Quote of the Day:
“It’s my job to look into this hell box every day and try to make sense of what’s going on. If it’s not your job, you are so lucky! Take advantage of your freedom!!! Log off! Breathe the fall air! Call your mom!!!”
— Eve Peyser, political reporter, VICE.
On Capitol Hill, the mood among Dems is bleak
“Judiciary committee democrats all filing out of Schumer’s office. All stone-faced.” — Kelsey Snell, NPR.
How long will a Kavanaugh high last?
Paul Kane (WaPo): “Good @jameshohmann look at revved up conservative base over Kavanaugh. It’s real, for now. The Q is whether it’s lasting or temporary sugar high.” Read Hohmann’s piece here.
Maggie Haberman (NYT): “If he’s confirmed this weekend, not sure the high lasts four weeks. Dem voter anger over it is far more likely to.”
Opposing opinions on white male privilege
KIRSTEN POWERS (CNN political analyst): “Has anyone else noticed how refusing to just take the word of a man and asking for a fair investigation has been cast as a scurrilous attack on a good man’s reputation? This is what male privilege looks like.”
ERICK ERICKSON (The Resurgent): “I was going to bite my tongue, but… I spent 5 years doing indigent criminal defense. A lot of young black men are falsely accused of crime on a daily basis and it is not white privilege to suggest we presume all men (and women) innocent and put the burden of proof on the accuser.”
AIRPORT BLUES: Man drinks bloody’s while a Washington Post reporter preps for a Minnesota Trump rally
“Man sitting next to me at DCA orders a bloody mary. I marvel that it is 7:15 AM. ‘This is number three,’ he says cheerfully. He is going to Cozumel to sit on the beach. I am going to Minnesota for a Trump rally.” — Josh Dawsey, reporter, The Washington Post.
Don Jr., continues to needle Whoopi
Yesterday, Trump’s eldest son said she needed professional help.
DJTJ: “@WhoopiGoldberg instead of insinuating that my sons are potential future abusers, you might want to explain why you defended actual child rapist Roman Polanski?”
Whoopi Goldberg (from an old episode of The View): “I don’t believe it was ‘rape’ rape.”
Here’s a plug for Stormy Daniel’s memoir
The book is called: Full Disclosure.
“Making my way through the Stormy Daniels book and every few pages I’m struck by how funny she is and what a good storyteller she is. Whatever you think of her role in our national drama, it’s a genuinely good read.” — Olivia Nuzzi, New York Mag.
Journo has weird experience with ‘goddamn’ handyman
“So I used @Handy AGAIN and the guy is an hour and a half late so I canceled the appointment (my time is valuable), and now the guy won’t stop calling me and is ‘coming anyway.’ I don’t have time for this. I honestly only need s/o to help me do basic shit around my apartment with like a staple gun and hanging blinds because this is the 2nd time I’ve been burned by a goddamn @handy. Deleting the app IMMEDIATELY omg.”
— Akilah Hughes, blogger, comedian, contributor, CrookedMedia.
Cassandra Fairbanks calls Ford ‘crazy’
“That crazy woman should never have had a single second of airtime for her ridiculous claims.” — Cassandra Fairbanks, The Gateway Pundit. “I never want to hear her stupid baby voice again.”
Juanita Broaddrick unloads on Clintons, even Chelsea
“Let me make this perfectly clear, @BillClinton @HillaryClinton, You, Bill, are a serial sexual predator & rapist and you, Hillary, enabled & covered up for him. I AM NOT GOING AWAY. Leslie Millwee, Kathleen Willey and others are not going away.” — Juanita Broaddrick, who accused former President Bill Clinton of rape.
To Chelsea: “Was it ever troubling to you, Chelsea, that your father was/is a sexual predator?”
Journo sticks the knife in…
“I’d like to thank the FFFFFFFBI for their thorough and expeditious review of Kav’s record. Let’s call the roll Mitch!” — The Truth Monkey, an anonymous character from Washington Free Beacon.
HuffPost reporter really tries to get the Kavanaugh FBI report
@fbi give me the report
@CIA I know you assholes have to have it too
Know what would really show those suits over at the fbi……….. giving me the report.
— Ashley Feinberg, HuffPost.
Harsh words from The Hard Times
“Tiffany Trump Receives First-Ever Text From Father.” — the national presidential alert from Thursday.
Dumbest Thought of the Day
This place is not good for the spirit. I’m off for a month. Bye.
— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) October 4, 2018
TMZ: Jennifer Garner is anxious to be divorced from Ben Affleck. Here.
Splinter headline: “Ben Sasse Is Being a Real Sassehole About Brett Kavanaugh”
The Hollywood Reporter: The White House’s Josh Raffel is going to work for Juul, an e-cigarette company. Here.
Us Weekly: NBC’s Megyn Kelly says she “knows too much that others don’t know” regarding fired “TODAY” Show host Matt Lauer. Here.