HEALTHY AND DELICIOUS: “Some people call it dinner, I call it my nightly FEAST” — WUSA9’s Social Media Editor Simon Landau.
A public mourning: NPR correspondent tweets mom’s death to the end
“The heavens over Chicago have opened and Patricia Lyons Simon Newman has stepped onstage.” — NPR’s Scott Simon at the conclusion of a weekend of near constant tweets chronicling his mother’s death. “She will make the face of heaven shine so fine that all the world will be in love with night.”
Affectionate: CNN’s Jake Tapper: “Deepest condolences and warmest hugs from the Tappers.”
Non-denominational religious: CBS’s John Dickerson: “Bless her and you Scott.”
Biblical Shakespeare? Commentary‘s John Podhoretz: “A love that surpasseth all, @nprscottsimon. May God comfort you.”
New Age-y: NPR’s Michele Norris: “Big universe of ppl sitting at computer keyboards or staring at hand held devices who are raising hands for you and your mum.”
Going national: “Sending our condolences to @nprscottsimon and his family this morning.” — NBC TODAY Show.
And last but not least, the cliché response: “She’ll always be alive in you, Scott.” — National Journal‘s Ron Fournier, on book leave but took time to tweet something deep and profound to Simon.
ICYMI: We had thoughts on the whole tweeting your mother’s death phenomenon Monday.
The Media Observer
“What could be more appropriate–Eliot Spitzer on Hardball. He and Chris Matthews both pompous assholes.” — GOP political consultant and blogger Roger Stone.
Meghan McCain has serious doubts in headline writers
“I think I could cure cancer and the headline would be: ‘Meghan McCain, voluptuous, really curvy, not skinny, maybe fat woman cures cancer.'” — The Daily Beast and “Raising McCain’s” Meghan McCain.
Karl Frisch: Still not smoking!
“8 Weeks #SmokeFree! Will be two full calendar months on August 3.” — Syndicated columnist and Bullfight Strategies’ Karl Frisch.
Reporter impersonates Stuart Smalley
“I look good today.” — Washington Examiner‘s Justin Green.
Politico Playbook Publish Time: 8:09 a.m.
A female journo’s dating woes
“If you go on a terrible date and the other person laments his inability to find a girl, do you have a right to tell him he’s the problem?” — The Hill‘s Alexandra Jaffe.
Speaking of dating woes…
“Joe just threw his wedding ring across the room because he’s so upset about Brooks and Des. #Bachelorette” — Dr. Jill Biden parody account.