“THIS time????? Lordie Lord Lord.” — National Journal‘s Ron Fournier’s dramatic response to New York mayoral hopeful Anthony Weiner saying in his concession speech, “Sadly we did not win this time.”
“#YOLO” — BuzzFeed‘s Matt Zeitlin’s response to colleague Ruby Cramer’s news that a “reporter with NBC Ch4, Shimon Prokupecz, says Weiner gave him the finger from car as he drove away.”
Inappropriate cuisine metaphor?
“Later in the day, @NRO’s NY office would smell like barbecue. All those lives lost …” — National Review Online‘s Kathryn Lopez.
Journo looks back…
“In our DC bureau blocks from the WH as the city emptied out & the Humvees rolled in. Bldg mgmt tried to evacuate us: ‘No way.’ #wherewereyou” — WSJ‘s Neil King, reflecting on where he was on 9-11-01.
A lawmaker’s probing question…
“So a lawmaker finished an interview by asking me if I was Syrian.” — National Journal writer-at-large Marin Cogan.
“It felt so wrong tonight when I ate sugar free jello for the first time.” — Chairman of Accuracy in Media Don Irvine.
Important Q we must all ponder: “Why do I have a sad feeling that Weiner’s trusty camera phone is definitely plugged in the charger tonight, powering up.” — GOP political consultant Mike Murphy.
Weiner Aftermath: The Deflation Begins
“Sitcom idea: Spitzer, Weiner both thrown out by their wives, move in together, start wacky political consulting firm.” — Commentary‘s John Podhoretz.
“Anthony Weiner is about to concede so that he can begin his campaign to be the 5th host of Crossfire.” — The Atlantic‘s Andrew Golis.
“BREAKING: Carlos Danger concession speech within the hour #NYC2013.” — Andres Duque, who writes the Blabbeando blog.
“TV folks tempted to give Anthony Weiner a talk show. Do another thing and don’t give Anthony Weiner a talk show.” — Politico‘s Ben White.
“Weiner’s concession speech is live channel 2 in NYC now. The guy looks like he’s actually having fun. What a nut.” — CNN’s Ari Fleischer.
“Prediction: Huma Abedin files for divorce within 60 days. Right?” — WUSA-9 reporter Debra Alfarone.
“So Weiner thanked his flak but not his wife in his concession speech?” — Politico‘s Blake Hounshell.
Oops, a little late for this!
“Don’t you dare with the jokes Twitter THIS IS OVER NOW” — Politico‘s Leigh Munsil.
Poetic irony is….
“Prez Obama keeps bust of MLK in his office which means he stares each workday at a man who met hatred & evil with non-violence. Worth noting.” — NPR’s Michele Norris.
NYT‘s Brian Stelter gets Marty’d at 11:03 Tuesday night
“@brianstelter Will you be Hosting CNN’s ‘Reliable Sources’ again in the future? Did you happen to see Howard Kurtz’s ‘Media Bites’ Show-Fox?” — Marty Rudolf. (Pssst…Marty, Howie’s show is “Media Buzz.”)
And Funniest Tweet of the Night award goes to…
“Well placed source emails me: ‘Today is the worst 24 hour period in U.S. Foreign Policy history. Dear god.'” — Breitbart.com‘s illustrious Matthew Boyle.