QUOTES of the DAY
Grandma to blogger: You should’ve snagged Pres. Obama
“I mean, I CAN both fry catfish and bake a mean peach cobbler. My family thinks that’s worth at least a Senator or a billionaire.” – Danielle Belton (a.k.a. @blacksnob) in a weekend tweet. The D.C.-based freelancer writes the politics/pop culture blog The Black Snob. On Sunday she was on a tweeting rampage, relaying stories of her grandmother insisting she should have landed President Barack Obama. She wrote, “Once my grandmother yelled at me for 15 minutes demanding to know why I didn’t snag Pres. Obama.”
“On Friday, I haf a Georgetown Cupcake for the first time. And you know what? I get it.” — WaPo‘s Ezra Klein in a Sunday tweet. The only reason this doesn’t fall into the “unnecessary” category below is because Klein sparingly moonlights for a food blog when he isn’t liberal blogging.
Scribe copes with surprise sewage
“Our first uninvited guest: raw sewage. Can’t flush, can’t shower.” – Agence France-Presse‘s Olivier Knox, who covers Congress and politics, in a weekend tweet.
“You’re disappearing right before me. Every time I see you I feel like you get thinner.” — HBO “Real Time” Host Bill Maher on his show Friday night to the Rev. Al Sharpton in what appeared to be genuine concern over Sharpton’s thin frame.
Unnecessary Tweet of the Day
“Catching up on Mad Men episodes I missed while I was away in preparation for tonight’s finale.” – The Nation‘s Washington Bureau Chief Chris Hayes in a Sunday night tweet.