Grumpy Flacks

By Garrett 

Roll Call’s Mary Ann Akers has a column that should be tagged “grumpy Hill press secretaries.”

It features not one but two vignettes of “testy” Hill flacks going off on reporters, including this quote, which we nominate as Press Secretary Quote Of The Year: “‘Usually reporters call me about stories that make sense,’ [Sen. Mark Dayton’s spokesperson Chris Lisi] said rather testily when we contacted her. ‘Why are you calling me about Diet Coke?'”

You’ll have to read the column to get the context.

> In other press secretary news, Scott McClellan has received a $4,000 raise. Too bad John Roberts and all of his ilk are still rude, otherwise, the job might actually be worth the money.