Quotes of the Day — the Election Day version
“This sign is on a window of a store that’s inside the security zone of Obama’s Des Moines rally.” — Yahoo! News’ Chris Moody with the accompanying photo.
Journo on line to vote before 7 a.m.
“My voting precinct is selling coffee for $1 to people in line. #waspy” — Matt Spence, The Times of London.
“Dead to me.” — Breitbart.com editor John Nolte on New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie turning down Romney campaign event request.
Stop and buy the roses
“Attn: guys who have been too busy politicking to be nice to your ladies—roses are on sale $9.99/dozen @ Whole Foods today.” — Roll Call‘s Meredith Shiner.
Guiding Sophia’s Light
“Respectfully I don’t give a rats butt about JayZ or Kid Rock!” — theGrio and Essence columnist Sophia Nelson on Obama and Romney musical supporters. Usually Sophia is spouting sermon’s on Twitter. On Monday she strayed.
Chuck Todd assesses nightmare election scenarios
“In place for Today Show, will have a look at some of the nightmare scenarios that could lead to indecision” — NBC’s Chuck Todd.
Spotted: Meg Ryan at Biden event
“Spotted on the cuts riser at Biden’s Richmond event, being opened with songs by her beau john Mellencamp: Meg Ryan.” — NBC News campaign embed reporter Carrie Dann.
Hallucinating D.C. Metro rider
“Saw a gent on metro who looked like a moustachioed Ari Shapiro. Was briefly convinced he’d got a disguise and made a thrilling escape.” — a D.C. woman calling herself Abbott Rabbit regarding the NPR White House Correspondent.
Keeping it Real: “Run into reporter from OTHER station at event tonight. Okay we have the same jobs, do we really have to make small talk? So BORING!” — ABC7’s Stephen Tschida.
Boybander has sex with vegetables?
“I can’t be the only one who makes stock while changing the lyrics of ‘Sexual Healing’ to be about vegetable peeling.” — Wired‘s Spencer Ackerman. We’re just kidding about the headline but couldn’t make rational sense of Spencer’s words.
Which journo gets to vote at the crack of dawn? And which news outlet takes to talking about campaign dildos?
On the bright side…“One of the few good things of starting work at 4am is I can vote when polls open at 6am.” — WTOP’s Neal Augenstein.
“Watching Bush press shop was like watching a Summer’s Eve ad.” — Daily Kos radio host and Contributing Editor David Waldman.
BuzzFeed’s mind heads for the gutter
“INBOX: ‘TWO-SIDED POLITICAL DILDO FOR $29.95’ Please let this election be over.” — BuzzFeed‘s McKay Coppins. To which his colleague, Andrew Kaczynski (among the hardest journo surnames to spell correctly, damn him) says, “Sorry, that one came from me.”
Peter Ogburn contributed to this report.