Quotes of the Day
Rome unveils a new Pope
“CNBC seems unprepared for #pope coverage. They don’t have anyone translating what he’s saying.” — WSJ‘s Victoria McGrane.
“Remember when we were all watching the chimney and waiting for the reveal of the new pope? #nostaliga” — Politico‘s David Chalian.
“So, another Pope who thinks contraceptives are evil. Good luck with that.” — Blogger and pundit Craig Crawford.
“How did the Pope name himself so fast? Do all cardinals have a papal name short list ready?” — TNR‘s Julia Ioffe.
“The House Science subcommittee hearing on energy subsidies has now been delayed for 45 minutes. I blame the Vatican.” — SNL Energy power and policy reporter Corbin Hiar.
“For the record, I yelled ‘POPE SMOKE’ in my newsroom < 1 minute before we saw the smoke. So, yeah, I’ve got some powers. — NJ‘s Elahe Izadi.
“With the pope jokes winding down, Twitter will return to its bread and butter of poop jokes.” Yahoo! Sports Big League Stew Contributor Dave Brown.
Steak: It’s what’s for dinner at midnight
“It’s absolutely silly to grill steaks at midnight, said no smart person ever.” — The Daily Caller‘s soon to be Daily Mail‘s David Martosko. (Except maybe a cardiologist?)
Reporter hopes Kissinger yells at her
“So, last time I spoke to Henry Kissinger he yelled at me. Fingers crossed tonight will be two for two #dreams.” — Roll Call‘s Neda Semnani who had an encounter with him at the Nixon Centennial a few months back.
The Atlantic‘s Molly Ball: “I hope everyone appreciates the greatness of @sarahlyall. Everything she writes is fantastic.”
NYT‘s London-based correspondent Sarah Lyall: “What an extremely nice thing to say! Thank you.”
Politico Playbook Publish Time: 7:23 a.m.
Erick Erickson trash talks MSNBC
“MSNBC shocked the new Pope is Catholic.” — FNC Contributor and RedState Editor Erick Erickson.
Quote Taken Way Out of Context
“Everything is terrible.” — BuzzFeed‘s Rebecca Berg.
Important Q to Ponder: Can we ever get enough of Marty Rudolph? The Marty Craze Continues
On Wednesday afternoon New York magazine’s Stefan Becket interviewed the “cult sensation” and otherwise elusive Marty Rudolph, a daily entity in the lives of many Washington and New York journalists as well as celebs. A snippet of the story:
“Until recently, Marty never suspected that the reporters he spends so much time interacting with would eventually turn the tables and be just as interested in him. When asked his thoughts about the recent Fishbowl article, he said, ‘I was surprised and flattered that I received so much attention for just doing something I really love — never expecting to be written about or getting the great feedback that resulted from the article.'”
Peter Ogburn contributed to this report.