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The gift bag from the Politico holiday party last night sponsored by Coca Cola at the Corcoran.

Please, no

“Can we all just agree not to say ‘hanging up his suspenders’ re: end of Larry King show?” — The Hill‘s Erica Niedowksi in a Wednesday tweet.

Here’s to you HuffPost‘s Jason Linkins

“Dear email commenters: all caps generally does not lend your thoughts the ring of sanity. Smooches, Lizzie.” — Bloomberg TV’s Lizzie O’Leary in a Wednesday tweet. To which MSNBC’s Dylan Ratigan replied, “ Is that so wrong?” (Linkins continually commits the crime of all-caps. And yes, Dylan it is so wrong. Maybe one’s words need to be louder, bigger to overcompensate for a lack of thought.)

Funny line from a party: One partygoer was discussing logging onto Grindr at the Pentagon — he said the whole thing blew up there ( no pun intended). (Grindr is a gay men’s website that allows gay or “bi-curious” men to find one another in any location.)

Words to live by

“Rule:Just because you *can* walk around naked in the men’s locker room, doesn’t mean you *should.*” — Politico‘s Patrick Gavin in a Wednesday tweet.

Weingarten addresses women’s eyelids

“Women’s eyelids are really ugly, so it’s great when they paint them the color of eggplants. #Idontactuallythinkthat.” — WaPo‘s Gene Weingarten in a Thursday morning tweet.

Meghan McCain on Don’t Ask Don’t Tell

“I just think if you can go and die for this country, it doesn’t matter what you do in your home in your private time.” — The Daily Beast columnist and daughter to Sen. John McCain, Meghan McCain, on “The Last Word” with Lawrence O’Donnell.

Tis the season to be…

“Tis the season to be jolly and in Washington it’s always the season to be hyperbolic.” — Former Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-Colo.) on MSNBC’s “The Ed Show” Wednesday in a segment called “National Buffoons, Christmas Vacation.”