Quotes of the Day
Sequester ruins FOB’s son’s summer plans
“DoD just cancelled a summer intern program my son was going to apply to. #sequester. …And my friend’s son was just told his Capitol Hill internship would now be unpaid.” — Steve Rattner, MSNBC “Morning Joe” Contributor and former head of Obama Auto Task Force.
Journo smells pot outside the office
“Group of couriers congregating outside my office smell strongly of weed. It’s Monday afternoon guys. Save some for the weekend.” — The Times of London‘s Matt Spence.
A Metro rider did what?
“Delays on Red Line b/c a rider threw two suitcases onto the tracks.” — Washington Examiner Transportation Reporter Liz Essley.
Best Washington reaction to a national story
“This reminds me: if you left your penis in the 3rd floor men’s room
@thewatergate this afternoon, pls call Lee Mayer.” — The Atlantic magazine Editor Scott Stossel in reaction to this story in HuffPost Business about an Orlando man who got his penis chopped off at work.
D–king around with JD
“When you put dishes on which you’ve eaten eggs in the dishwasher it makes the lot smell like wet dog when the cycle is done. #newsyoucanuse” — CBS Political Director John Dickerson.
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Thayer admits he’s a “Twitter Virgin”
“I’ve spent a few years as a journo, but am a Twitter virgin. Forgive me in advance #mucked up.” — Freelancer Nate Thayer, who freaked out on The Atlantic when they asked him to write for free and for the great exposure. Follow him, by the way, at
Reporter envisions a Rome where Snoop Lion is Pope
“If the white smoke just keeps pouring out of there, we will know to congratulate Pope Snoop Lion I” — Reuters‘ Sam Youngman.
“Appreciate: readers offering corrections. Don’t appreciate: people being assholes about it.” — Dave Brown, Contributor to Yahoo! Sports‘ Big League Stew.
Congratulations to Jason Roe for…his political consulting firm, REVOLVIS, opening a new San Diego office in the heart of the Gaslamp District, just 2 blocks from City Hall. In addition to San Diego, REVOLVIS has offices in Sacramento, Seattle, and Washington, D.C.
They met in a bar…
In this week’s “Hill Navigator,” Roll Call‘s advice column, they address the topic of finding love across the aisle. In one instance, a woman meets a “handsome man” at a Capitol Hill bar, but later learns he works for a member she hates. The advice? Hey, many of us have worked for horrible people: “I think the term for these kinds of experiences is character building.” Read the full column here.
8 Words We Never Thought We’d See: “The Bachelor is on HuffPost Live right now.”