Quote of the Day:
“Man, even Bibi is on Harry Reid’s campaign payroll.”
— BuzzFeed Washington Editor John Stanton.
The Fashion Critic
“Dig that Israeli blue tie.” — Defense One Executive Editor Kevin Baron.
The big White House reaction…
“Senior admin official on Netanyahu: ‘Literally, not one new idea; not one single concrete alternative; all rhetoric, no action.'” — CNN’s Jim Acosta.
And liberal CNN contributor Sally Kohn: “To everyone cooing about how Netanyahu is ‘what leadership looks like’ — I thought leadership was preventing war, not cheering it on.”
Tensions mount during Bibi Speech
Beinart is a contributing editor at The Atlantic/National Journal; Pollak is an editor at Brietbart News.
A plug for Game of Thrones!
“GAME OF THRONES BINGOOO.” — Politico media writer Hadas Gold.
What Netanyahu said: Netanyahu: “In this deadly game of thrones, there’s no place for the United States and Israel.”
Sam Stein mocks the speech
“I had cornflakes for breakfast [APPLAUSE]. They were delicious [APPLAUSE]. And I’m full as of now [STANDING APPLAUSE].” — HuffPost White House correspondent Sam Stein.
“It looks like Steny Hoyer is taking notes during @netanyahu‘s speech.” — Rebecca Shabad, reporter, The Hill.
CNN Dana Bash on the speech: “It’s pretty extraordinary. But actually a lot of dems told me they’d be there clap and stand to be polite. Not happy w speech.”
Oh, that Hillary Clinton email scandal?
“The HRC email mess at State is a fiasco. Profoundly dumb move on her part & her aides. Confirms worst assumptions about her.” — Mother Jones D.C. Bureau Chief David Corn.
Two thumbs up
“Cool Bibi line, sounds like a movie: ‘The enemy of your enemy is your enemy.'” — ThinkProgress editor-in-chief Judd Legum.
An important Q to ponder: “Does he always time these speeches for Purim? If he came earlier would he find a way to tie-in Tu B’shvat?” — The Atlantic/National Journal contributing editor Peter Beinart.
Journo thanks Bourbon Steak for french fries
“Thank you chef [Four Seasons Washington] for the plate of fries at bourbon steak last night- much appreciated!” — Stephanie Green, screenwriter, journalist.
A plug for C-SPAN
“C-SPAN shots of stone-faced Democrats are excellent.” — National Journal editor Ben Pershing.
Congrats to… ABC News Jeff Zeleny on his move to CNN