Quotes of the Day
Convo Between Two Journos: BFF’s discuss Adele, Chris Brown, Rihanna
NBC’s Luke Russert: “Loved how Adele didn’t even acknowledge Chris Brown before her hug to Rihanna. #Grammys”
Politico‘s Jake Sherman: “Good. Guy is scum.”
Female journos outraged over Fun’s capris pants
“So, man capris are not ok. We need a national conversation about that, for Fun.” — HuffPost‘s Elise Foley.
“After tonight, we shan’t speak of this again.” — NBC White House Producer Shawna Thomas.
NPR correspondent’s daughter succumbs to Justin Bieber
“For the first time ever, Kayleigh uttered the name Justin Bieber tonight. I pray it is the last we hear of him.” — NPR’s Andy Carvin.
Dating a woman from BuzzFeed means…
“My boyfriend who is not on Twitter: ‘Please don’t send a tweet to all your friends about this conversation.’ #doesthiscount#hellneverknow.” — BuzzFeed Publicist Ashley McCollum.
Politico Playbook publish time: 7:53 a.m.
Guiding Sophia’s Light
“The reason we don’t stay committed today and love forever is because we analyze, think 2 much, & give up 2 quickly. #LostValentine” — theGrio and Essence’ Sophia Nelson.
Weekend party hazards
“When white girls go ‘WOOOO!’ and throw up hands it’s a eye hazard for tall bamas like me. #giantproblems #ouch” —BuzzFeed Washington Bureau Chief John Stanton.
Hooked on ‘Homeland’: NBC’s David Gregory
“Only Homeland has given me as many headaches as the Wire from watching episode after episode without a break. ‘You feel me?'” — NBC “MTP” Host David Gregory.
Editor encounters enigma of city living
“Randomly oracular statements from lightly medicated schizophrenics u pass on street is one of the curious elements of urban life.” — TPM founder Josh Marshall.
Unnecessary Tweet of the Day
“Started Cycle with @cyclemeter at 3:30 PM, on a new route, see cyclemeter.com/74b1bad6b8971c…
Why Gov. Christie’s heft is a plus (no pun intended)…
Christie’s girth has “baked-in” benefit
“In Christie’s case, there is a sort of “everyman” quality that we subliminally associate with hefty guys. From Chris Farley to Kevin James to Jonah Hill, we often find fat fellas to be funny, likeable, non-threatening — and probably more trustworthy. Christie’s girth hurts him in many ways — but it also has this baked-in benefit.” — Just one of a few play on words in a column by Matt Lewis for The Week on why Gov. Chris Christie’s waistline will be a large problem for him should he run for Prez in 2016. Read the story here.
Peter Ogburn contributed to this report.