Quotes of the Day
“I don’t know where zoftig ends and Dunkin Donuts begins.” — HuffPost and MSNBC’s Howard Fineman on New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie weight loss in reaction to an intro from Touré who used the word “zoftig” to describe the governor even thought the word is supposed to apply to pleasantly plump women. In Yiddish, the word means “juicy.” Fineman continued, “I would bet that he does master it because having the desire to be President is even stronger than the desire to eat donuts. So I think he will do that and it’ll help make him a good story, at least initially.”
Bachmann bails on Congress
“Shorter Michele Bachmann: I’m smart enough. I’m good enough. And doggone it, people like me.” — WaPo‘s Karen Tumulty.
“Just me, or does Michele Bachmann’s music and cadence here channel Delta’s in-flight safety video?” — Daily Caller and The Week‘s Matt Lewis.
“In a rare 6:05AM appearance, @mikeallen joins us to discuss Michele Bachmann.” — Morning Joe.
“How cool would it be if Bachmann could ride out of Congress on a giant eagle?” — Politico‘s Glenn Thrush.
Weiner Police Returns
“I can’t even have a conversation on this set without you all losing it.” — MSNBC “Morning Joe” Co-host Mika Brzezinksi on broaching the topic of ex-Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) running for mayor of New York. Mika turns into the Weiner Police whenever Weiner’s name is on the rise. One thing is clear: Mika is just not that into Weiner.
Ask Judy Today at 1:30 p.m.
“Questions for @JudyWoodruff? She’ll answer during a live chat tomorrow at 1:30 pm ET. #AskJudy” — PBS NewsHour.
Blogger finds girls to be a mystery
“Right. My eldest daugher [sic] graduated summa cum laude, but I don’t understand girls.” — Conservative blogger Robert Stacy McCain.
Producer in search of propane
“So here I am. Racing the clock to get more propane while a partially-cooked red snapper hangs out on the grill awaiting my return.” — FBDC and Bill Press’ Producer Peter Ogburn.
Who could it be?
“Overheard: ‘I’m writing a story…what they they called … the little ones…’ ‘Blog post?’ ‘Blog post!’ — Politico lobbying and campaign finance reporter Byron Tau.
TV correspondent gets weight-conscious
“My German childhood nickname translates to ‘FAT.’ Sso when a co-worker asked ‘what do you weigh… 190?’ you can understand my angst.” — ABC7’s Stephen Tschida.
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Reporter enthralled with Ben Franklin doc
“I am in nerd heaven watching the Ben Franklin documentary on @History narrated by David McCullough.” – Pittsburgh-Tribune Political Reporter Salena Zito,
Politico Playbook Publish Time: 8:50 a.m.
Impatient journo alert
“There should really be some sort of aptitude test before people are allowed to use the self checkout lane at the grocery store. #impatient.” — Denver-based CNN reporter Jim Spellman.
“I stayed up way too late last night. This is going to be a long damn day.” — Jazz Shaw, weekend editor at Hot Air.
“I’m torn over the use of the word “thrice.” Feels stuffy/old world to me, but concise. #writing” — NYT‘s Visual Op-ed Columnist Charles Blow.