Quotes of the Day
Bachelor Fallout: “My wife just asked me if I’m ‘here for the right reasons.’ The Bachelor is now starting to affect my marriage.” — NBC TODAY Show host and MSNBC “Morning Joe’s” Willie Geist.
Editor has ties to the interloper
“Worked with @TimRosaforte back in the day. Who knew he would become ace White House reporter, scooping on pres golf with WH press shutout.” — NYT‘s Carl Hulse on the writer who scooped and pissed off some members of the White House press corps. this weekend as President Obama went to Florida to golf with Tiger Woods.
Tough choice: Eating cheesecake Vs. urinating
“I would give up cheesecake for life if it meant I never had to pee again.” — Laura Donovan, Associate Culture Editor at PolicyMic and formerly of The Daily Caller.
Deep Thoughts With AP’s Lederman
“I’ve never understood what is so “fun” about the smallest possible size of candy.” — White House reporter Josh Lederman.
Journo says good riddance to Alec Baldwin
“I am so glad 30 Rock is over. Learning that Alec Baldwin is a huge racist would’ve ruined it otherwise.” — Reason magazine’s Mike Riggs.
Russert serves as decoy for athlete
“Perkins signed my ball, then bought me a coke at the bar and used me as an excuse to discontinue convos w women for an hour.” — NBC’s Luke Russert who attended an all-star game and met retired pro-basketball player Sam Perkins. And this reference to his father, Tim Russert: “Pictures of athletes my dad kept in his office: Yogi Berra, Luke Easter, Cookie Gilchrist and Michael Jordan.”
White House scribe feels little sympathy for Jackson Jr.
“Hard to feel sorry for Jesse Jr and his $43k Rolex, King of Pop cape and mink stole. Feel sorry for the hard working constituents he screwed.” — Politico‘s Glenn Thrush.
Journo Hate Mail
“Jamie Weinstein you are the biggest douche-nozzle of your generation. Nicely done creep.” — “mitteatsdicks” — RT by The Daily Caller‘s Jamie Weinstein, who appeared on the HBO’s “Real Time With Bill Maher” panel Friday night.
Politico Playbook Publish Time: 6:55 a.m.
Political, Full House Dreaming…“Last night’s dreams: I had a pug that could talk; my CIA (spy not food) dorm room was broken into, laptop stolen; John Stamos was my brother.” — Carol Blymire, a writer in Takoma Park, Md.
Floridian website crashes
“The website has crashed at the Floridian, where Obama is staying this weekend. POTUS visits tend do that.” — HuffPost‘s Christina Wilkie with accompanying picture.
GASP! A BuzzFeed detractor
“This is what young members of the ruling class do these days: dumb down politics even more.” — Dan Kennedy, Media Nation blogger and journalism instructor at Northeastern University.
Howard Kurtz’ take on what same-sex couples should be called in news stories? Same-sex news judgment…“What Should News Outlets Call Couples In Same Sex Marriages? I’d say, whatever they want.” — CNN and Newsweek-The Daily Beast‘s Howard Kurtz, linking to this story on The Daily Download, where he sits on the board.
Speaking of Howie…Politico‘s Ben White cracks on him for linking to a story by his partner in Daily Download crime, Lauren Ashburn, with the headline: “Michelle Obama Stranded by Her Man as Barack Goes on a Golfing Weekend”
“Hard news Howie,” quips White.
Gossip writer tests out aroma at strip mall
“The aroma surrounding this strip mall is equal parts roasting, cumin-rubbed chicken and slow simmering msg #suburbia.” — Roll Call “HOH” writer Warren Rojas.
Some d–k jokes never get old
“Wow. It looks like I’ll be at 7k+ followers soon. And they say size doesn’t matter…. :)” — GOProud co-founder Jimmy LaSalvia.
Peter Ogburn and Eddie Scarry contributed to this report.