Quotes of the Day
Capitol Hill Weirdness: “For some reason, this gigantic bear was being carried to the Kennedy Caucus Room today.” — Politico and soon-to-be Washington Examiner‘s Tim Mak.
White House press returns from Europe
“Good to be back on the USA. White House media charter home from Ireland and Germany. Nothing like a red eye to start the day.” — CBS News White House Correspondent Peter Maer.
“Great to see @SarahPalinUSA back on @FoxNews. She’s a wonderful woman and commentator.” — former maybe presidential hopeful Donald Trump.
Politico Playbook Publish Time: 6:08 a.m.
Did someone say fishing?
“Politician fishing: I heard newspaper took meeting with X, but not me. In fact, you know nothing, are lying to see if I’ll reveal anything.” — The Detroit News‘ Op-ed Editor James David Dickson.
Journo contemplates violence with languishing computer
“My computer is running so slow that I’m tempted to hit it with a softball bat.” — Politico’s Leigh Munsil.
Men’s Wearhouse fallout
- “Men’s Wearhouse’s new, millenial-friendly slogan: ‘you’re gonna like the way you look when taking a selfie on a skateboard, I guarantee it.'” — BuzzFeed‘s Evan McMorris-Santoro.
And a confession…
“Both of my suits are Men’s Wearhouse, I’ve worn one to every job interview since ’07.” — Bloomberg BNA’s Alex Parker.
Reporter irked by visitor’s badges
“Pet peeve? News conferences filled with people with visitors badges.” — Roll Call Senate reporter Niels Lesniewski.
On Gandolfini’s death
“In every great Tony Soprano scene I watch, I’m drawn to how great other actors appear. Big testament to James Gandolfini’s talent.” — NPR “Morning Edition” Editor Arnie Seipel.
Crime reporter’s neighbors catch mugger
“My neighbors helped catch a College Park mugger this morning. What have you done today? dccrimestories.com” — Scott McCabe, former crime reporter for the Washington Examiner.