Morning Chatter

Quotes of the Day

“I think we have enough beer. Maybe not?”Politico‘s Ginger Gibson.

“The logo has since been changed. Too bad the candidate can’t be changed.” — MSNBC “Hardball” host Chris Matthews on ex-Rep. Anthony Weiner’s skyline screwup on his campaign website.

Boss sends reporter directions to his office

“Boss sent me an invite on Google calendar. Invite helpfully offers me directions to his office, up 4 floors. Thanks, Google.” — National Journal “The Hotline’s” Editor-in-Chief Reid Wilson.

It is what it is…is what it is

“Phrase that should be banned: “It is what it is.” — WaPo‘s Ben Pershing, who linked to this story in WaPo in which Weiner employed the phrase in reaction to women who may come forward with more pictures.

JMart gets new handle  

“Thanks for all the love, folks. Means a lot. New handle: @jmartNYT” — Politico‘s Jonathan Martin, who, as previously reported, landed a new gig at the NYT. We do hope he’ll still be the go-to Twitter guide for 13-year-old girls.

Bad job interview memories…

“Had the most humiliating job interview of my life at ESPN. Good times.” — Mother Jones‘ Nick Baumann.

Convo Between Two Journos

NYT‘s Michael Barbaro: Weiner on Politico today: ““Actual people don’t read that”

Politico‘s Glenn Thrush: “Guess we under-covered his long list of legislative accomplishments.”

IRS Press Office is crap

“I love how all this Lerner stuff is coming from other sources, not the IRS’ utterly unhelpful press office.” — Politico‘s Byron Tau.

Editor has advice for politicians 

“#Protip for pols trying to avoid making news with an answer to a tough question. Start with ‘my position has always been…'” — BuzzFeed Political Editor McKay Coppins.

More Morning Chatter…


Journo Love

“Happy Birthday and #ff to @kasie – part of the team keeping @NBCNews smart on the Hill!” — Betsy Fischer Martin, executive vp of NBC’s “MTP” referring to Kasie Hunt.

TGI Fridays has worse problem than rubbing alcohol

“TGI Fridays serves a drink of ‘SKYY Vodka, cranberry, pineapple, fresh-squeezed lime, cotton candy.’ Rubbing alcohol may be an improvement” — The Hill‘s Sam Baker. The restaurant is reportedly in hot water for selling caramel-colored rubbing alcohol as scotch.

Outraged reporter 

“#WMATA you suck for closing the doors so ruthlessly that you separated a disabled man FROM HIS SERVICE DOG. WTF?!? Cc: @unsuckdcmetro” — Yahoo! News’ Olivier Knox.

Eddie Scarry contributed to this report.