Quotes of the Day
BIRTHDAY GIRL: “Bom dia Rio. Thanks sun for coming out today on my birthday eve.” — USA Today travel writer Nancy Trejos.
“Maybe if Holly Petraeus spent a little less time at the CPFB…….” — Free Beacon‘s Michael Goldfarb.
Right-wing writer concedes one nice thing about Obama
“The one — ONE — thing I agree with Barack Obama on is that Homeland is the best show on TV.” — TWT senior ppinion writer Emily Miller.
From a very nerdy Dept. of Bragiculture…
“Cool moment. Ran into Sen. Leahy just now at DCA. We talked about Phish. He said his son knows Trey. He’s a Dead guy but loves Phish, too.” — National Review Online‘s Robert Costa.
Reporter makes desperate plea for coffee
“One million preteen kids just boarded my metro car. Save me. #havenothadenufcoffeeforthis” — WSJ bank reg reporter Victoria McGrane.
The Ass Kisser
“Very interesting piece here by @DylanBiers.” — Commentary‘s John Podhoretz. (Last week the pair was bickering until PodWhore realized Byers wasn’t actually insulting him. Now they’re in love. )
Scribe says other woman’s hubby is alleged douchebag
“You’re a pretentious douchebag if Dear Abby isn’t good enough for your problems and you have to seek out the NY Times ‘Ethicist’ columnist.” — The Daily Caller TV writer Jeff Poor. (The Ethicist received a letter frighteningly similar to the situation swirling around Paula Broadwell, alleged mistress to General David Petraeus.)
And this from a facetious Politico reporter… “Dear Ethicist: I work in an information security-related field but am considering writing explicit and career-destroying emails. Help me?” — Politico‘s Alexander Burns.
“The 2013 Calendar sent out to all its print subscribers reminds me of what an amazing photographer team @washingtonpost has on its rolls.” — WSJ‘s Raju Narisetti, formerly of WaPo.
NPR’s Andy Carvin works on final edit of his book in Istanbul, a publicist weighs in on latest sex scandal to rock D.C., a CNN Contributor has a problem with his hip flexor and two straight journos have a gay convo…
Just an ordinary day at a café
“An armored personnel carrier with a water cannon just trundled past the cafe. And the klezmer band plays on.” — Carvin.
Sex scandal fallout
“Relationships are complicated, especially ones involving infidelity. But in a world that craves simple narratives, Petraeus’s mistress is about to get cast as Glenn Close in ‘Fatal Attraction.'” – National Journal publicist Taylor West.
“I hope the next CIA director is better at keeping secrets.” — WaPo‘s Lindsay Applebaum.
“If Petraeus wasn’t victim of honey trap (& it seems not), then multiple foreign govts must be kicking themselves tonight.” — The Daily Mail‘s Toby Harnden.
“Remember as a kid when you thought the spies got all the gals? Yeah… Turns out at a cost.#adultproblems” — YG Action Fund and former House Maj. Leader Eric Cantor flack Brad Dayspring.
“I could not care less about Petraeus’s marriage. I kind of wish these things wouldn’t be disqualifying, but D/CIA position is based on trust.” — The Week‘s Marc Ambinder.
Roland has hip flexor issue
“Hip flexor still bothering me, but I don’t sit down at football games, even here. That’s how we were taught at Texas A&M; only at halftime.” — CNN Contributor and Washington Watch’s Roland Martin.
Convo Between Two Media Journos
CNN and The Daily Beast‘s Sexy Beast Howard Kurtz: “A gay villain in a Bond film? The world has changed since I started reading 007.” (Kurtz links to this story on The Daily Download by Andy Roth.)
Slate‘s Jack Shafer: “You have bad gaydar.”