Quotes of the Day
“Heard at Midway after flight quarantined over passenger with rash: ‘I’ve had it with these mfing rashes on these mfing planes!'” — Politico‘s Roger Simon.
Haitian journos welcomed to WH briefing
“Good afternoon, everyone. Thank you for coming to the White House for your daily briefing. I want to welcome — we have a group of Haitian journalists here visiting. I want to welcome you to the White House briefing room.” — White House Spokesman Jay Carney.
Prostitutes and Take Your Kids to Work Day rarely mix
“The roughly half-dozen kids were models of decorum. There they sat, on the sidelines of the briefing room, staring down at the floor. None asked a question. But they might have been thinking “Mom, Dad, when we get home tonight, you’ll have some explaining to do.” — Reuters‘ Mary Milliken in their late-afternoon “Washington Extra” newsletter.
Journos are people too?
“Puppy power. OK tweeps, who is the cutest ABC Pup? @winstontapper or @eliwalterwoof? @jaketapper” — ABC News Political Director Amy Walter, who appears to be a part of a bizarre journo trend of creating Twitter accounts for pets.
Reporter, ahem, laps up her evening
“Hill Country consisted of lots of dancing and shots and country music. My night ended w/ sitting on guy’s lap (dare), but #embash goes on.” — Greenwire‘s Jessica Estepa.
Overheard at the Elle/Lani Hay party at the Ritz last night: “Those balls are gynormous!” No word on whether the person was referring to a baby or a donkey.
Spotted at Elle party: Actor Robert Duvall‘s nephew, Teddy. He showed up last year, too.
Peter Ogburn contributed to this report.