Quotes of the Day
Lizza offers pronunciation advice
“Pro tip: The secret to pronouncing Ahmadinejad is to think ‘I’m a dinner jacket.’ #yourewelcome #cnndebate” — The New Yorker‘s Ryan Lizza.
Daily Caller reporter gets gipped by BuzzFeed
“Interesting. HuffPost links me in their Rand Paul veep story. BuzzFeed does not extend the same courtesy. Something I said?” — The Daily Caller‘s Matt Lewis. Just speculation, but there is ongoing warfare between The Daily Caller and BuzzFeed Editor Ben Smith.
TPM‘s Marshall razzes CNN’s King
“John King: If you were a form of contraception, which one would you be?” — TPM Editor Josh Marshall. He also promo-ed the one-word debate question with this: “Official John King dingbat question round coming up after the commercial.”
Annoying Tweet of the Night Award
“To those who interpret my tweets as being for or against someone, I’m neutral. I’m just enjoying calling the debate as I see it…” — CNN Contributor Ari Fleischer. Note to Fleischer: SHUT UP ALREADY.
King’s one-word question elicits angry/funny reactions
Coulter weighs in: “Newt: unfaithful Ron Paul: cute Santorum: Satan! Romney: president” — Conservative author and commentator Ann Coulter.
“How would I describe myself? Three words. Hard-working. Alpha male. Jackhammer.” — The Daily Caller‘s Lewis.
“Santorum should’ve just said Santorum. #maturejokes” — HuffPost‘s Elise Foley.
“BREAKING: Stupid question draws really stupid answers.” — The Examiner‘s David Freddoso.
“Sleepy, grumpy, bashful and … Cheerful” — HuffPost’s Howard Fineman.
“Cheerful? Fact check.” — Media Matters Spokeswoman Jess Levin.
“Santorum sets himself apart by describing himself WITH A NOUN. Someone give the man a grammar book.” — The Guardian‘s LA-based Amy Willis.
Commentary‘s John Podhoretz thinks he knows insider Hollywood gossip? He writes, “Eva Longoria is a co-chair of the Obama re-election effort. So the Botox community is well-represented.”
Unfortunate gaseous exchange
Below the Beltway’s Doug Mataconis: “I’m hungry. What’s for dinner?”
The Right Sphere Contributor Tom Dougherty: “Enchiladas because I want heartburn and gas during the #GOPDebate/#CNNDebate tonight.”
What’s Driving the Day: “Cat saves his owner’s life just HOURS after being adopted” — HuffPost. Read here.
D.C. journo dreams of Chelsea Handler
“Just remembered dream I had about Chelsea Handler last night. She was a neuroscientist inventing a drug to block feelings. Subconscious=lame.” — D.C.-based freelancer Moe Tkacik.
“Media scare tactics: John King says, ‘One of these men could be president 11 months from now.’ #CNNDebate” — Politico‘s Roger Simon.
Ash Wednesday Faux Pas Prevention Tip
“Note to self: refrain from saying, ‘umm, you have a little something on your forehead’ today. — C-SPAN’s Jeremy Art in a Wednesday tweet.