Quotes of the Day
The Stickler: CNN’s Blitzer kicks SNL’s Ass
“I hate to tell #SNL announcer it’s correctly pronounced Ree-Anna not Ree-Ahna. Just ask her to pronounce her name.” — Wolf Blitzer.
Doug Heye turns 40 today: Birthday wishes to House Maj. Leader Eric Cantor‘s (R-Va.) new Deputy Chief of Staff. He and a cadre of friends celebrated over the weekend in Manhattan. Names in the crowd: Sam Dealey, journalist/media-consultant, formerly with Qorvis, NRCC Spokesman Brian Walsh, Ron and Sara Bonjean, Dan Ronayne, NBC’s Erika Masonhall, CNN’s Matt Dornic, Sen. John Thune’s Spokesman Kyle Downey. Some 20 friends attended a Yankees home game Saturday afternoon. The evening was spent in the Village. Doug got a custom T-shirt at PJ Clarke’s. It read: “I am turning 40. If I am lost, call 911. Shots appreciated!”
Also in Manhattan this weekend: Politico‘s Jake Sherman attended a Furthur concert at the Beacon Theatre. Colleague Maggie Haberman remarked on Twitter, “Walked by the theater earlier…quite a scent.” Jake replied, “Must be from citarella [sic].” Yeah, riiiight!
Noteworthy: Politico‘s Mike Allen filed at some of the latest times we’ve seen in recent Playbook history. Saturday: 11:35 a.m. Sunday: 12:25 p.m.
Pooler burns calories during Pool Duty
“Your pooler was able to cover the family photo after all and is hoping the huge amount of running involved burnt off last night’s dinner.” — WSJ White House Correspondent Laura Meckler in a weekend Pool Report.
Spotted at the Nationals game Sunday: NBC Congressional Correspondent Luke Russert, Current TV’s Bill Press and WaPo‘s Tim Carman. A beleaguered Peter Ogburn, producer for the Bill Press Show and FBDC Contributor, begging with his gorilla children to stop kicking the seat of the man in front of them. When Ogburn left the children unattended for 5 minutes to get a beer, an old woman said that he should be “more careful” about leaving children alone in public. He asked her if she was a cop. She replied no and he asked her to please mind her own business.
Is Paul Wharton off his rocker?
Paul Wharton, whose new show “Paul Wharton Style” debuted on the CW Sunday. As many know, he was the wardrobe stylist/image expert on the Real Housewives of D.C. More on the first episode later, but meanwhile, read the crazy sh-t he has been tweeting as of late…Correction — we previously referred to him as a hairdresser. Sorry about that Paul!
From April 11: “Accidentally popped my Ambien, 10 mins before I got a call from my producer to send in a bunch of voiceovers! Omg, this can’t be good!”
From April 12: “My 6:30 hair appointment is on and poppin! Gotta get it in early and look like I woke up this way 🙂 @salonlynne is a round brush genius!”
What’s Roland Tweeting?
“Fam, it’s a gorgeous day in DC. But prayers for the loss of life in Oklahoma due to the tornadoes.” — CNN Contributor and “Washington Watch” host Roland Martin over the weekend.
Unnecessary Tweets of the Day
“Watching 6 yr old nephew’s soccer game in rain. Think this phone may not last mugch llongffgfhjlnffc.” — NPR’s Steve Inskeep.
“Successfully made over easy eggs this morning.” — Greenwire’s Jessica Estepa.