THIS TOWN: “This is the point of the party where I become everything I mock.” — NYT‘s Mark Leibovich at his book party last night at the home of NYT‘s Peter Baker and Susan Glasser. Photograph and quote by Rachel Sklar. If you squint you can see NYT‘s Carl Hulse just behind Leibo’s head.
Special note to NJ‘s Ron Fournier: Our ears were burning last night.
Convo Between a Journo and a Political Type
Political consultant Mike Murphy: “Dear HRC, please put NYC, Huma, and the rest of us out of our misery and cap Carlos Danger. One sentence press release will do it. Thank you.”
Commentary‘s John Podhoretz: “Shaddap you face trying to spoil everybody’s fun.”
Beauty queen pissed at bread throwers
“Dear ppl who throw bread at birds: clean up your shit! It’s not my dogs job to eat your moldy bread! Thanks for the morning heart attack!” — Miss DC 2009 Jen Corey.
Politico Playbook Publish Time: 6:56 a.m. (In which they spell “Caroline Kenndy” like that.)
What’s the definition of ‘is’?
“Weiner story really testing definition of word ‘past'” — BuzzFeed Editor-in-Chief Ben Smith. And this: “Huma needs to pull a Mellie Grant on Weiner’s ass.” — BuzzFeed‘s Ellie Hall.
Comm guy nearly hit by car
“GAH! Almost drilled by a driver making a high speed left turn while I was IN THE BLOODY CROSSWALK. Heart is still in back of my throat. Seriously, if I hadn’t looked up and stopped, I’d be on my way to the ER right now. Oy.” — Ben Harris, Rockville-based communications professional.
Fournier tells political observers to shut up
“Partisans (Rs and Ds): The presidential address you’re twittering about won’t be heard by most Americans or effect their lives. Move along.” — NJ‘s Ron Fournier, the moral compass of This Town.