“When I was a kid, we cheated on lobster bag limits. We would tie the bugs up in a dive bag in middle of a mangrove key & shuttle to & fro.”
— Mark Caputo, Politico Playbook Florida.
Kurt Eichenwald: Caitlyn Jenner is ‘stupid’
“Proof a gullible fool is a gullible fool regardless of sexuality or gender. @CaitlynJenner is SURPRISED by this? Stupid is as stupid does.” — Kurt Eichenwald, contributing editor, Vanity Fair and MSNBC contributor.
Eichenwald, previously with Newsweek, was reacting to Caitlyn Jenner, who had a message for President Trump: “There are 15,000 patriotic transgender Americans in the US military fighting for all of us. What happened to your promise to fight for them?”
Look who ‘Tucker’ is interviewing tonight…
Rep. Schiff shoves back after President Trump calls him ‘sleazy’
“Trump attacked me for doing my job. While he tweets, I’m resisting his damaging agenda. Chip in to stand with me.” — Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.).
Trump’s tweet from 3 days ago: “Sleazy Adam Schiff, the totally biased Congressman looking into ‘Russia,’ spends all of his time on television pushing the Dem loss excuse!”
Happy Birthday To…Ben Smith, comms dude, formerly handled social media for Washington Examiner and former Daily Caller intern. Also: he likes horses. In other Ben Smith news… A question to ponder on Wednesday at 6:14 p.m.: “Is it too early for bed?”
Someone’s drinking Anthony Scaramucci’s Kool-Aid
“Sick of winning yet?! Me either!!” — Tomi Lahren, conservative media personality, formerly with TheBlaze, now with Trump super PAC Great America Alliance.
“Today I (accidentally?) heaved a stranger’s laptop off the back of a 36 bus and onto the sidewalk below. AMA.” — Christopher Schuler, self-described hill communicator, former aide to Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.).
Writer puts in a plug for faith on Charlie Gard sitch
“We’re so intensely focused on the material that we’re missing out on what’s really possible with God. Real-life miracles have unfolded, so was it so crazy to believe Charlie could be healed? In short: No. … We should believe big, pray hard and seek Him out, regardless of which way the winds end up blowing.” — from a story in FaithWire by Billy Hallowell. Read here.
Male House lawmaker urges violence toward female senator (???)
“ON @MSNBC, @RepBuddyCarter just said on @lisamurkowski: ‘Somebody needs to go over there to that Senate and snatch a knot in their ass.'” — Matt Cooper, political editor, Newsweek.
Washington Examiner‘s political editor mocks the above expression
“Snatch knot what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country.” — Jim Antle.
More TV hits get you more work at IJR
“So apparently getting to do the WH briefing is something we take turns at now based on ‘who has done the most TV'” — Benny Johnson, creative director, IJR.
SPOTTED: Fox & Friends co-host Brian Kilmeade at the White House Wednesday. When I pressed my source for details, the spy said, “Outside briefing room in suit talking to some woman that I dont know.”
Did someone mention the MIRROR?
“You likely won’t get Trump to stop being terrible. But you can look in the mirror and be better.” — Jorge Rivas, writer, Splinter — “for news and opinions that get under your skin.”
HuffPost contributor virtually mocks woman at Baja Fresh
“This woman at Baja Fresh seriously just asked if it’s safe to eat the salsa. Bitch, eat your tacos.” — Robert Caruso.
That AP correction making the rounds
WMAL’s Larry O’Connor adds a new gig to his life
He’s already a contributing editor for IJR.
“At cafe, customer’s been sitting here for 10min waiting for a sandwich they just admitted they forgot to make.” — Washington Examiner’s Eddie Scarry.
The Hill‘s 50 Most Beautiful (Or Not)
From a Mirror Spy who attended Wednesday night’s WeWork soirée: “These people at The Hill need to be shamed into doing this properly. Choose attractive people or change the name.” This year the list has no rankings, so EVERYONE WINS, right? And this: “Were there rankings last year?? That bothered me, I can’t figure out who won.” On the plus side of the equation: “At least no one was grotesquely obese.” See the list here.
Also… check out The Daily Caller‘s “50 Most Beautiful Dogs” here.
Correction: I mistook RedState‘s Jay Caruso for HuffPost Contributor Robert Caruso in the above “Baja Fresh” item. The name has been corrected. It was Robert who wrote the quote, not Jay.