QUOTES of the DAY
Talk of the Town: Speaker Boehner’s unstoppable crying
“Oh boy….he’s not going to make it. #Boehnertears” — WaPo‘s Jonathan Capehart in a Wednesday tweet.
“Got thru reference to missing brother–who runs a restaurant–without crying. #firstaccomplishments” — Mother Jones D.C. Bureau Chief and Politics Daily Columnist David Corn in a Wednesday tweet. (Pssst…incidentally, Corn, your hairstyle may be starting to resemble that of the Founding Fathers. Hint. Hint.)
“I think I saw @GlennThrush wipe away a tear as Gibbs was discussing his departure.” — The Hill’s White House Correspondent Sam Youngman referring to Politico‘s Glenn Thrush and outgoing White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs.
“Remember that Boehner’s crying cue is almost always when he says “American Dream”. #congresswatch.” — WaPo‘s “The Fix” in a Wednesday tweet.
“Duuuuude. Hold. It. Together. @SpeakerBoehner” — Hot Air‘s Michelle Malkin in a Wednesday tweet.
“Is Boehner crying? Can’t tell.” — Washington Post Express News Editor Sara Schwartz in a Wednesday tweet. And later: “Happy tears?”
“Boehner has the handkerchief out – not sure if that means he’s already shedding tears or not.” — Congressional Cox Radio Reporter Jamie Dupree in a Wednesday tweet.
“@johnboehner’s daughter wiping her eyes as her dad was sworn in. Tears run in the fam.” — NJ‘s Susan Davis in a Wednesday tweet.
“Safest bet of the day? John Boehner to cry within the next ten minutes.” — CNN’s Piers Morgan in a Wednesday tweet.
Gavel humor (i.e. not so subtle d–k jokes)
“I have no idea whether size matters. Look at the size of that thing.” — MSNBC’s Chris Matthews on his “Hardball” program Tuesday.
“Gave in my pants.” — TPM‘s Brian Beutler in a Wednesday tweet, followed by, “Bad case of gavel envy.”
“That gavel Boehner is wielding is a big one. More mallet than gavel.” — CBS White House Radio Correspondent Mark Knoller in a Wednesday tweet.
Journo needs Betty for device withdrawal
“I just spent two hours without electronic devices. I need to go to Betty Ford.” — Human Events Senior Editor Emily Miller in a Wednesday tweet.
Would-be prankster on the loose
“Part of me wishes Pelosi & Boehner had repeated their outfits from 2 yrs ago, just to confuse photo editors down the road.” — NJ Publicist Taylor West in a Wednesday tweet.