Journos learn about French Prez’ problematic private life
“Just in from French presidential press corps: (AP) French president says he’s having problems in his personal life, won’t comment further.” — Julie Pace, White House correspondent for AP.
Seriously: Pundit mentions Chris Christie and ‘menu’ in same sentence
“So as the press is being ushered out of the Cabinet Room photo-op, POTUS starts whistling.
@sarahmcourtney and I can’t place the tune.” — Al Jazeera America White House correspondent Michael Viqueira. (FYI: Sarah Courtney is a White House producer for Fox News.)
Watch out Fox News: David Brock joins Twitter
“Wanted to make sure others aren’t blinded by the right, so finally joined Twitter. Let the fun begin!” — David Brock, founder of Media Matters, hater of Fox News.
Lawmaker met future hubby while clubbing
“Maloney and Florke first met in 1992 while standing in line at a dance club in New York City. It was Maloney’s first day in the Big Apple, where he was apartment hunting.” — CNN’s Political Ticker blog on Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-N.Y.), the second gay member of Congress to legally marry his partner while in office.
Actress Gabourey “Gabby” Sidibe (movie fame: Precious) attended the White House Correspondents’ Dinner and festivities in 2010 and it’s high time someone brought her back because she’s not getting any skinnier. According to Cosmo mag she attended the Golden Globes in this outfit and got made fun of by losers on Twitter. She replied, “To people making mean comments about my GG pics, I mos def cried about it on that private jet on my way to my dream job last night.” Ouch! As some may recall, she was quite rude to guests at a 2010 party. “You’ll get what I give you,” she told a picture-snapping partygoer who complained about her lack of a smile. We need this woman’s mouth in Washington.
Co-founder of GOProud leaves the GOP: ‘Please don’t insult me by calling me a Republican’
“Today, I joined the ranks of unaffiliated voters. I am every bit as conservative as I’ve always been, but I just can’t bring myself to carry the Republican label any longer. You see, I just don’t agree with the big-government ‘conservatives’ who run the party now.” — openly gay organization founder Jimmy LaSalvia. “The other reason I am leaving is the tolerance of bigotry in the GOP. The current leadership lacks the courage to stand up to it – I’m not sure they ever will. … So I changed my voter registration today – ‘No Party.’” On Facebook he added this stinger: “Please don’t insult me by calling me a Republican anymore. Changed my registration today.”