, Tim Burger, Politico’s Kiki Ryan, CBS’ Christine Delargy and Huffington Post’s Peter Cherukuri.

Congrats to Polson on his new gig.  We’ll miss you!

Middle of the Night Banter

What are journalists like in the wee hours of Election Night? Some attended parties, others did TV hits and still others were holed up in bed with a dangerous combination of champagne and computers (thank you FamousDC for that excellent imagery). To give you a sense, we’ve rounded up the best of the best (or something like that).

NJ‘s Marc Ambinder: “Can I go to sleep yet?” (At approximately 1:43 a.m.)

Politics Daily‘s Matt Lewis‘s bragging rights: “So I’ll actually be on from like 2:35-3:35 a.m. ET.”

C-SPAN’s Jeremy Art safe and sound: “Made it home. Very few cars on the road at 2:30 a.m.”

Politico‘s Kasie Hunt: “Aaand at 2:43a, my BlackBerry has finally gone to sleep. Not me, though.”

Politico‘s Ben Smith leans on Slate‘s Dave Weigel: “I need a Twitter editor at this hour.”

NJ‘s Editor-in-Chief Ron Fournier marveling at the new NJ: New and old friends just toasted the first election day in the united NJ newsroom. God Bless Crown Royal (It’s close to 3 a.m.)

ABC News’s Jake Tapper sees a possible political career for a certain situation from MTV’s “Jersey Shore”: “Say hello to Rep.-elect Ben Quayle & former Real World star Rep.-elect Sean Duffy [Door open for Rep. Situation]”

HuffPost‘s Ryan Grim anticipating unoriginal headlines: “How many headline writers will think “up in smoke” is the cleverest way to describe the pot initiative losing?”

National Review Online‘s Kathryn Lopez: “MSNBC is the seat of cockiness right now.”

Bloomberg TV‘s Lizzie O’Leary: “Okay, now for a two-hour nap. See you guys on #insidetrack.” Before that she remarked, “Official: I have been awake 24 hours. #startingtoloseit”

The Nation‘s Editor/Publisher Katrina vanden Heuval: “Like Lawrence O’Donnell on elections. Serious, intense in semi-wonky + saavy way.

The Daily Caller‘s Chris Moody: “Long night. Just downed one of those 5-hour energy shot things. Haven’t eaten. Getting the shakes. #journalism”

Politics Daily‘s White House correspondent Alex Wagner: “For those interested in #Boehner crying jags: they come often.” Wagner suggests this WaPo story.

Politico‘s White House scribe Glenn Thrush: “If Christine O’Donnell doesn’t get a reality show I’m canceling basic cable.”

WaPo‘s Jonathan Capehart remarks on his facial hair after a follower scolds him, saying, “OMG, @CapehartJ, you’ve got scruff! #MSNBCafterdark. ” He replies. “LOL. Not my shaving day.”

Donald Edmond, attorney, who wants to take over Politico by starting a publication called Common Sense 2012: “@FishbowlDC You realize you’d overtake Politico in this town if I wrote for you FT right? Black Republican in DC w/humor and insight.” (Note to readers: Edmond is an anti-trust lawyer we were Twitter “arguing/discussing” with well into the morning.)

ABC’s Rick Klein: “@karentravers I will sleep only when @berman14‘s hair gets out of place.” (Travers is an ABC White House reporter; Berman is an ABC News correspondent.)

Mother Jones D.C. Bureau Chief David Corn: “The up side: at least now I can get back to worrying about Charlie Sheen.”

SKDKnickerbocker’s Hanna Rosin: “Man up John Boehner. Stop crying.”

Political Wire‘s Taegan Goddard: “Two things I’ll forever miss on Election Day: Mechanical voting machines and Tim Russert.”

CBS News White House Radio correspondent Mark Knoller: “Haven’t seen anyone smiling at the WH this morning. With good reason.”

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QUOTES of the DAY


Smoking friends: Prez and Speaker may soon share habit

“24 hours until a smoking President and a smoking Speaker of the House.” — Engage’s Patrick Ruffini on Monday on Twitter. Ruffini is a political strategist who works in new media and politics.

Election day/night psychology

“Resolved: Election Night is delicious and tremendous. Election Day is frustrating and way too long.” — ABC’s Rick Klein in a early Tuesday morning note on Twitter.

Campaign trail doldrums

“This may be the most awful day on the trail: More rain than I’ve seen on the road the whole time I’ve been out; miserable traffic. Ick.” — RealClearPolitics‘s Erin McPike on the trail in rainy Seattle in a Monday tweet.

GOP pundit’s own version of The Hangover

“Can’t help but assume political world will wake up tomorrow as the college version of me: hungover and dealing w/ a Governor Cuomo in NY…” — GOP consultant and pundit Kevin Madden in a Monday evening tweet.

Election morning blemish

“I woke up on election day with an unexpected zit. Making me a political geek’s John Hughes film.” — National Review Online‘s Kathryn Lopez in a Tuesday morning tweet.

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