Good Morning FishbowlDC Readers


“…Choosing a tie like that — one that’s impossible to ignore — when you’re resigning just suggests one thing: maybe you actually enjoy all this attention. Which means you really are an a–hole, after all.” — Esquire‘s Kurt Soller in a Thursday afternoon Style blog post.

SOUP or SLOP? Thursday’s disgusting-looking Senate Soup of the Day brought to us by The Takeaway’s Capitol Hill radio correspondent Todd Zwillich.

The Weiner scandal goes Dutch

“You can hear ‘gehackt’ as well, meaning hacked.” — A FishbowlDC reader from the Netherlands discussing a Dutch broadcast of the Weiner story in which the understandable words were few and far between. Others included “boxer shorts” and “Weiner” and “Clinton.”

A scribe’s tabloid dream

“I wish Weiner would drive a white Bronco to the press conference.” — TWT op-ed writer Emily Miller in a Thursday tweet.


“Weiner’s presser @ Quentin and E. 10th St… Right near where my cousin used to buy pot.” — Politico White House scribe Glenn Thrush in a Thursday tweet.

Journo Love

“Big congrats to @NorahODonnell, she’ll be only woman to have ‘chief’ in front of WH corr for a major network!” — RealClearPolitics‘ Erin McPike in a Thursday tweet after learning that O’Donnell will the Chief White House Correspondent for CBS News.

Breitbart emotes in Weiner aftermath

“I do feel vindicated on this. …Do I feel sorry for him? Yes. … How can you not feel for a person who has fallen from the highest of the highs in politics to the lowest of the low.” — BigGovernment‘s Andrew Breitbart on CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight last night. Breitbart gave CNN’s Dana Bash and Ted Barret a major shout-out for uncovering the truth about the Weiner story.

And now, a professional opinion on this mess…

“From the beginning, I’d been hoping that he would put his personal life ahead of his career. ” — Dr. Drew Pinsky on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight” last night.

Blitzer assesses political sex scandals

“This is an equal opportunity kind of stupidity. Both parties are guilty of these kinds of scandals.” — CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on “Piers Morgan Tonight” last night.

NJ reporter suffers from Weiner fatigue

“#Weiner called Pelosi and Israel as they attended White House picnic thrown for members of Congress. No hot dog jokes, pls.” — NJ Congressional Reporter Major Garrett in a Thursday tweet.

Is there such a thing as a Weiner snow day?

“If it’s going to be another Weiner day, does that mean the rest of us can chill and watch the Open?” — The Hill‘s White House Correspondent Sam Youngman in a Thursday tweet.


“Biggest loser in #WeinerGate has to be Cenk Uygur of @TheYoungTurks. He’s wildly unpopular, even inside MSNBC, & now a new host is available.” — Conservative writer and radio host Derek Hunter in a Thursday tweet.

The Critic

“I’m not sure how Fox & Friends can say Anthony Weiner’s seat “may lead to a special election.” It will have to. There isn’t any gray area.” — NJ “The Hotline’s” Chris Peleo-Lazar in a Friday morning tweet.

Necessary Tweet of the Day

“Dear grown ass man @ urinal next to me. In the future don’t pull your pants down. That’s [why] the baby jesus made zippers.” — Roll Call‘s John Stanton in a tweet from earlier this week.