Quotes of the Day
“A lot of moist sheets going into this next debate…” — Politico‘s Mike Allen on the Democratic sentiment going into the next presidential debate on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” this morning just after dawn. Gross, Mike, please stop talking like this so early in the morning!
A Stupid Question to NEVER Ponder: “Wolf Blitzer, CNN why is it hard 4 journo 2 tell the truth y is easier 4 u 2 tell a lie ppl respect u when u do that.”
Preacher Sophia lifts us up where we belong
Big Bird stories score high marks
“Three of the top 10 most read Politico stories are about Big Bird. The people have spoken and they want more Big Bird news.” — Politico White House reporter Byron Tau.
Joan Walsh in Hell
“Oh dear Lord, between by Obama diehards and my [San Francisco Giants]diehards, my Twitter feed is some fine circle of hell right now.” — Salon‘s Joan Walsh, who regularly appears on MSNBC’s “Hardball.”
Writer has message for “important” people
“Gotta love the big name Tweeters who never acknowledge when us small people tweet them. respond to their tweets or RT them.” — Rockville, Md.-based marketing writer and consultant Deborah Brody.
Laura Ingraham’s embarrassingly bad debate humor
“If Biden flames out Thurs night how will Al Gore explain it away? What’s the altitude change from Delaware to Kentucky?” — Conservative radio host Laura Ingraham in an attempt to be funny ahead of Thursday’s VP debate. She added this equally unfunny tweet: “At debate Ryan will wear an American flag pin on his lapel–perhaps he should hand Joe a white flag pin for his.” Ugh.
Convo Between Two Journos
Daily Kos‘ Markos Moulitsas: “For liberals freaking out: The fundamentals of the race are still in our favor.”
Parody Andrew Sullivan account SullyPanic: “You’re fucking crazy.” CORRECTION: Goddammit. We got suckered by another parody account today. This was “SullyPanic” an faux account for The Daily Beast’s Andrew Sullivan. We’ve changed the content to reflect the truth.
Congrats Ryan, you’re the BEST!
A heartfelt congratulations to our good pal Ryan Kearney who has resigned from Politico to go to work for The New Republic. Washington City Paper’s Will Sommer reported the news early Tuesday. Kearney was in a newly created position of breaking news deputy editor. He leaves Politico after just six months. In a quote to WCP, he thanked Politico profusely for throwing him a life preserver after his former pub, TBD, sank like The Titanic. We’re sure VandeHarris is thrilled he made good use of them for the past several months. We hear Ryan didn’t make much of an impression with his Politico colleagues — in fact one said it would be tough to know who he was even if he walked right by.