Quotes of the Day
“Members of Congress are loyal to themselves. That’s the terrible point and that’s the problem with the country.” — VF contributing editor and former longtime WaPo scribe Carl Bernstein on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” this morning.
Green and Gore (Vidal)
“Just finished Gore Vidal’s Washington, DC, a mid-20th century novel every ‘cave dweller’ should read…who wants to help me write the screenplay?” — Freelancer, former TWT gossip scribe and pearl wearer Stephanie Green.
Headline head scratcher
“If you actually understand this headline from Bloomberg, you are way smarter (and probably way richer) than me: “Asian Stocks Rise From One-Year Low on Europe as New Zealand Dollar Falls.” — Politico‘s Roger Simon.
Bio of the Day: The Hill‘s Kevin Bogardus — “Staff Writer, The Hill. Covers lobbying, business, labor and whatever is in between. Loves all things FOIA, FARA, LDA and QPR.” (Only in Washington…)
Goldie schmoozes with male Politico reporters
“Hey @JakeSherman @DanPolitico I’m Jewish & not schvitzing over NY9. I’m doing the horah over the jobs bill. It will help all. #passthebill” — Deb G. a.k.a. “IamGoldie22” to Politico scribes Jake “Fast Break” (h/t Mike Allen) Sherman and Dan Hirschhorn. The GOP took overtook NY9 this week after GOP candidate Bob Turner won the seat vacated by the Weiner. The seat belonged to Dems since 1923.
Rough Times: A Quick Convo between friends
Susanna Quinn, writer and wife of lobbyist Jack Quinn: “Started to call u today & passed out from 2 root canals. woke up hostile so got on twitter.”
Poshbrood founder and HuffPost travel blogger Elizabeth Thorp: “Texted you – was worried!”
LOL-ing with Roland Martin
“On my way to @CNN. Doing @CNNSitRoom with @wolfblitzercnn. Debating [former Bush-Cheney Strategist] Terry Holt. He better be prepared. I take no prisoners LOL.” — Washington Watch’s Roland Martin. The CNN Contributor has an obscene affinity for “LOL.”
Boybander uses herpes to snitch on pals to Arianna
TPM‘s Brian Beutler writes, “cc: @ariannahuff RT @eliotnelson: ‘I AM THE COMPTROLLER OF HERPES’ – Overheard in the HuffPost newsroom.” Eliot Nelson edits the evening email newsletter HuffPost Hill.
“There’s nothing quite as much fun as trying to be rational with an irrational person. #iseecrazypeople” — Washington Publicist Wendy Gordon.
Journo stars in Little House on the Prairie
“No nap today, & I’m going for a run! Who’s excited about a 7 p.m. bedtime? Living the Laura Ingalls nightlife over here!” — The Daily Caller‘s Mary Katharine Ham.