Quotes of the Day
“As a reporter I didn’t think it was appropriate. It didn’t seem part of my job. …The tide of history only moves forward when everybody is fully visible. …I didn’t want to send a message that there was anything I was ashamed about or unhappy about or uncomfortable with.“ — ABC and CNN’s Anderson Cooper on coming out as gay on his new live ABC talk show Monday.
CBS’s new donut reporter: Mark Knoller
“Questioned about eating a donut, [Paul] Ryan, a fitness advocate, said ‘I don’t hate sweets, I just don’t love them.'” — CBS Radio White House Correspondent Mark Knoller. And then in a moment of serious analysis he analysis, he adds, “Will this draw votes. Talking donuts on his campaign plane, GOP VP Candidate Paul Ryan says ‘I loved Cap’n Crunch when I was a kid.'”
Reporter runs into The Hulkster
“No joke: Hulk Hogan just sat down next to me in the terminal at Manchester airport.” — NationalReviewOnline‘s Robert Costa.
“Bill Frist is getting divorced, which is very pro-marriage.” — Daily Kos‘s Markos Moulitsas.
Radio host wants Granholm alarm clock
“I need Jennifer Granholm to come to my house and bellow my children out of bed tomorrow morning” — NPR’s Michele Norris. Granholm is the former Michigan Gov. and host of “The War Room” on Current TV.
Hate mail involves elbow and Obama’s ass
Important Q to Ponder: “Do we really need to waste peoples’ airwaves on convention bounce BS? How about poverty? How to create jobs? Danger of a One Percent Court?” — The Nation‘s Katrina vanden Heuvel.
Journos get food/drink obsessed
“So tempted to stockpile a ton of Punkin Ale to prepare for October…” — Politico Publicist Olivia Petersen.
“I finally found fish tacos in my neighborhood that I liked. You have no idea how much this helps a bad month so far.” — NJ “The Hotline’s Chris Peleo-Lazar.
“Food gods be praised! Just feasted on some muurland blue crabs and corn!” — BuzzFeed’s D.C. Bureau Chief John Stanton.
“Can someone back me up on the fact that apples and honey are totally a thing for Rosh Hashanah?” — NPR’s Brenna Williams.
Convo Between Two Journos
FNC’s Peter Doocy: “Whoa. Dinner just got deep #fortunecookie”
FNC’s Shannon Bream: Beans and bacon it is!
Peter Ogburn contributed to this report.