Afternoon Mirror: Writer For The Atlantic Hopes Your Sweaty Thighs Are Ready For Summer
Quote of the Day:
“Just a note to billionaires, pay off some student debt. It’ll get you into heaven.”
— Whoopi Goldberg, co-host of ABC’s “The View,” on Monday’s show.
Mood: “Amazing that I follow so many brilliant people who have never written a TV show but who are sure they would’ve written a better TV show than the one they spent eight years of their lives watching.” — Olivia Nuzzi, New York Mag, on HBO’s Game of Thrones.
Stormy Daniels also weighed in on Game of Thrones: “Whether or not you were a diehard fan or casual watcher (HOW is that possible?) and whether or not you loved or hated the finale, its undeniably a wrap on some of the most epic filmmaking and collective talent ever captured on camera. Thank you and Congrats #GameofThrones.”
This writer from The Atlantic hopes your thighs are ready for summer
“It’s the first warm, humid summer workday of the season when everyone’s commuting in dresses. Hope your thighs are prepared.” — Amanda Mull, staff writer, The Atlantic.
Tulsi Gabbard said she never had her sights set on theWhite House
“Since I was young, I knew I wanted to use my life to serve others. It’s why I chose to serve as a soldier & in politics. I’ve never had any ambition to ‘be president’ — it’s always been about doing my best to be of service and how I can make a greater positive impact.” — Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii), a 2020 hopeful.
WaPo‘s Robert Costa remembers his prom with fondness
“Fifteen years ago this weekend, John Mayer played my public high school’s prom for free — in our gym. It was a moment that made my class feel like anything is possible. Still do.” — Robert Costa, The Washington Post and host of PBS’s “Washington Week.”
Daily Beast media writer gets snappy over NYT Trump profanity piece
“Who cares?” — Max Tani, Daily Beast, regarding a story by the NYT on President Trump‘s heavy swearing by Peter Baker.
“In a single speech on Friday alone, he managed to throw out a ‘hell,’ an ‘ass’ and a couple of ‘bullshits’ for good measure. In the course of just one rally in Panama City Beach, Fla., earlier this month, he tossed out 10 ‘hells,’ three ‘damns’ and a ‘crap.’ The audiences did not seem to mind. They cheered and whooped and applauded.”
Tani’s, ahem, bullshit aside, read the whole piece here.
Meghan McCain appears to not despise Lindsey Graham so much anymore
In recent months, McCain has made it clear on ABC’s “The View” that her late father, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), was not as tight with Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) as Graham presented himself to be. Late last week, however, Meghan McCain retweeted Graham’s introducing a resolution to make July 17, 2019 as Glioblastoma Awareness Day. So maybe hearts are softening from Graham’s weak defense of Sen. McCain in the face of Trump’s post death slams on him.
McCain also retweeted Graham’s tweet paying tribute to her father and the late Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.): “Glioblastoma is a devastating brain disease that has taken the lives of two of my very close friends and colleagues, Ted Kennedy and my dearest friend John McCain. This Senate resolution shines a light on the terrible disease.”
“It is stunning to see a midwestern mayor running for president generating this level of excitement while the mayor of New York City getting in is viewed as a bizarre joke.” — Ben Domenech, publisher, The Federalist.
Mirror Hate Mail: “Hi @betsyscribeindc — great to hear from you but it’s more than a little weird that you’re still creeping on me all these years later.” — Jonathan Franks, whose title is inexplicably “political director” for Montel Williams. Note to readers: I recently made fun of one of Frank’s tweets. But I guess that is considered “creeping” these days. (RELATED: Montel Williams’ Spox: ‘I’m Sure I’ll See This In Your Column This Afternoon’)
Kim Kardashian puts Jack In The Box’s ass on blast: “Hey, Jack In The Box I have a serious complaint but I won’t fully put you on blast, check your corporate email inbox or send me a DM with direct person for my team to contact. Pronto!”
CBS White House correspondent Kathryn Watson remarked, “Say a little prayer for whoever is on the receiving end of this tweet.”
Monica Lewinsky has something to confess: “Tonight is the night to confess i have not yet seen one episode of #GameofThrones ever. *ducks from hurling comments*”
Meghan McCain spoils Game of Thrones for co-host and anyone else in the world who hasn’t watched yet. Here.
HBO’s John Oliver baits Meghan McCain‘s husband, The Federalist publisher Ben Domenech. Oliver made fun of McCain’s “continued existence” on his program Sunday night. “Oh no! Oh no! Oh, I bet her husband is going to get so mad at me now! What on Earth is he going to tweet and then delete?”Oliver asked “I can’t wait to find out!” After McCain appeared on Seth Meyers‘ NBC late-night program, Domenech went on Twitter and wrote that Meyers “gargled Lorne Michael’s balls.” He eventually deleted his remarks and apologized. (RELATED: Meghan McCain’s Husband Goes Off On Seth Meyers)
So far, Domenech has had no reply for Oliver.
SPOTTED: Rev. Al Sharpton in Reagan AirportT
— Marky Mark (@DCCelebrity) May 20, 2019
Journo climbs mountain in Alaska, cries over dad’s death
“It would’ve been Dad’s birthday today. Given I’ve found myself unexpectedly alone in Alaska, I decided climbing a small(ish) mountain would be a fitting tribute. Got to the top, had a good cry, & shouted something he always used to say: ‘This! Is! Really! Living!'” — David Mack, deputy director, breaking news, BuzzFeed News.
SPOTTED: 2020 hopeful Amy Klobuchar visits the NYT newsroom
John Schwartz is a reporter for the NYT.
— John Schwartz (@jswatz) May 20, 2019