Quotes of the Day
RUNNING WITH THE PACK: “This is what pack journalism looks like. Last Romney rally before New Hampshire votes.” — NPR White House Correspondent Ari Shapiro.
“Tony Blankley was a kind, brilliant, engaging, family-focused, generous, faithful, fascinating man. I pray for his soul and his family.” — TWT Senior Opinion Writer Emily Miller.
Note to reporter: Tsongas or Saungus?
“More @newtgingrich on Romney: ‘Maybe like Saungus who got 37% in ’92 and lost to Clinton who got 24% because he couldn’t meet expectations.” — NBC News Campaign embed reporter Alexandra Moe. A few hours later, she offered this inexplicable partial tweet…”And @newtgingrich just s…” She eventually concluded, “And @newtgingrich just went out a back door avoiding Ron Paul ppl for the second time tonight while the media waited for him…#decision2012.” Carry on, Alexandra.
Question to ponder
“Does retweeting everything on your beat–essentially being all [beat] news to everyone–make you feel empty inside? Discuss!” — Reason Mag’s Mike Riggs.
Important assignment: Involves Beyonce
“So my mom gets call waiting tonight from her sister; there’s an urgent rumor she wants me to investigate: ‘Beyonce.Surrogate. Any truth?'” — Washington freelancer Moe Tkacik.
“Just drove to Manchester to meet @Jamie_Weinstein and others but realized they meant Nashua.” — The Daily Caller‘s Alex Pappas.
“Real Housewives of Atlanta is so low-rent. @Bravotv needs to eliminate it from the franchise and give it a different name.” — social media journalist Claritza Jimenez.
“The Bachelor gave a rose to the lesbian again. He really is as dumb as he looks.” — TWT‘s Miller.
Convo Between Two Journos
Fox News Contributor Dana Perino: “Every ‘green product’ I have to live with stinks. Lighting is awful & constantly pops. Washer/dryer a disaster. Enviro-paint looks awful.”
National Review Online Contributor Greg Pollowitz: “Front loading washer is the worst, and the dryer saves energy by not fully drying the clothes #thankyoualgore”
Unnecessary Tweet of the Day
“Shouldn’t Diet Dr. Pepper just be called Mr. Pepper?” — Roll Call‘s Ryan Teague Beckwith.
Notice to cable repairmen: Don’t be late!
“Who actually likes to fire people? Even in context it’s weird. I get annoyed at late cable repairmen, maybe.” — Slate’s Dave Weigel. He’s referencing Romney who remarked, “I like being able to fire people.”
Peter Ogburn contributed to this report.