Quote of the Day:
“It must have been rough in the days before Twitter to not know how many people thought you were a stupid piece of garbage.”
— HuffPost reporter Elise Foley.
The media is already gunning for Biden
“Good bet that Biden wants to our be president, just isn’t up for running for president. Nothing wrong with that.” — Adam Nagourney, NYT.
“Looks like Joe Biden’s appearance on Colbert tonight is going to be extraordinary.” — Politico‘s Roger Simon.
“Joe Biden on Stephen Colbert was Joe Biden at his best.” — WaPo‘s Chris Cillizza. Also this: “The amazing honesty of Joe Biden.”
“I think Biden made Twitter cry tonight.” — Joanne Kenen, health editor, Politico.
“Joe Biden is the exact opposite of Donald Trump, and it’s refreshing.” — HuffPost‘s senior politics editor Paige Lavender.
“Just saw the transcript of Biden on Colbert and wow — it’s hard not to cry reading it, let alone watching tonight.” — Benjy Sarlin, MSNBC.
“Emotional Biden on Beau: ‘I was a hell of a success. My son was better than me.’ No one has to tell this guy about authenticity.” — FNC’s Howard Kurtz.
“@VP Biden is a good, decent man. I just don’t get the premise that he’d somehow run untouched by the right. Guaranteed they will slam him.” — Peter Daou, former advisor to Hillary Clinton and John Kerry.
Here’s a unique interview pitch…
BuzzFeed editor asks Taylor Swift to play at his wedding
“@taylorswift13 hi tay so i have a favor to ask. will you play my wedding? my fiancee loves your music and we’re pretty cool people too. thx” — John Passantino, deputy news director, BuzzFeed.
FIRST TWEET: Donald Trump
To Chris Cuomo With Love From The Trump Campaign
Dripping sarcasm is…
“My lazy, overpaid public-school teacher wife just got home after a 14-hour day….” — Ron Charles, WaPo Book World editor.
“Al Michaels’ hair makes @realDonaldTrump’s look nice and natural. What paint store did Al buy that dye at?” — CNN contributor Paul Begala, an advisor to a pro-Hillary super PAC.
Of course Chris Hayes uses the word ‘mirthful’
“In this interview I try to ask @alfranken a mirthful question at the end, and he wasn’t having it. #inners.” — MSNBC host Chris Hayes.
Something we really must ask ourselves…
“Has anyone from The Bachelor ever turned the attention into lasting fame? Like have any of them crossed over & become actors or whatever? They aren’t paid very much to go on the Bachelor, presumably. I don’t understand why they do it. It’s just for like 15 minutes in People?” — Mother Jones‘ Ben Dreyfuss.
On Jeb Bush’s low energy…
“Signing photos of himself after event, Bush called older images of him his “low energy” self. Shots of slimmer face his “high energy” look.” — WaPo‘s Ed O’Keefe.
After Bill Clinton tweets about ‘naenae’ this happens…
“OH in the @CNNPolitics newsroom: what is the proper style for NaeNae?” — Tal Kopan, CNN political reporter. Clinton’s tweet: “Watching @TheEllenShow. @HillaryClinton looks good w her Whip skills, but needs work w her NaeNae. May require more lessons @official_tWitch.”
“Wtf Ben Carson is an ok Doctor??? He separated Siamese twins for crying out loud.” — The Blonde Monster.
Boyle roasts in the sun at Trump-Cruz rally
IN HIS ELEMENT: Breitbart News‘s Matthew Boyle at the tea party rally Wednesday on Capitol Hill where organizers gave him a big, fat birthday boy shout-out.