Quotes of the Day
“No one cares what’s said on Sunday talk shows, Martha.” — NPR’s Steve Inskeep on the ABC “This Week” roundtable, joking to host Martha Raddatz. The joke is in reference to Sec. of State Hillary Clinton‘s remarks before Congress last week in which she said appearing on Sunday talk shows is not her preferred way of spending her Sunday mornings.
Reporter robbed of copy of Advise and Consent
“To whoever stole the $3 copy of Allen Drury’s Pulitzer-winning but out-of-print Advise and Consent off my doorstep: I hope you enjoy it.” — Kasie Hunt, political reporter, NBC News. Hunt told FishbowlDC the book was in a box from Amazon. So far, no leads.
Senator’s parents are named what?
“In his opening remarks, Biden took note of the presence of the senator’s parents, Moon and Verna Landrieu, as well as many of their nine children and 37 grandchildren. ‘I love these Landrieu family gatherings,’ he said.– A weekend White House VPOTUS Pool Report referring to Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.).
Comedian puts McCain on level of Applebees
“Dear @ThisWeekABC : Bragging about an ‘Exclusive’ interview w/ @SenJohnMcCain is like bragging you scored a table at Applebees.” — Lizz Winstead, comedian and co-creator of “The Daily Show.”
The Geek Squad
@daveweigel. I can see his computer screen. It’s just a waterfall of raw code like in the matrix.” — NationalReviewOnline‘s Jonah Goldberg in reference to the most wildly popular Boybander around town outside WaPo‘s Ezra Klein. Slate‘s Weigel was spotted at the National Review summit Friday night, where he was standoffish.
Important Q to Ponder: “Which interview serves up more softballs to Obama, TNR or 60 minutes?” — Blake Hounshell, managing editor of Foreign Policy magazine.
Time for better dreams?
“My dream on my next trip to New York: meeting
@chrislhayes. My likely reality: missing #uppers because I stayed up too late.” — Jesse Taylor, founder and editor of Pandagon.net. He was previously an internet consultant for Jerry Springer‘s political group, Make Ohio Blue.
Journo irritated by weather
“What the hell is that symbol on Monday, & why will it be 70 one day, snowing 2 days later?”– PBS Political Director Christina Bellantoni.
Spotted: Radio host for 94.7 FreshFM Tommy McFly in the toiletries isle at Target in Columbia Heights.
Unnecessary Tweet of the Day
“Anyone else realize New York is sexist? If there’s a Man-hattan shouldn’t there be a Woman-hattan???” — Ron Meyer Jr., spokesman for American Majority Action.
Peter Ogburn and Eddie Scarry contributed to this report.
Convo Between Two Journos…The Piers & Dana Show
CNN’s Piers Morgan: “Why does any civilian need a gun magazine with more than 10 bullets – other than to commit mass murder? Nobody can tell me.”
Conservative radio host and CNN Contributor Dana Loesch: “My friend, I’m a responsible gun owner and have one. I disagree.”
Watch out Piers. Even the bracelet Loesch posted this weekend looks dangerous. She calls it “arm candy.”
Journalists double as relationship experts
“Obama and Hillary so busy praising each other and saying they’re gonna miss each other on 60 Min that it sounds like a couple breaking up.” — CNN and The Daily Beast/Newsweek‘s Howard Kurtz.
“President Obama and Hillary Clinton seem to have a relaxed and real relationship in this interview. #60Minutes” — USA Today D.C. Bureau Chief Susan Page.
“Must be nice for #hillary to do a #60Minutes interview alongside someone who never cheated on her.” — Politico‘s Steve Friess, who also wrote: “I feel like Hillary is looking at Obama more adoringly than Michelle does or than she has for Bill. Almost Nancy Reagan-like.”
“To all the men who ever do Hillary wrong, she’s likely to drag your ass on to 60 Minutes. Just ask Bill and Barack.” — Co-founder and Executive Director of GOProud Jimmy LaSalvia.
Important Q to Ponder II: “Is Hillary rocking a popped collar on ’60 Minutes’?” — Politico White House reporter Reid Epstein.