Quotes of the Day
CNN’s Ed Hornick moves to Atlanta: “The view from my apartment. On Sunday funday a DJ sets up and spins … What is this? The Shore Club?”
TIPS FROM THE POOL…INTO THE DEEP END
“Potus arrives at a fitness club, the club green valley at 7:41 am. No POTUS sighting. Pool holding in vans.” — McLatchy’s Lesley Clark in Greensboro, N.C. In a subsequent report she got a glimpse of President Obama and wrote, “POTUS in Black tracksuit, black baseball cap, earphones in both ears. As a gym-goer passed him at the front door, he exchanged a brief greeting.”
Norah gets tweaked by The Daily Show
CBS Chief White House Correspondent Norah O’Donnell writes, “Obama in Asheville, NC, talking jobs. Pic Attached.” The Daily Show responded with this rather unfunny quip, “Now can you make the picture move & talk?”
Henry explains ins/outs of presidential travel
“And no no no buses are not ‘being flown to airports’ at every stop. President flew to NC, then met the bus, and takes bus stop to stop.” — FNC’s Ed Henry.
PBS’s Jim Lehrer recalls Washington liar
Q: Think of one of your least favorite people in Washington and, without naming him or her, describe what makes that person so unappealing. A: He lied about me and what I did with the intent of hurting me and my professional reputation. Read the interview by Politico‘s Patrick Gavin here.
The Media Critic
“Bill Keller is a perfect fit for the NYT op-ed page, in that he is fucking awful.” — Reason Magazine’s Mike Riggs. He links to this Sunday NYT op-ed by Keller.
Sick journo now eating Boo Berry
“Sick to my stomach. It’s rather lovely.” — NJ “The Hotline’s” Chris Peleo Lazar. That was last night. This morning he’s all better. “I’m pretty sure my highlight for this week will be eating Boo Berry cereal at my desk at work #legendary.”
Howiella fears for her kids
“It’s not even 10pm and I just saw a commercial for a ‘vibrating personal massager.’ I’m afraid for my future children.” — The Hill‘s Howgatha Kurtz (a.k.a Judy, Howie-May, Howlma, etc…).
Reader reacts to Ezra gift registry involving copper saucepan
“What of it?????? You think it is inappropriate to ask for these items? I own the same type of pots and pans and they are considered an INVESTMENT……..the copper will have to be relined but the Allclad will last 2 lifetimes. Is your world so small this is the best you can do?” — a commenter to FBDC reacting to this item regarding WaPo‘s Ezra Klein and Slate‘s (soon to be NYT) Annie Lowrey registering at Williams-Sonoma. Note to reader: Relax, no one’s judging Ezzy for wanting the copper saucepan.