Quotes of the Day
“Photo of POTUS mtg w speechwriters Cody Keenan and Jon Favreau today.” — Pete Souza, Director of White House Photography, with accompanying photograph.
Reporter encounters wall with Capitol Hill flack
“New boundaries of blow off. Called congressional office. Press sec doesn’t want to talk. I ask for voicemail. ‘She doesn’t take voicemail.’ — HuffPost‘s Sam Stein.
Weingarten reacts to poop idea
Military reporter for SpaceNews Mike Gruss writes, “You know with some crafty maneuvering you can use the same bag for multiple poops, right?” To which WaPo‘s poopy Pulitzer Prize columnist Gene Weingarten replies, “You are an animal.”
Politico Playbook publish time: 8:20 a.m.
“On MSNBC in a few minutes, acting like I know stuff.” — The Atlantic‘s Molly Ball.
Where’s Dick Morris these days?
From Media Matters Spokeswoman Jess Levin…6:22 p.m. “Dick Morris – Absent From Fox For Nearly Three Months — To Appear On CNN” 6:25 p.m. “Dick Morris hasn’t been on Fox since Nov 12, 2012. Post 2008 election, he was on 19 times.” See here and here. The Wrap reported late yesterday that Fox News has dropped him. Never fear that he might disappear completely. Watch for him tonight on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight” at 9 p.m. ET. If Morris is looking for a reference he might try WaPo‘s Erik Wemple, who writes this about him today: “Vast arrogance and loose, poorly substantiated facts: a great combination for a cable-news contributor in these modern times.” But he might do well to avoid Wemple as a life coach. He writes, “Don’t worry, Morris: It’s the end only of your relevance.”
The Ideas Guy
“Hoping to convince @BuzzFeedBen to give me a location consult on future #BuzzFeedBrews at tonight’s launch.” — Tim Miller, Deputy Communications Director, RNC. The event was held at The 201 Bar on Capitol Hill. Miller explained to FishbowlDC, “Just joking with them about going to a Hill bar instead of bringing it to Big John’s neighborhood. Shaw needs some politics love.” Big John is, of course, BuzzFeed Washington Bureau Chief John Stanton.
A profound thought from HuffPost‘s liberal media writer Jason Linkins.The pyromaniac? “Lucky Beyonce. My publicist deals with unflattering pics by setting me on fire and burying the remains in an unmarked grave.” — HuffPost media writer Jason Linkins, who always seems to have a thing for having people set on fire.