Comedian resurrects Hitchens
“Dad now in hospice. I told Dad if he sees Chris Hitchens, inform him that women not being funny wasn’t the only thing he was wrong about.” — Comedy writer for TBS’ Conan O’Brien Laurie Kilmartin in a shockingly humorous live tweeting of her father’s death. This is the anti-Scott Simon of NPR, who, as some may recall, live tweeted his mother’s death last year. Laurie’s feed is: @anylaurie16. Sample tweet (probably too much for Washington sensitivities): “Heads up, new followers. After my Dad passes on, I’m going on a dick joke cleanse.”
Roger Stone on House of Cards
“If Frank Underwood is LBJ, Claire Underwood is most definitely Hillary Clinton- ruthless, power-hungry and evil
#HouseOfCardsSeason2” — Republican strategist and blogger Roger Stone.
Why Vegas is perfect pick for GOP in 2016
“@Reince: Not Vegas. Media hostile enuf towards GOP, imagine them hungover & bitter about getting rolled by hooker they assumed was a woman.” — Breitbart News‘ John Nolte.
Journo pet peeves
“I have strong feelings about verbing nouns.” — HuffPost‘s Kate Sheppard.
Speaking of Hillary Clinton…
“@HillaryClinton not doing much to pretend she’s connecting to ‘the so-called millenial generation,’ praises but not doing connection fakery.” — Politico‘s Maggie Haberman.
News on Politico‘s “Women Rule” — “This year, Women Rule will kick off in Washington, D.C. in late March with ‘How Women Run: Power, Perception and Reality,’ an event looking at women in roles ranging from the campaign trail to the Hollywood screen. Events in New York and San Francisco will follow, culminating in a conference at the end of the year in Washington. The focus on mentorship will continue this year with roundtable conversations at each event led by prominent female leaders.”
Second thoughts on Twitter fame
“Sometimes I think I want a lot of Twitter followers. Other times I see how much time @charlescwcooke spends explaining sarcasm.” — American Spectator contributor John Tabin. Charles Cooke writes for National Review.
ANIMAL PROTECTION SERVICES, YOU WATCHING THIS? “Just walked into room and Bill is sleeping on floor and would not move.” — FNC‘s Greta Van Susteren.