Quotes of the Day
STEIN’s NEW DAWG: “Meet the newest addition to my family.” — HuffPost‘s Sam Stein, following in the footsteps (we hope) of Fox News’ Dana Purina (or Perino) and her beloved Jasper.
Romance at the Kucinich household
“Mmm. I could get used to this…breakfast in bed served by my perfect husband Dennis Kucinich. Something to be said about our new schedule!” — Elizabeth Kucinich on her ex-congressman hubby.
Paul Wharton drenches himself in cashmere
“It’s freezing outside… Looks like ill be in cashmere all weekend long and I love it!!!” Hey boo! Sending u love! Bundle up!” — Real Housewives of DC star Paul Wharton to his boo, food and restaurant blogger BJ Coleman.
A backup plan for Chuck Hagel
“Howard Kurtz, if Hagel loses he can be the anchor for Gore Jazeera.. perfect fit.” — WaPo‘s right-wing blogger Jennifer Rubin. President Obama has nominated ex-Sen. Chuck Hagel to be Sec. of Defense.
“Deadly flu season set to be moderate to severe.” — WTOP on the flu season, which is expected to be “deadly” unless it’s moderate….or severe.
The weekend’s most uplifting headline: “Retired firefighter, dog named Pumpkin credited for saving Bowie woman.” — WaPo.
Kurt Loder, Patrick Kennedy, and marijuana laws
“Oxycontin enthusiast Patrick Kennedy opposes marijuana legalization.” — Ex-MTV VJ Kurt Loder, a columnist for Reason magazine.
Is this a prank phone call?
“Pizza Hut just called about our order. They’re out of pepperoni. Really. Did every single house in Washington order pizza for this game?” — CNBC’s Eamon Javers, who then asked, “Is your refrigerator running?” (Joking…)
“Meet the Press is ideological advocacy journalism. It’s fine, do your thing, but be honest about it.” — Seth Michaels, writer for the Working America website.
“Any rational person that watches George @GStephanopoulos interview a GOP official and then a Democratic official will see his bias. #phony” — Ex-Mitt Romney aide Richard Grenell, who does spots on media criticism for Fox News.
Radio journalist finds relief from hacking cough and BuzzFeed’s Bureau Chief has a stern warning for Washington State lawmakers…On the mend: “Relief: after almost 3 weeks of cold, cough, bronchitis, the moment you realize you haven’t hacked in two hours.” — Neal Augenstein, WTOP.
The Drama Queen
“One more day until our long year without Downton Abbey in the U. S. ends. I can hardly breathe.” — TWT senior opinion editor Emily Miller.
Warning Shot: “Politicians from Washington state who have something to hide beware. If my redskins lose I’m gonna be so unhappy.” — BuzzFeed‘s D.C. Bureau Chief John Stanton.
Peter Ogburn contributed to this report.