Quotes of the Day
HBO’s Bill Maher: Mr. Sensitive
“Read the Declaration of Independence today – kind of complain-y in the middle, but the beginning and end really stand up.” — Bill Maher.
Convo Between Two Journos
This morning’s conversation is between White House Correspondent Jake Tapper and NPR White House Correspondent Ari Shapiro. Shapiro is in London on a Pink Martini bus tour with singer and songwriter Storm Large. Tapper, meanwhile, is headed to Ohio with President Obama.
Tapper: “You chose London over a bus tour of Northern Ohio?”
Shapiro: “Something tells me this isn’t the last OH bus tour.”
Important Question to Ponder… “Why is Jennifer Hudson singing the Weight Watchers song at the Boston fireworks?” — The Times of London‘s Matt Spence.
Happy 4th of July!
“And now, the Nat’l Symphony Orchestra and Marine Band join forces for ‘Call Me Maybe’ …” — WaPo‘s Ben Pershing.
“Nice to be away from dc crowds in wolfeboro nh to watch the fireworks by the docks. Beautiful.” — CNN’s Dana Bash.
“Dude, fuck this shit being in the middle of the work week.” — The X.D. Experience (not a D.C. journo but nonetheless funny).
“Almost irony – getting yelled at to ‘move along’ by cop @14 & Indep. for crime of asking directions to bike path. #IndependenceDay” — Derrick Perkins, reporter and photog for Alexandria Times.
Derecho Storm Fallout Complaint Desk
“Pepco PTSD: The fireworks tonight sound like thunder. Chilling.” — Kiplinger‘s Ken Bazinet.
“Is there anything else I should be doing @VerizonSupport?” — NBC Washington’s Jim Long. More from Long: “I need to accept that this is the week of things not working #fb”
“About to start day 6 without power.” — RNC Communications Director Sean Spicer.
“On day 6 of no power, #Pepco changes our status from ‘no crew assigned yet’ to ‘your outage has not been reported’ – not cool. @WTOP” — D.C. and Baltimore-based journo Carolyn Procter.
“Don’t like millimeter wave machines so opted for pat down at airport. They stick their fingers inside your waistband now!” — The Atlantic‘s Senior Editor Garance Franke-Ruta.