Quotes of the Day
Madame Secretary can do whatever she pleases
“Guy @ state Dept LGBT event asks attendees to turn off phones, but ‘Madame Secretary, you’re welcome to text any time.'” — Politico‘s Jennifer Epstein.
Harvey Levin: Is the power of Kim Kardashian disgraceful?
“Do you think politics hit a new low when the US ambassador personally greets Kim K when she arrives in Kuwait? #tmzlive” — TMZ’s Harvey Levin.
Politico reporter dings NYT for poor scoopage
“I’ve worked at the New York Times so I’m unfortunately well aware of its tendency to treat other people’s scoops like they don’t exist.” — Politico‘s Ben White. The backstory: White was referring to the NYT following his scoop that Treasury’s Mary Miller had taken her name out of consideration for SEC chair without crediting him. White also wrote on Twitter: “Freaking UNREAL that NYT fails to credit me on the Mary Miller scoop. NYTimes: Contender for S.E.C. Chief Drops Out” and links to this NYT story. The NYT‘s excuse? They said they hadn’t seen it.
Senator bumps reporter, makes weird joke
“Orrin Hatch accidentally bumping reporter, joking ‘I just like to touch you,’ then blushing. ‘I’m a good Mormon boy!'” — Slate‘s Dave Weigel.
A faux Twitter fight
The fake fight was between HuffPost‘s Elise Foley and BuzzFeed‘s Andrew Kaczynksi.
Foley: I’m always so sad when I miss twitter fights.
Kaczynski: YOU SUCK
Foley: YOU SUCK MORE.
Beck advises how to win Obama in pee keepsake
“E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and put your bid for #ObamaInPeePee in the subject line WG” — Glenn Beck.
Question to ponder: “Has anybody asked Condi about Susan Rice? I.e., RICE ON RICE” — Roll Call‘s Steven Dennis.
A real HuffPost headline: “Man arrested for stealing goose, locking it in SUV while he played soccer”
Photog unleashes torrent of hate on Washington Examiner scribe, and HuffPost‘s Ethan Klapper encounters boisterous gentleman outside Metro.
Oh no he didn’t!
“Pretty Funny that Nikki Schwab cannot keep a partner @yeasandnays – Maybe the DC Examiner should ‘rethink’ her being the lead writer,” — Celebrity photographer Mark Wilkins (a.k.a. Marky Mark) of D.C. Celebrity in light of Jenny Rogers leaving to go to work for Washington City Paper.
What’s Mike Allen doing outside the Rosslyn Metro?
“There’s a man loudly ranting about Obamacare outside the Rosslyn Metro. #GoodMorningDC” — HuffPost‘s Ethan Klapper.
Peter Ogburn contributed to this report.