Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers


Happy Belated Birthday to…

It’s a tiny bit late, but here’s a a birthday shout-out to Politico CLICK writer and ex-FishbowlDC Editor extraordinaire Patrick Gavin. We hope he had a pleasant birthday Thursday. We’re sure he’d prefer cash, booze, a nice button-down or a day off the pressure of Winning the Morning, but as a present we’re offering readers a chance to click (get it?) to his early morning story about C-SPAN footage showing up in a movie that won an Oscar. Nerdy, indeed. We also know he loves cats, and MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough particularly loves that he loves cats, so that explains the above.

Politics Daily‘s Cannon’s Farewell Morning Note

Executive Carl Cannon, who’s moving to RealClearPolitics in the wake of the HuffPost-AOL merger, writes his final somewhat emotional email message to readers today. We wish him well and will miss his morning messages. Editor-in-Chief Melinda Henneberger will take over his duties for now. “Today, I’d like to make another brief point: This my last morning note for Politics Daily. I am moving on; next week I’ll be at Real Clear Politics. I’ve loved our early morning conversationsand that’s what they were. Many of you have written back these past two years, some to point out typos, many to comment on the Politics Daily stories I touted, others to add a bit of knowledge to my brief homily. Thank you, and thanks for reading PD. It has been a terrific little online newspaper, if I say so myself, a product of Melinda Henneberger’s vision and the dedication of a talented group of writers and editors who are as dedicated and decent as any I have ever met. Melinda will now start sending this note.”

Fineman on fire

The recent Q & A Cafe between Host Carol Joynt and HuffPost‘s Howard Fineman airs tonight at 8 p.m. on DC Cable’s Channel 16. Joynt offers a preview: “More than half the conversation focuses on modern media, the AOL purchase of Huffington Post, Howard’s decision to leave, in his words, “the burning building,” that was Newsweek, the fun he has exploiting the social networks in the sport of covering politics and that, yes, there are increasing numbers of people at HuffPost who actually get paid.”


In case you missed it this week, The Hill‘s Christina Wilkie noted that the March 9 U.S. Capitol Historical Society’s has disinvited the media to its reception for new members. This is the first time the Society has ever done such a heinous thing. They were on orders from Speaker Boehner’s office. Ouch. Memo to Boehner: Why do you hate us so much? Read here.

A Sheen fix

“Face it folks, you just feel better when you say it. #Winning” — Actor Charlie Sheen in the past 24 hours.

Politico reporter detests kids

“Damn. This season of the Wire is about kids and schools? Damn kids.” — Politico‘s Byron Tau in a Thursday tweet. Tau is Politico Ben Smith’s assistant. He explains further, “I just don’t like when they act. It’s unbearable watching children on TV or in movies.” He links here.