OFFICE CAKE DISASTER: “Staff cake – worst cake cutting job in world” — FNC’s Greta Van Susteren.
A good message for people in This Town
“Can you go a whole meal without looking at your smartphone? Your friends are more interesting when you look them in the eye.” — Blackberry.
Newspaper serves as barf bag
“Just watched a woman vomit into a newspaper on the metro. HAPPY THURSDAY EVERYONE!” — CQ Roll Call‘s Emily Cahn.
A nice display of pundit cussing
“So, what the fuck is going on with Bob McDonnell? Would like some help here.” — QGA and The Hill columnist John Feehery.
Washingtonian Publisher blisses out in Dallas
“Leaving @thejoule hotel in Dallas. #love this little treasure. Thx @DMagazine for recommending!” — Cathy Merrill Williams, president and publisher of Washingtonian Media. The hotel has a collection of modern art, Charlie Palmer Steak, a sleek pool (that they spell “poule”) and special pampering for pets that include personal food and water bowls, plush sleeping blanket, doggy waste bags and complimentary valet parking.
Politico Playbook Publish Time: 7:25 a.m.
A word of advice to single men
“Single men should all adopt dogs. So many need homes & nothing more likely to get a woman’s attention. Well except maybe Alexander Skarsgard” — FNC Senate producer Kara Rowland.
Convo Between Two Journos
This morning’s conversation is between WaPo’s Carlos Lozada and NYT’s Michael Shear.
LOZADA: Poster Boy, Poster Girl, Poster Child — things we do not say.
SHEAR: But what if it’s a Farrah Fawcett and her poster?
A debate over Hillary Clinton hair coverage
“Can’t we ban this kind of sh’t?” — Politico‘s Glenn Thrush in reaction to a Yahoo! News story on former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton‘s “glamorous new” hairdo. As reported in the piece, a commenter appeared to agree with Thrush, saying, “Dear sexist horse race media: DO NOT report on Hillary’s hairstyle at all. DO NOT Speculate what it means for 2016.” Kiplinger Assoc. Editor Ken Bazinet replied to Thrush, saying, “Perhaps we should ban Hillary hair stories, but it would be the demise of the politics desks at the 2 1/2 New York tabloids.”
Oh the horror. Marty turns Peter Ogburn down…
On Wednesday our own Peter Ogburn, who produces the Bill Press radio show “Full Court Press” on Current TV posed a question to Twitter Icon Marty Rudolf. Ogburn wrote, “@Marty2634 I’m good. Listen, I’m hosting The Bill Press Show next week. Can you call in? Would love to talk about The News with you.” He tried to lure him in with a mug — “Ill send you a Full Court press mug,” he coaxed. But private Marty wasn’t having it. “I Appreciate you asking me to Appear on the Show, But I’d Prefer not to Talk On the Air if you don’t Mind. Thanks.” Ogburn replied in traditional Marty Twitterspeak, “I understand. I just think it would be a lot of fun to get your take on The News since you’re a News Junkie.”
“So many cute intern couples this summer. Holding hands and kissing outside of Metro stations.” — Jen Corey, Miss DC, 2009.
Necessary Tweet of the Day
“Just had a late-afternoon kale juice in This Town.” — Politico‘s Blake Hounshell.