“I wonder if he lurks on Twitter, if he has a secret Twitter account. … Does he have the BuzzFeed app?” — BuzzFeed Editor-in-Chief Ben Smith, referencing President Obama at “BuzzFeed Brews” last night at Jack Rose Saloon in conversation with ex-Obama aides Tommy Vietor and Jon Favreau.
Commenter abhors FLOTUS and POTUS abbreviations
“FLOTUS – POTUS – Such stupid and ugly abbreviations… Wish they’d go away forever. Please stop using them. What’s wrong with First Lady and President? Answer: Nothing.” — Rose, who remarked on this post.
In case you think you’re having a bad day…
“Man breaks into home, rants about zombies, then is shot to death, according to police” — LAT
And now, an incredibly boring parody of Politico Playbook by TNR….See here. Or don’t. But either way you’ve been warned.
Meanwhile…Slate has a magnificent photo magic show that’ll help you determine if MSNBC’s Ronan Farrow is the son of Frank Sinatra or Woody Allen. See here.
Atlantic Wire headline on Politico’s Monday memo: “Politico Has No Time For Your Loser Attitude”
“Would be pretty great if @Morning_Joe called itself ‘Morning Jehosephat’ for just one day.” — TNR.
Suzanne Somers on the radar screen
New York Mag’s Jonathan Chait: “Suzanne Somers writes an anti-Obamacare Wall Street Journal column. Her views are not as deep as you might expect.” Read here. He points out, “If your newspaper is going to publish a weekly column by Karl Rove, you have already crossed whatever conceptual boundary might stop you from publishing Suzanne Somers.”
“Anybody who criticizes Suzanne Somers has to go through me first. National treasure.” — “The Takeaway” congressional reporter Todd Zwillich.
Question to Ponder in Privacy of Your Own Home: “Dude. Why didn’t they just have the NSA design the Obamacare website?” — CNN’s Zach Wolf.