Quotes of the Day
Dear Fishbowlers: Various things stole our attention this morning, so just for today we’re offering an afternoon version of Morning Chatter. Won’t be a habit.
The “sexy-ass” Michael Tomasky
@bpshow always good 2 get up early in san fran 2 see the sexy-ass Michael Tomasky on the tube. Bill, have him on more often!!” — Rhonda. Tomasky is a special correspondent for Newsweek/The Daily Beast.
Spotted in D.C…. BuzzFeed publicist Ashley McCollum, who was visited from Manhattan, drinking Jasmine-flavored tea last night at a mysterious tea house off Dupont Circle. We hear she later dined with BuzzFeed‘s Zeke Miller and Slate‘s Dave Weigel.
A word of advice to D.C. flacks
“Tip of day for DC flacks: If subj line of your email simply reads ‘Press Release,’ there is zero chance I am looking at it.” — The Hill‘s Managing Editor Bob Cusack.
Um, he’s has what?
“Hint: He’s white and has a penis.” — Metro Weekly political reporter, Justin Snow, reaction to a tweet from National Journal that asks, “Who will replace Jack Lew as Chief of Staff?”
Reporter gets yogurt news from Sen. Chuck Schumer
“Inbox: ‘SCHUMER REVEALS FAGE YOGURT TO BE SERVED AT THE PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURAL CEREMONIES PRESIDENT WILL GET A TASTE OF THE MOHAWK VALLEY’ — Roll Call‘s Meredith Shiner.
Important Q’s to Ponder: “Do I go to the gym four nights in a row? Am I that serious about losing weight?” — Randy Shulman, co-publisher of Metro Weekly.
A typical Washington scene setter, complete with doughy men who haven’t seen a gym in awhile…Also: see who’s now on the FishbowlDC Fan Club Board…
Only in Washington: “Also have solo lobbyists here, comb overs and doughie physiques hunched over gimlets and scotches before heading to fairfax and the wife.” — BuzzFeed D.C. Bureau Chief John Stanton.
The Media Critic
“Barney Frank’s constant lip-smacking is driving me insane.” — Newsbusters‘ Ken Shepherd.
FishbowlDC Fan Club Board
President: WaPo‘s Gene Weingarten
Twitter Tutor: Politico‘s Jonathan Martin (hope 2 c u soon JMART!)
Photoshop Consultant: Publicist Wendy Gordon (in a champagne flute)
All-out genius: New York mag’s Gabriel Sherman
Self-promotion Dept.: Queen Levine (i.e. Mark Levine, radio correspondent)
Peter Ogburn contributed to this report.