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Royally depressing?

Prince William giving Kate Middleton the Princess Diana engagement ring seems more depressing than endearing to me. Led to divorce…” — Human Events Senior Editor Emily Miller in a Tuesday tweet.

Radio reporter engages in TSA pat-down humor

“How nice! Just got flowers from TSA officer, thanking me for wonderful pat-down this weekend.” — NPR Host of “Weekend Edition Saturday” Scott Simon in a Wednesday morning tweet.

Roll Call‘s strange-sounding headline

“Incumbent Bean Concedes Illinois House Race”

Politico reporter observes The Atlantic

The Atlantic‘s James Bennet’s voice tone is strikingly similar to his brother’s, Sen. Michael Bennet. #intellectualdrawl” — Politico‘s Dave Catanese in a Wednesday morning tweet.

McClatchy reporter gets hair trim in Cairo

“At the barbershop in Cairo today, realized my last four haircuts have been in four different countries. I need to travel less.” — McClatchy‘s Shashank Bengali in a Facebook update earlier this week.

Journo struggles with gum on roof of mouth

“J. Taylor Rushing is so busy and tired he can’t scrape the gum off the roof of his mouth. And it’s cherry. I HATE cherry” — The Hill‘s Senate scribe J. Taylor Rushing in a Tuesday Facebook update (by far, the absolute best Facebook update we’ve seen in months.)

The Daily Baller mildly fears for his life

“Hot coffee caused a piece of Nicorette to disintegrate in my mouth, so I swallowed it. Will I die?” — The Daily Caller‘s Mike Riggs in a Tuesday tweet.


“Unfortunate @rollcall headline this AM: Rangel Trial Goes Dark. Why not say fades to black?” — Time‘s Jay Newton-Small in a Tuesday tweet.

Author explores female pols and penises

“And yes, let’s get it out of of the way: Penis enlargements do include Pelosi, Palin, Bachman [sic]. Wait until they get body scanned.” — Author Buzz Bissinger in a dizzying array of bodily tweets this morning. He also wrote, “TSA scanner body search policy? We are Americans. Who the fuck wants to look at our naked bodies anyway.”