Quote of the Day:
“As I love to say, you don’t have to read it, just buy it.”
— CBS White House correspondent Major Garrett on his new book, Mr. Trump’s Wild Ride: The Thrills, Chills, Screams, and Occasional Blackouts of an Extraordinary Presidency. Garrett appeared on CNN. This comment was made during an appearance Monday on Don Lemon’s program.
Abby Huntsman: My parents have a great sex life
“They have always had a great sex life,” Abby Huntsman said on ABC’s “The View.” Her father is U.S. Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman Jr. and wife, Mary Kaye. She said her sister was “white as a ghost” after catching her parents int he act. She added, “I’m happy my parents are in love. …Growing up it’s disturbing.”
BTW…Abby has six brothers and sisters.
Journo dings Kavanaugh for high school virginity
“I was supporting Kavanaugh until I found out he wasn’t even getting any in high school. What a nerd. #MoreStudsOnSCOTUS.” — Jazz Shaw, weekend editor at HotAir. “(Hey, it’s as good as the rest of the arguments against him.)”
John Heilemann weighs in on Mark Judge’s boozing
“@jheil on @Lawrence says Mark Judge in 1987-88 frequented a bar where John was then a bartender: ‘He was an obnoxious, slovenly, disrespectful, thuggish drunk.'” — Sahil Kapur, Bloomberg.
To which Daily Mail U.S. Editor David Martosko snarked, “Looks like Mark Judge’s Supreme Court nomination is sunk.”
TMI: Avenatti brings up oral sex on CNN
“Avenatti: Kavanaugh saying he was a virgin in HS ‘shows he’s lying.’ ‘Does that mean he performed oral sex or had oral sex performed on him? … Does he want America to believe that the only thing that he did until well into his college years was effectively kiss or French kiss?'” — Tom Elliott, editor, Grabien Media.
To which Fox News media writer Brian Flood writes, “I want to move to another planet.”
Journo says there should be an elevator ban
“Able bodied adults who aren’t carrying anything of significant weight yet still insist on taking elevators up one flight of stairs should go to jail.” — Ben Dreyfuss, editorial director, Mother Jones.
Lefty scribe has advice for Kavanaugh and drinking
“How difficult is it to say: ‘Look, I drank a lot in high school and college. I did a lot of stuff I’m not proud of, some of which I might not even remember. I’m genuinely sorry to anyone I hurt. I’m a different man today.'” — Jeet Heer, staff writer, The New Republic.
Reporter: ‘I went to school with Georgetown Prep assholes’
“I went to Georgetown University with a lot of Georgetown Prep grads. A few were entitled assholes who probably drank too much. The idea that this indicts them as sexual assaulters is beyond reason.” — Amber Athey, breaking news media reporter, The Daily Caller.
NYT‘s Thrush wants to know what unites us
“Good Morning. Can anybody name a single institution or endeavor that spans political and cultural divides — that unites the country around something positive?” — Glenn Thrush, reporter, NYT.
Journo jokes Dan Bongino should be on Supreme Court
“I don’t want to hear anymore about Judge Kavanaugh’s alleged longtime virginity, please just pick Dan Bongino to do the Supreme Court.” — Asawin Suebsaeng, The Daily Beast. Dan Bongino is an ex-Secret Service agent and losing congressional candidate. He’s a HUGE fan of The Mirror. [RELATED: Dan Bongino, the mad f-bomber, accuses me of being a clown]
The Kavanaugh peanut gallery
“Can you imagine if some creep from your high school made a joke/lied about fucking you in your yearbook and you didn’t find out for 35 years?” — Libby Watson, political reporter, Splinter News.
“Friendly psa: if you are going to quote tweet me to dunk on my kavanaugh takes pls note it is not now and never has been called ‘the national review.’ — Alexandra DeSanctis, staff writer, National Review.
Scarborough thrashes President Trump on ‘The View’
“I will vote for whoever will get Donald Trump out of office.” — Joe Scarborough, MSNBC co-host of “Morning Joe.”
TMZ: Trump brags about his accomplishments at the U.N. and outlets report that ambassords where laughing at him not with him. This one says U.N. ambassadors LOL’ed in his face. Here.
Daily Mail: “Ted Cruz is hounded out of D.C. restaurant by anti-Kavanaugh protesters.” The restaurant was Fiola. Here.
NYP‘s Page Six: Bill Cosby talks porn with a doctor. Ugh. Here.
Splinter News: “Michael Avenanti is not helping.” Here.