Quotes of the Day
Oh boy! POTUS might have worn a windbreaker?
“Your pooler only caught the slightest glimpse, but it looked like POTUS was wearing a windbreaker,” wrote Matt Viser of The Boston Globe in a strangely thorough weekend Pool Report full of mindless facts it appears he went to great lengths to obtain. “Pennsylvania Ave was shut down, with yellow tape holding back scores of onlookers in Lafayette Park. Some of those onlookers smiled and took photos. Others were protesters, shouting something your pooler couldn’t decipher (but thanks to the long lens of a pool photographer, it was possible to make out an anti-drone banner that depicted a drone striking a little family).”
In a later report… Viser went on (and on) about the various things he could do while holding at the Food Court in the Base Exchange. “Pool never spotted POTUS during the golf outing. For the duration, the pool held in the food court at the Base Exchange, which has a GameStop, GMC, as well as a busy barber shop and beauty salon. The BX also features a mall-like kiosk selling a range of different framed pictures, including many of POTUS and FLOTUS, starting at $55. They’re all $10 off, but that doesn’t seem an indication of demand; almost all the pictures for sale were $10 off.”
Finally by dinner time… a slice of news seemed to be of slight importance (or at least interesting) in his final report from Saturday: “The 30-minute motorcade ride was relatively uneventful. But as the motorcade worked its way by the Washington Monument, a police car abruptly cut off a bicyclist who apparently got too close to the motorcade (she seemed unharmed; her nerves did not).”
Lazy take on spring flowers
“I know that I will enjoy the flowers once they are in, but don’t feel like going to buy them and plant them. Want to do it for me?” — GOProud co-founder Jimmy LaSalvia.
Journo wants Bieber out of USA
“I think we can all agree on the need to deport Justin Bieber.” — David Frum blog Editor Justin Green.
“‘This all off the record’ how friends turn on you when you become a reporter.” — National Review‘s Katrina Trinko. To which Politico‘s Ken Vogel remarked, “& it’s usually super lame stuff you’d never cover.”
A nod to print journalism
“As he was leaving WH this morning, he had a print newspaper under his arm, unclear which one. (Yay print)” — CSM’s Linda Feldman in a Sunday morning Pool Report who was of course writing about POTUS.
Politico Playbook Publish Time: 7:43 a.m.
“Drilled my finger yesterday. Got it wrapped in duct tape. Smell funny. That’s a good sign, tho, right?” —Breitbart News Editor John Nolte.
Self-appointed media critic
“From the level of coverage, the press has apparently mistaken Tiger Woods’ dropped ball for a Martian invasion.” — TV political analyst, Yahoo! News columnist Jeff Greenfield.
Convo between Leibovich, Weingarten and an ex-congressman is speaking where?
Convo Between Two journos
NYT‘s Mark Leibovich: Step 1: Arrive desk 2: Spill large coffee over computer, desk, papers 3: Declare self idiot. 4. Clean up, Tweet about it. 5. Repeat step 3
WaPo‘s Gene Weingarten: That would have been a better tweet if step 5 read “Repeat Step two.”
Leibovich: Damn, you’re right…
Kucinich to Oxford
“Love and miss you @michaelrog1. We’ll be in England in June. DKs speaking at Oxford. See you then?” — Elizabeth Kucinich, wife of former Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio).
Peter Ogburn contributed to this report.