Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers


As we move into Thanksgiving, it appears journos around town are getting into some weird pre-Holiday partying (at least weirder sounding than usual). They’re also growing more unruly and irritable by the moment as they prepare for their potential TSA pat-downs. Please, editors, give your scribes a few days off — or else.

Bristol’s way with words

“Winning this would be like a big middle finger to all the people that hate me and my mom.” — Bristol Palin on the finale of “Dancing With the Stars.” She came in third place. Big Middle finger is such a great phrase — so much for being the teen spokeswoman for abstinence.

Lovely Thanksgiving wishes from WSJ

“Anyone who Tweets their Thanksgiving Dinner will be punched in the face by the Ghost of Norman Rockwell.” — WSJ Sports Writer Jason Gay in a Tuesday tweet.

Escalator ignorance

“What I get for taking metro beyond DC city limits. People don’t know how to stand on the effing escalator.” — The Daily Caller‘s Chris Moody in a Tuesday tweet.

Reporter on call at airport

“At Dulles tonight, no opt-outs that I saw, no disgruntled passengers and no reporters on hand watching for either.” — WaPo‘s Ben Pershing in a Tuesday tweet.

Painful TSA pat-down humor

“TSA: Can’t see London. Can’t see France. Unless we see your underpants.” — and CNN Contributor Erik Erickson in a Tuesday tweet. He has managed to reach an all new low of TSA pat-down humor.

Note to readers: Grandma needs to kick Jacobs out of her home — immediately. No turkey. No stuffing. No pumpkin pie. Jacobs has officially taken the “thanks” out of Thanksgiving.

Poor Grandma

“I’m trying to watch my TV and my grandma is just sitting around making old people noises what the fuck.” — The Daily Caller intern Alec Jacobs in a Tuesday tweet. Poor Grandma  Part II: “Grandma, Betty White is older than you and she doesn’t feel the need to make all these moaning/grunting noises.”

Weigel congratulates his successor

“Jennifer Rubin is definitely a good hire for WaPo. Undervalued asset for YEARS.” — Slate‘s Dave Weigel in a Tuesday tweet regarding the woman that WaPo has chosen to replace him more than five months later.