(A Sprinkling of Things We Think You Need to Know…)
*Morning Scream Heard Around Washington: If you heard a shriek emanating from the enclaves of Georgetown somewhere early this morning, that would be my FishbowlDC partner in crime Matt Dornic, who awoke to the strangest person standing outside his door. When he went to take the trash out, he was confronted by a human-sized cardboard George Bush with a black patch over his left eye. Apparently George Bush the pirate version. “So weird. I screamed like a Girl Scout,” Dornic admitted to FBDC. He questioned most of his neighbors, but no one’s yapping. If you have any information on who the perpetrator or perpetrators are, don’t call the police, get in touch with us at FishbowlDC@mediabistro.com, FishbowlBetsy@gmail.com or FishbowlMatt@gmail.com. I’d say tell me first. Shhh…maybe we can arrange for Laura to show up tomorrow. “Someone will pay,” Dornic warned on Twitter.
*Cocktails and Canapes with FT: Next Thursday, FT is having a meet and greet at the Anderson House. It’s an opportunity to clink glasses with FT‘s Editor Lionel Barber, Managing Editor Gillian Tett and Washington Bureau Chief Richard McGregor, whom their welcoming with this reception. Business attire required.
*Politico has come up with greatest, not at all annoying hashtag. It’s #shutdownshowdown. Look for it and use it incessantly. Also look for irksome overused words like “hiccup” and “looming” as they relate to the possible government shutdown. Points to those who email us with examples of these atrocities.