Quotes of the Day
I’ve long wondered how FishbowlMatt might look if he adopted the obviously fashion conscious serial killer look of DCRTV’s resident journo-thief Dave Hughes. Here are the incredible results. And no, Matt didn’t go to the Grooming Lounge for this. We’re calling it “Contemplative Bearded Matt.” (Photoshop credit to QGA’s Meghan Smith.)
Tschida’s doc recommends shingles vaccine
“Mixed signals: doctor said I look 28…. really. Then recommended a shingles vaccine. Says shingles are really hard on senior citizens.” — ABC7 reporter Stephen Tschida.
Unnecessary Tweet of the Day
“Guy in car next to me is swearing [sic] a sweatband on his arm. And he doesn’t look like he is headed to a workout.” — WaPo‘s Chris Cillizza.
Emily Wants to Get Her Gun
“Gun people- I’m looking for a gun store near DC with rentals and range to narrow down choices to buy. Any ideas? #EmilysGUN” — TWT‘s Emily Miller.
Finney and Williams Crack on Ratigan
Regulars on MSNBC’s The Dylan Ratigan Show had some fun at the host’s expense Thursday afternoon after his cell phone rang while on air. He coolly shut the phone off and joked that Congress must be calling. Soon enough, MSNBC Political Analyst Karen Finney came on air with her cell phone. “Hold on Dylan, I’m on my cell phone, sorry,” she said, chuckling. At which point Lobbyist Jimmy Williams busts out laughing. He was also holding onto his cell phone on air, pretending to talk. Finney explained, “Jimmy and I just wanted to have some fun.”
Parsing words: Don’t let door hit you in a$$ on way out
“Last night, I accepted the resignation of my Chief of Staff, Bud Otis. I didn’t ask for it. I agreed with Bud that the flurry of separate news articles about his recent activities made it impossible for him to continue to serve me and the residents of the Sixth District of Maryland effectively.” — Statement of Rep. Roscoe Bartlett (R-Md.) about accepting resignation tendered by his Chief of Staff.
Convo between Kermit and Blitz
On Thursday Kermit the Frog entered The Situation Room to discuss God only knows what. Whatever it was, Wolf made it clear Kermit can come back whenever he pleases.
Kermit the Frog: “Thank you Wolf. There’s a situation I think we should discuss.”
Wolf Blitzer: “Let’s discuss that situation.”
Sighting on Capitol Hill: Larry Craig
“Former Sen. Larry Craig spotted in the Capitol, tells me he’s meeting with lawmakers to discuss mining issues.” — Politico‘s Manu Raju of the former GOP Senator arrested after he allegedly tried to pick up a cop in a Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport bathroom.
Newt says Herman needs to be prayerful
“My advice to Herman having lived through a lot of different experiences is he has to stop and open up his heart and he has to think very prayerfully about what he owes his own family and what he owes his own future.” — GOP Presidential Hopeful Newt “I’ve only had three marriages” Gingrich in an interview with ABC News Senior White House Correspondent Jake Tapper. The interview will air on “GMA” on Friday morning.