Quotes of the Day
Reporter eavesdrops at airport
“Guys next to me at Detroit Airport already talking about fried butter on a stick. Something about honey batter? #IowaStateFair” — Roll Call‘s Shira Toeplitz in a Thursday tweet. Last night’s “Daily Show” featured Aasif Mandvi, a campaign trail correspondent, eating raw butter on a stick from the Iowa State Fair.
“Heh @JoeNBC extra feisty today. Extra caffeine in his Starbucks? I like it. #politics” — TNR Blogger Jonathan Cohn in a Friday morning tweet.
“I bet Ron Paul shops at JCPenney’s” — The Daily Caller‘s media writer Jeff Poor in a Thursday night tweet while watching the GOP debate.
Kownacki stars in remake of Matt Mackowiak film “Shameless II”
“@JanetDonovan @NikkiSchwab but let’s be real, it’s not a party until the 3 of us get there.” — Brendan Kownacki in a Thursday tweet. Kownacki is among our Summer Superlative nominees for Biggest Open Bar Fly in Washington for incessantly attending evening media parties despite being a reporter. He does occasionally blog and attend red carpets for Donovan. Donovan is planning a party at her house for all the “losers” in this category. Does this mean Kownacki will or will not be invited? We’ll see…To vote, visit here.
Famous last words…
“Can we all agree that we won’t collectively live-tweet every zinger tonight? — RealClearPolitics‘ Scott Conroy in a Thurday pre-debate tweet.
Convo Between Speechwriter and Blogger
The conversation is between Sen. Jim DeMint’s (R-S.C.) speechwriter/adviser Amanda Carpenter, a former TWT columnist, and WaPo Conservative issues blogger Jennifer Rubin. Note: Carpenter (not likely intentionally) butchered the spelling of Capehart’s first and last name…it’s Jonathan Capehart.
Carpenter: WaPo‘s Johnathan Capeheart [sic] says he was asleep last night during the debate. But still shows up on TV to talk about it…
Rubin: @amandacarpenter crappy, cheap shot.. there is this new thing called DVR
UPDATE: Carpenter wrote in to say: “Yes, I completely butchered his name. Unintentionally. Can I blame it on the lack of coffee from being pregnant?”
Reporter once worked for Godfather’s Pizza
“I’d just like to say I used to work at Godfather’s Pizza, and I used a paintbrush to slather liquid butter on pizza crusts #HermanCainTrain” — The Daily Caller‘s CJ Ciaramella in a Thursday night tweet while watching the GOP debate.
“Just got out of the shower. This is the Obligatory Wet Naked Blogging tweet.” — Conservative blogger and former TWT Asst. National Editor Robert Stacy McCain in a Thursday tweet. No words for the inappropriateness of this and no explanation for what is wrong with him. And no, Stacy, we don’t view you as a villain, just a creepy guy. Still, we’re going to give you these lovely fluffy towels so you can dry yourself off.
Some wonky thing we can say we haven’t wondered about in a good while…”Is the UK/US gap on ‘plastic’ vs ‘rubber’ bullets a usage difference, or are they actually made of different things?” — Think Progress’ Matt Yglesias in a Thursday tweet.
Norah gets Pawlenty’s pre-debate prep
“@timpawlenty appeared relaxed & tells me he’s spending the day in debate prep and then will prob go for a run bf tonight’s crucial debate.” — CBS News Chief White House Correspondent Norah O’Donnell in a Thursday tweet.
Advice for ‘old’ reporters
“@jaketapper 1. Read the Harry Potter books. You’ll need them to communicate with your staff. #adviceforoldreporters” — Roll Call Features Editor Ryan Beckwith in a Thursday tweet, poking fun at Tapper’s 11 pieces of advice for young reporters on the trail.