Quotes of the Day
ASPIRING FASHIONISTO: “Spotted in the airport: Man Shawl. Nay, says I. But I’m wearing a tie.” — Logan Dobson, Washington’s own Tim Gunn and a research analyst The Tarrance Group, a Republican polling firm.
“A ‘whistleblower’ exposes govt wrongdoing. A ‘criminal’ leaks natl security secrets. Too many reporters confusing the difference lately.” — Brian Walsh, GOP strategist and former spokesman for NRSC. Photoshop credit: Austin Price.
Journo probably shouldn’t share with mom
“I’m sure my mom would tell me this is on ‘no list,’ but planning to do my live shot from roof of truck 2nite.” — Kansas City 41ActionNews reporter Garrett Haake.
Men just don’t do it for her for long
“My brother’s wedding opened this floodgate, but no, I’m nowhere near settling down. Men are just rarely able hold my attention for very long.” — The Daily Beast‘s Meghan McCain.
“In Brussels – then Strasbourg – for the week learning about European Parliament.” — The Daily Caller‘s Alex Pappas.
“I’m tweeting from the 2013 U.S. Islamic World Forum run by @BrookingsFP here in Doha. #USIslamForum” — The Daily Beast‘s Josh Rogin.
“My American flag Nebraska shirt raised some eyebrows in the hotel gym here in Brussels #uglyamerican” — Washington Examiner‘s Justin Green (selfie at left) who also wrote, “I’m pretty weird in general, but going on 36 hours of no sleep right now and it’s gonna get real.”
MSNBC you listening?
“‘Up With Matt Labash.’ Now there’s a weekend show I’d watch.” — Reuters‘ Jack Shafer.
Editor called out for Minnesota accent
“Just learned I say ‘events’ wrong. Thanks, Minnesota. #ah-vents” — Sara Schwartz, wire editor, intern coodinator at WaPo Express.
Politico‘s Allen Vs. WaPo‘s Tumulty
“mikeallen Playbook says #wapo made “painful climbdown” on NSA. Disagree. Quoted dox accurately, forced govt to clarify. #winwin #journalism” — WaPo‘s Karen Tumulty.
Something to think twice about doing…
Using the word “squinting” when describing Chinese President XI Jinping is, well, probably not the smartest choice of words.
“There’s some squinting of presidential proportions going on here! (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)” — HuffPost‘s Ethan Klapper.
Politico Playbook Publish Time: 8:10 a.m.
Peter Ogburn contributed to this report.