On Monday CBS Chief White House Correspondent Major Garrett set a decent segment of the Twitterati ablaze with a quote that some believe was actually intended to be a direct message. The quote that stopped the news cycle: “The f**k I am. That is shirty business what you did. Fix it. I’m not f**king kidding.” It was to National Journal‘s National White House Correspondent Jim O’Sullivan, who absolutely never engages in profanity or trash talk (yes, we’re joking).
Yesterday Garrett was mostly mum on the matter, saying only that it was an exchange with Sullivan and that he knows why. But this morning he responded to FishbowlDC, saying, “I should know better than to use Latin on Twitter. I get my imperfect, future perfect and pluperfects all mixed up.”
The story deepens. Sullivan wrote a few comments on Twitter Monday… that could have incited the unusual exchange. “Someone,
@MajorCBS, left a thing of Cover Girl on the WH press men’s room sink. Confirmed: makeup contraband in WH men’s room does NOT belong to @MajorCBS. Will investigate further.”