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Midnight Mirror: WHCD Edition

Betsy Rothstein Gossip blogger
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In order of importance: Yoga, Barre Class, Guitar Lesson, Tammy Haddad

“Celebrating #whcd Saturday the right way: yoga, barre, guitar lesson.” — The Hill’s White House Correspondent Amie Parnes, who somehow skipped Haddad’s infamous garden brunch Saturday afternoon.

WHCD Party Review: Not Good 

“AP party is sad and ugly.” — Daily Caller‘s Patrick Howley, who waltzed into a myriad of parties at the Washington Hilton tonight.

ANONYMOUS: “I want David Corn’s life. he always has the best dates and he doesn’t have to have sex with them.” — Anonymous journalist to The Mirror at The Atlantic/CBS pre-party at the Washington Hilton. Mother Jones D.C. Bureau Chief David Corn‘s date was Fred Armisen, bandleader for Late Night with Seth Meyers.


Mystery of the night: The Daily Banter‘s Tommy Christopher attended the White House Correspondents’ Dinner tonight. But with whom? Mums the word. He wouldn’t say. He said he couldn’t say. Pictured above is Christopher (right) along with his new BFF Vince Coglianese, executive editor of The Daily Caller.

And now for the gayest party of the weekend 

“Quite possibly @FiolaMareDC hosted the hottest and gayest #WHCA party of the #nerdprom weekend. Thanks Dom Perignon. #whoneedssleep” — Carol Joynt, Washingtonian editor-at-large.

Hmmm interesting…

“This new @Snapchat is ruining my lyfe.” — U.S. News & World Report‘s Dave Catanese.

Anal sex, campaigns and Rick Santorum 

“Remember: If you’re doing anal sex right… there is no santorum. Do presidential elections right and there shouldn’t be any Santorum.” — Syndicated sex advice columnist Dan Savage.

Sex Reporter Extraordinaire  

“I’m in a park researching people having sex in parks & there are so many kids here that part of me thinks people shouldn’t have sex in parks.” — Ben Dreyfuss, engagement editor, Mother Jones.

Dumbest Tweet of the Week  

“Saturdays blow without @CharlesMBlow @NYTimes” — National Journal‘s national correspondent and serial tweeter Ron Fournier.

Mark Knoller Goes To War With D.C. Parking Meters 

“DC parking meters charge a quarter for 7½ mins (not to mention the dimes my meter ate today with no time extension).” — CBS White House radio reporter Mark Knoller.

Heads Up D.C. Reporters

“#WHCD2014 fun fact: the Metro stop nearest the Washington Hilton is at DuPont Circle. Hoping certain reporters will take the train tonight.” — House of CardsFrank Underwood.

Who Are These People? 

“I don’t know who most of the celebrities in your celebrity photos are.” — Politico‘s Byron Tau.

“‘You look familiar.’ ‘Oh! Well I’m Evan–‘ ‘hmmm well there are a million motherfuckers at these things…’ #WHCDWeekend” — BuzzFeed‘s Evan McMorris-Santoro.

What could make “James” straight? 

“‘Quote of the night: “Between @Lupita_Nyongo and #RobinWrightPenn I think I’m straight’- Dan Bucatinski who plays James on @ScandalABC” — Cosmopolitan Mag’s Editor-in-Chief Joanna Coles. Actor Dan Bucatinksi‘s character was “James” on Scandal. He was recently killed off the show.

Ex-White House aide gets his life threatened 


Getting cozy: “This afternoon, ABC’s @jonkarl and @PressSec battled over Benghazi. They were at the same New Yorker party tonight.” — Jonathan Easley, health editor, The Morning Consult.


 Scandal and Veep have an affair 

“Look who’s hanging out! #whcinsider danbucatinsky @jscandalp veephbo” — Veep‘s Julia Louis-Dreyfus.