QUOTES of the DAY
Scarborough’s birthday breakfast
“Aka “The Metamucil Pack.” Happy bday J! — NBC’s Congressional Correspondent Luke Russert in a Saturday morning tweet, a remark to MSNBC “Morning Joe” Host Joe Scarborough’s announcement that he was celebrating his birthday eating breakfast at iHop with Random House Executive Editor and PBS Contributor John Meacham, TIME‘s Mark Halperin and NY Magazine’s John Heilemann.
“Wish you were here to see Meacham wolfing down the Ihop chicken strips and waffles special. #pulitzerprizewinner” — MNSBC’s Scarborough to FNC anchor Bret Baier in a Saturday morning tweet after Baier wished him a happy birthday.
Major relieved to be off-air
“RT @RuthAnneAdams: Lookee at Major! Pulling a Congressional all-nighter! But no kliegs and no hairspray and no make-up!!// equals BLISS” — NJ‘s Congressional correspondent Major Garrett in a Friday night tweet expressing how happy he is to be off TV. He’s a former White House correspondent for Fox News.
Scribe gets note from editor
“Email from editor this morning includes ‘Too bad, but thems the breaks.’ I laughed. — TBD.com News Aggregation Editor Nicole Young in a Saturday morning tweet.
Come on Shutdown, hurry up, booze abounds
House will began debate around midnight. Looks like the govt won’t shut down … but by the time we get outta here, all the DC bars might. — CNN’s Rachel Streitfeld in a Friday night tweet.
“Dear House: please stop. less talkie, more leaving so i can drink jamesons in peace. yours truly #shutdownboy” — Roll Call‘s John Stanton in a Friday night tweet.
“Go Luke loud, louder, Loudest! The public needs answers.” — Anonymous tipster on Russert.
Where’s the Twitter logic?
“Sadly the dumb people that you block on twitter still show up if someone you follow retweets them.” — Pittsburgh Tribune-Review‘s Salena Zito in a Friday tweet.
Journo’s fashionable response to potential shutdown
“Today wearing Countdown to Shutdown clock around my neck like Flava Flav” — “The Takeaway’s” Congressional radio correspondent Todd Zwillich in a Friday tweet.
Karl makes it into Gridiron
“Congrats to @jonkarl who took a break from reporting on #shutdown to be elected to Gridiron Club, DC’s oldest press group.” — USA Today Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page in a Friday tweet about ABC News’s Jonathan Karl.