BOLD QUOTE OF THE DAY: “Let’s be clear. George Zimmerman‘s only claim to fame was killing an unarmed young man named Trayvon Martin. But killing someone does not make you a celebrity. Or it shouldn’t. And this point is particularly important today because today is Trayvon Martin’s birthday. He would’ve turned 19-years-old today.” — Rev. Al Sharpton on his MSNBC program “Politics Nation” Wednesday night.
AND THIS: “I’ll vote for him. I think there should be more women in Congress.” — E!’s Chelsea Handler on Clay Aiken running for Congress in North Carolina.
Oops….from HuffPost PR
“Actor Tom Sizemore joined HuffPost Live exclusively today to set the record straight about a rumored voice-recording implying that he had arranged an affair between his ex-girlfriend Elizabeth Hurley and former President Bill Clinton. In the interview, Sizemore and his manager Charles Lago recanted the claims, citing past drug abuse as the reason for his allegations.” Watch here. On the alleged affair between then-President Clinton and Liz Hurley… Sizemore: “No, [the allegations are] not true. I was never at the White House and I never met Bill Clinton…I’m not denying that I said these things. I don’t remember saying these things. It’s an old video tape and they’re the rantings of a guy, and it’s been well-chronicled, that had a real severe drug problem.”
Conversation Between Two Journalists: Hot for Clay Aiken
Elise Foley and Amanda Terkel work for HuffPost.
Elise Foley: Idea: Achin’ for Aiken PAC
Amanda Terkel: Aiken 4 U PAC?
Lawmaker psyched the press is ignoring him
“Overheard, Frank Lucas as he headed into House chamber — ‘the best part is, the press ignore me now’ #farmbill” — Politico‘s Seung Min Kim.
You’ve been warned
“Thrilled w/ all my new followers. But you guys may be a little sad when this is over & all I tweet about is Chicago crime & Real Housewives.” — Stacy St. Clair, the Chicago Tribune reporter in Sochi who was told not to use the hotel water to wash her face. Previously she added, “#Sochi is more than unfortunately colored tap water. In fact, it’s stunning in some spots,” and included this photograph. Toxic water that could burn your face off or not, it’s hard to not want to be there too.
Only in Washington…
“[Cops] say man being charged after doing a doughnut with car on grounds of Swedish embassy in DC. Secret Service chased car to 33rd and M.” — Peter Hermann, crime reporter for The Washington Post.