QUOTES of the LONG WEEKEND Part I
Meet Gennette Nicole Cordova: The now infamous 21-year-old college student from Seattle who received the tight underwear shot from Rep. Anthony Weiner‘s (D-N.Y.) twitter account. In a statement to the New York Daily News, she wrote, among many things, that her life has been turned upside down by this incident. She reported that she has been called the “Femme Fatale of Weinergate.” She added, “My reputation has been called into question by those who lack the character to report the facts.” Read the full letter here. The newspaper even gives her a byline. One of our favorite tweets from Gennette: “What the..!?! #weinergate wankers continue the ‘Where’s the ‘MSM?’ nonsense despite every NY outlet plus AP/CBS/WaPo/Fox etc. covering it.”
Fake Jim V. has advice for Politico reporter
“Ok srsly CHILL with the goddamn Reagan tweets.” — Fake Jim VandeHei in a weekend tweet. He was ridiculing Politico‘s James Hohmann for yet another tweet about the late President Reagan: “Drove pace car at ’76 Indy 500, during his primary challenge to Ford.”
Looking for Ezzy
“Gonna drive through Nags Head flipping the bird out the window the whole way, cuz I don’t know exactly which house @ezraklein is in. Woohoo!” — Daily Kos and Congress Matters Contributor David Waldman in a weekend tweet. Earlier, WaPo‘s Ezra Klein, who can’t wait to get back to FishbowlDC after the long weekend, announced that he was going to North Carolina’s Outer Banks for the weekend and wanted to know if anyone knew of a good BBQ place along the way. The ever finicky Ezzy, who eats peas and thickly cut bacon for breakfast, specified that he wanted North Carolina-style BBQ.
When you least expect it, this can happen…
“Just saw a deer wandering on the sidewalk among the row houses at 13th and Longellow NW. #imnotintexasanymore” — WaPo‘s Karen Tumulty in a weekend tweet.
‘I’m a Yuppie Goddammit!’
“Hilarious % of conversations w/ male friends at college reunion about diet and personal trainers. #trasitioningfromhipsterstoyuppies” — The Nation’s Washington Bureau Chief Chris Hayes in a weekend tweet presuming that he was once a “hipster” who has now transformed to “yuppie.” We typically write about Hayes’s penchant for writing and for reminding everyone that he’s a writer with our “I’m a Writer Goddammit!” series.
Editor has words with his painter
“I just successfully haggled w my house painter! Such a strain on my Midwestern niceness (But I’m sure painter is tweeting what a dupe I am.).” — WaPo‘s Book World Editor Ron Charles in a weekend tweet.
“You’ll cover this old story but not #Weinergate?” — Derek Hunter, a conservative writer/radio host who helped found The Daily Caller, in a weekend tweet. This was in reaction to The Daily Beast‘s HowardKurtz who wrote: “Tiffanygate: Why Newt isn’t the only guy buying his wife lots of bling.” Hunter also grew annoyed with Kurtz after he wrote,”To twerps demanding I cover Weiner scandal: Appears fake. Sometimes it pays to wait for facts.” To which Hunter asked, “Isn’t it your job to find out?”
Orth encounters a new cocktail
“Love my SF Bay area where THE drink this weekend is a Bin Laden–two shots and a splash.” — VF‘s Maureen Orth in a weekend tweet.
Better than party favors
“At a party where everyone has worse problems than me.” — Reason Magazine’s Mike Riggs in a weekend tweet.
Writer wants no part of the Weiner
“I think I’m giving up twitter until the Anthony Weiner issue has sorted itself out.” — National Review Online‘s Kathryn Lopez in a weekend tweet.
A seriously bold purchase
“Just bought a new *red* speedo….it’s been 20+ years since I had a red one.:)” — GOProud Co-founder Jimmy LaSalvia in a weekend tweet.
Journo hot on tail of roaring motorcycles
“Spotted: Rolling Thunder on 495 S. Or just A LOT of dudes on motorcycles. Following them to the Pentagon.” — HuffPost‘s Sara Kenigsberg in a weekend tweet.
“Just saw enough people making the walk of shame that I now dub it the 15th Street Shame Parade.” — Roll Call HOH writer Neda Semnani in a weekend tweet.
Unnecessary Tweet of the Day
“Main goal of the day: First stab at homemade mapo tofu.” — Metro Weekly Co-Publisher Sean Bugg holds his title with this weekend tweet about a popular tofu dish from the Szechuan province.