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On the Couch: Publicist Wendy Gordon at a recent 80s party.

Scribe smells trouble

“C-PAC on one side of the hotel, steel workers union on the other. I see a midwestern white guy gang fight comin on.” — Roll Call‘s John Stanton in a Thursday morning tweet.

Gossip Girl gets dressed

“I think I have finally perfected the art of getting black tie ready in the office bathroom.” — Roll Call‘s Ali McSherry in a Wednesday night tweet regarding the Congressional Dinner.

Brazile’s two cents on media

“GOP’s Playbook: If the media doesn’t go alone, whine and always blame them for having a liberal bias. That’s my 2 cents. What do you think?” — CNN Contributor and liberal pundit Donna Brazile in a Thursday morning tweet.

Only in Washington, D.C. …

“#wpcf food working its way through system… may need Congress to pass a non-binding resolution, if you know what I mean” — C-SPAN Communications Director Howard Mortman in a Wednesday night tweet. To the right is the actual meal, a photograph taken by FBDC’s Matt Dornic.

“At press dinner in dc sen coons is speaker. Not sure they’re supposed to be this funny or close to the bone, but enjoying it.” — TPM‘s Josh Marshall in a Wednesday night tweet.

“He has never once used the word “literally” literally.” — ABC News’s Jake Tapper in a speech at Wednesday night’s press dinner at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. He was referencing V.P. Joe Biden. But the zinger for Tapper came when Sen. Chris Coons (R-Del.) remarked that tonight “was not the first time @jaketapper was the second choice for a job offered to Christiane Amanpour.”

Journos partake in shirtless congressman jokes

“Political lesson: Put your shirtless pics in Playgirl, not Craigslist. #scottbrown2012” — Slate‘s Dave Weigel in a Wednesday tweet on Rep. Chris Lee‘s (R-N.Y.) resignation Wednesday. An item about him sending a woman a shirtless picture of himself on Craigslist appeared on Gawker earlier that day just hours before his resignation.

“Back story on Chris Lee is gonna be juicy. Lots of reporters were chasing it this fall. None of us could break it.” — WSJ‘s Jonathan Weisman in one of the more serious Wednesday tweets on this subject.

“Congressman Lee and I have a lot in common. I am also a very fit fun classy guy. Live in Cap Hill area. 6ft 190lbs blond/blue.” — The mysterious @DCJourno in a Wednesday tweet.

“All along I was wondering how it was that Rep. Lee had become the mayor of the Mayflower on 4square.” — Washington Examiner‘s J.P. Freire in a Wednesday tweet.


“Having dinner in NYC with @Contessabrewer” — Fox 5 anchor Matt Ackland in a Wednesday night tweet.

Finland declaration

The Sauna Society President attends last night’s Congressional Dinner. That would be Finland Embassy spokesman Kari Mokko, who declared, “There should always be someone from Finland at every event.”

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