Quotes of the Day
CBS Chief White House Correspondent Norah O’Donnell’s hubby Geoff Tracy (who sometimes refers to himself as Washington’s unelected mayor) makes a grand Wednesday night declaration: “Pie is served (chocolate silk).”
Scribes sarcastically suggest other options for Sept. 7
“Breaking: Seinfeld reunion show, new and improved LOST finale, first Casey Anthony TV interview all scheduled for Sept. 7 at 8 EST” — Politico‘s Alexander Burns.
“If Sarah Palin really wanted to shake things up right now, she’d declare a ‘big announcement’ to be made on Sept. 7 at 8:00″ — Yahoo! News’s Chris Moody.
“Thursday works better for me too. If anyone cares.” — CBS White House radio reporter Mark Knoller.
“Obama asks to speak during GOP debate. Biden to address meeting of Cub Scouts during Spongebob marathon. It’s chaos.” — Conservative pundit and author Ann Coulter.
This is just embarrassing…
“Dick Lugar following me on Twitter? Heart, be still!” — Gawker‘s Political Editor Jim Newell.
“OK, the Getty Images search is insane. I type in ‘diversity’ and the first page of results? Synchronized swimmers.” — Former TBDer Elahe Izadi who is working on NPR Project Argo blog on WAMU 88.5.
One journo sees bright side of mess
“Finally a win-win. Speech-scheduling contretemps will boost ratings for both the GOP debate and Obama’s speech, whenever it is.” — WSJ‘s Jonathan Weisman.
Another sees downside of mess
“I mean, really? We’re at a point where GOP is blocking a speech? #UGH” — HuffPost‘s Jen Bendery.
Unnecessary Tweet of the Day
“Another reason why I love my birthday: Got an email from Joy of Motion saying that I get a free dance class. Awesome.” — Roll Call feature writer Jessica Estepa. Happy Birthday and all Jessica, but more importantly, you’re clearly currently kicking Metro Weekly Co-Publisher Sean Bugg’s ass in this feature.