Quotes of the Day
“You can suck my ass.” — E!’s Chelsea Handler to CNN’s Piers Morgan last night after he suggested she wasn’t a very good interviewer and saying, “I can help you.”
“Unusually high number of critical replies to my column today from folks who haven’t read/understood it. Maybe my fault.” — NationalReviewOnline‘s Jonah Goldberg.
Reporter encounters stinky train
“A @wmata train filled w/ wet sheep would smell less like wet sheep than one filled with drenched people in suits.” — Dave Levinthal, senior political reporter for Center for Public Integrity.
Columnist gives props to Stewart for interviewing skills
“Points to Jon Stewart for being tenacious in his questioning of Al Gore about Al Jazeera.” — Politico‘s Roger Simon.
Editor blames mullet hairdo
“It’s always the people with mullets who break out the checkbook at the grocery store.” — Fox News Contributor and RedState‘s Erick Erickson.
Journo mixes up days of week
“Informed sources tell me that today is in fact Wednesday. Everything else about the last tweet was right though.” — National Journal‘s Scott Bland, who had written, “On Tues, Patrick Murphy appeared in a House Maj PAC video. On Thurs, he sent a fundraising email deploring the Citizens United ruling #FL18.”
Unimportant Q to Ponder: “There’s your friend. You guys speaking these days?” Anonymous journalist to FBDC last night at The New Republic launch party glancing toward Slate‘s Dave Weigel at the other end of the frigid room. More on the party coming up…
Politico Playbook publish time: 6:51 a.m. Morning Oopsy: While Playbook’s author screams loudly in his first item that he was “exclusively” reporting the upcoming Gridiron dinner speakers, the news of Minnesota Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar being among the speakers was reported three weeks ago. Gov. Bobby Jindal as the GOP speaker was new. A special Happy Birthday to Politico‘s media writer Dylan Byers, whose birthday was exclusively reported in Playbook this morning. We’re even giving him these special chocolates.
Senator brushes off reporter
“Tried to speak to Sen. John Kerry after his farewell speech but he wouldn’t let me finish the question.” — The Daily Caller‘s ambush video reporter Nicholas Ballasy.
Freelancer regrets uncontrollable tweeting…Writer begs for storm to shut him down: “Ugh I’m one of those horrible people live-tweeting The Daily Show. Fucking take my internet service, storm.” — Sam Knight, Washington, D.C. freelance and um, avid tweeter.
Tschida still upset about losing beach condo
“So maybe I am totally shallow and materialistic. but losing my dream condo because of an anti-dog condo board is really messing me up.” — ABC7’s Stephen Tschida.
Journo down on Twitter
“Damn twitter can be cold.” — Salena Zito, political reporter for the Pittsburgh Tribune Review.
Eddie Scarry contributed to this report.