Please excuse the tardiness today. We’ve been tending to news, lunch, questions from readers about ugly footwear on Twitter and garden variety laziness. Enjoy the weekend thoughts from some of your favorite (or least favorite) Washington journos and other random personalities.
QUOTES of the DAY
Love for Giffords
“Those new photos of Gabby Giffords are so heartwarming–the first visual evidence we’ve had of her recovery.” The Daily Beast’s Washington Bureau Chief Howard Kurtz in a weekend tweet.
More hot doggin’ with Weiner
“Anthony Weiner pressured to ‘seek treatment…to make himself WELL’ If that’s where we are then every single dude I know needs to join him.” — Author Bret Easton Ellis weighs in on WeinerGate in a weekend tweet.
“Not a good sign that Weiner asking for a rehab center with good WiFi.” — The handle @Pourmecoffee in a weekend tweet.
“Weinercare” — The Daily Caller‘s Jim Treacher in a weekend tweet. Treach also wrote, “I’m reserving judgment on the credibility of this ‘Weiner goes to rehab’ story until I get confirmation from HowardKurtz.” Treach is razzing Howie for waiting so long to get on board with Weiner story coverage. Kurtz previously excused himself from covering WeinerGate, tweeting that sometimes it pays to wait for facts. Treacher is jokingly waiting for Kurtz’s facts.
“Weiner has announced he’s going to twitter rehab and switching to a landline! #weinergate.” — The Howard Stern Show’s writer Benjy Bronk in a weekend tweet.
“I hope Weiner doesn’t reply to Pelosi and Wasserman Shultz via twitter.” — Former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer in a weekend tweet.
“There is no such thing as sex addiction!!!!!!! #Weiner” — TWT opinion writer Emily Miller in a weekend tweet.
“Facing more Dem calls for resignation, @RepWeiner takes Congressional leave to seek treatment. He needs it.” — CNN’s Wolf Blitzer in a weekend tweet. We love anything Wolf-related in regards to WeinerGate. “Are these your underpants?” is still my absolute favorite on-air question of the past two weeks.
“Ugh. Hate the rehab method of PR.” — The Times of London‘s Matt Spence in a weekend tweet.
“@RepWeiner seeking leave of absence to ‘get well.’ Just resign already you arrogant, narcissistic SOB. So sick of hearing your name. — FishbowlDC’s Matt Dornic in a weekend tweet.
“Weiner seeking treatment. Medical effort to get better? Or political effort to stall?” — Mediaite‘s Dan Abrams in a weekend tweet.
Memorable Weekend NYP Weiner headline: “PULL OUT”
“So what is Weiner actually seeking treatment *for*? Twitterosis?” — The Atlantic‘s Josh Green in a weekend tweet. To which Atlantic Magazine’s Deputy Editor Scott Stossel replied, “He’s seeking tweatment.” Green’s response: “Ugh.”
“Analyze THIS! (whips out genitals) #weinhab” — TPM’s Brian Beutler in a weekend tweet.
“Does the fact that an occasional pol survives a sex scandal (clinton, vitter, frank) make them think they all can?” — WaPo‘s Karen Tumulty in a weekend tweet.
WARNING: Do Not Read If You Are Eating
“Actual Metro announcement: ‘Last car back will not open due to bodily fluids.'” — Walter Alarkon, former reporter for The Hill, in a weekend tweet.
Sunday morning fashion failures?
“Plethora of fashion fails this moring on Fox News Sunday. Bill Kristol’s tie- fugly. Mara Liasson’s necklace: wtf?” — Publicist and former This Week Producer Courtney Cohen in a Sunday tweet.
Gawker has an interesting clinic suggestion for Weiner
The New York Times, citing ‘two senior Democratic officials,’ reports that Weiner is ‘planning to check himself into a treatment center’ (perhaps The Pathways Clinic for Being a Dumbshit) and will request a leave of absence from the House of Representatives. — Gawker’s Max Read in a weekend Weiner story.