The Quinn is dead, long live the Quinn

Take that, Desiree Rogers!

(h/t TeresaKopec)

61 replies
  1. 1
    Comrade Mary says:

    I am tempted to get petty and vulgur about merging the last two letters of Sally QUINN. But the result is effete and obscure, so I will resist.

  2. 2
    Corner Stone says:

    Ooooo – burn! Burn!!

  3. 3
    tbogg says:

    Nobody puts Sally Quinn in the corner. Nobody.

    Honestly, do you think Quinn heard about Rogers leaving and immediately had her first orgasm since the Ford administration?

  4. 4
    freelancer says:

    This type of plebian does not amuse me. Bring me another jester, Douglas.

  5. 5
    goblue72 says:

    @tbogg: Srsly? That’s like a “FTW” on only the 3d comment. Give the rest of us a chance, will ya?

  6. 6
    jacy says:

    Let them eat wedding cake!

  7. 7
    Dave C says:

    Until very, very recently, I was completely unaware of the existence of Sally Quinn. Sometimes, ignorance truly is bliss.

  8. 8
    SiubhanDuinne says:

    Petty to the infinite power.

  9. 9
    freelancer says:


    Quinn says she has the only cake in the world that isn’t a lie, dontcha know?

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    baldheadeddork says:

    @goblue72: Yeah, doesn’t he have basset videos to edit? :-D

    Edit to add: Now, if only that could get the WH would hire Rogers back with a promotion (into a very visible position, say Secretary of Getting In Sally Quinn’s Grill) and a raise…

  11. 11
    abo gato says:

    Sally Quinn, the first thing that comes to my mind is…..what a dick.

  12. 12
    Mnemosyne says:

    Wow, a lovely sexist joke about Washington not knowing her place. And here I thought I couldn’t dislike Quinn any more than I already did.

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    The Dangerman says:

    Why should I give a shit about Desiree Rogers resigning? A fucking Social Secretary? Now THERE’s an important position.

    Don’t tell me; she must be African American. Her and Van Jones departing after governing while Black is too much for some folks.

  14. 14
    Citizen Alan says:

    How is it possible that a home-wrecking tramp could ever rise to such a level of social importance?!? The Village often gets compared to the courtiers from Dangerous Liaisons, but I think that’s unfair to the French courtiers — the Marquise de Merteuil was socially ruined when her affairs were revealed, but every in D.C. knows how Sally Quinn became Mrs. Ben Bradlee and it only seems to enhance her Queen Bee status.

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    freelancer says:

    How does Quinn have time to Twitter in between forcing hookers to take blood tests?


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    ThatLeftTurnInABQ says:

    The crowd is tense – it’s sudden death overtime.
    Sally Quinn plays THE JESUS KEY.

  17. 17
    gbear says:


    Nobody puts Sally Quinn in the corner. Nobody.

    Come all without, come all within,
    You’ll not see nothing like the Mighty Quinn.

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    Corner Stone says:

    @tbogg: I wouldn’t say “immediately”.
    Pretty sure she checked to confirm the right freudes were being schadened first.
    Then it was all systems go.

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    Max says:

    I’ve said it before, but seriously, if I was Obama, I’d just say “fuck this, I quit”.

    Does anyone know who the fuck was the social secretary for any other presidents? Does anyone care?

    The lame press spent way too much time in today’s presser asking Gibbsy about Obama’s smoking, and Drudge is trying to imply he’s a drunk.

    I hope that every single one of these sorry excuse for a journalist (I’m looking at you Tapper, Chip, Chuckie T, Major) get fired fired fired.

    David Shuster should do all the news, on every channel and in every paper, with maybe some help from Jonathon Alter, who I like, because he’s the only one that has any fucking sense.

    Sorry for the f words, but I’m reached my bullshit threshold for the day.

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    AhabTRuler says:

    Sorry for the f words

    Use more. We need ’em.

    I think Obama needs to get his cabinet together and reënact the lineup scene from The Usual Suspects.

  21. 21

    @The Dangerman:

    departing after governing while Black is too much for some folks.

    FTW. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ll be absent while my laptop dries off. I should know better. Do not read B-J while drinking diet coke. I made it past T-Bogg @3 and thought I was safe.

  22. 22
    Zifnab says:

    Zinged by a twitter feed. Ooo. I can’t wait to hear what Sally’s going to say next on her Live Journal.

  23. 23
    Prattlehorn says:

    What’s the acceptable euphemism for “cunt”?

    Because I really want to call Sally Quinn a cunt; she is, in fact, one of the cuntiest cunts whoever cunted a cuntacious cunt.

    Even supercunts, who rule the Cuntiskistan and cunt cuntly all over the cunting world, take a cunted look at cunty Sally and say “Now THAT’s a CUNT!!”

    But I realize that term is sexist.

    So what can I call Sally Quinn that has the same opprobrium and disgust as “cunt”?

  24. 24
    Mnemosyne says:


    Drudge is trying to imply [Obama]’s a drunk.

    They really are trying to recycle every single complaint that the left had about Bush, aren’t they?

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    AhabTRuler says:

    So what can I call Sally Quinn that has the same opprobrium and disgust as “cunt”?

    Um…”Sally Quinn”?

  27. 27
    Gunner says:

    Twitter completes the transformation of Sally Quinn from vapid SOCIALITE to VAPID socialite

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    ThatLeftTurnInABQ says:

    How about calling her a giant inflatable beaver full of hot air?

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    JD Rhoades says:

    My reply, via Twitter:

    Ms. Quinn, you are as obsessed with who’s in and who’s out as a particularly vapid middle schooler. Please grow up.

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    PeakVT says:

    Don’t tell me; she must be African American.


  31. 31
    Kris says:

    She’s just mad that she doesn’t look as good as Desiree.

    Sally, black don’t crack–you do.

  32. 32
    PeakVT says:

    Here’s the link I meant to add but can’t because the edit function didn’t appear.

    FYWP. Also.

    ETA: Now it appears, of course. Arrg…

  33. 33
    Montysano says:


    I’ve said it before, but seriously, if I was Obama, I’d just say “fuck this, I quit”.


    Obama pwnd Eric Cantor the other day, but the jerk-off gesture would have more than done the job.

  34. 34
    Professor says:

    Prattlehorn @ 23

    You can call her Sally Quim

  35. 35
    Corner Stone says:

    @Prattlehorn: Did you take a couple shots during the 5 minute edit period?
    Because I swear your original post wasn’t so forthright.

  36. 36
    Corner Stone says:

    @Montysano: Oh man. A roll of the eyes to the Heavens along with the universal “jacking off” gesture…
    That would’ve been poetry in motion baby.

  37. 37
    Alex S. says:

    Two things:

    – To be honest, it would have been disappointing if Quinn had not said anything

    – I like the labyrinthian background of her twitter page, an allusion to the Village?

  38. 38
    Brian J says:

    Um, just what the hell that does mean?

  39. 39
    Omnes Omnibus says:


    How about calling her a giant inflatable beaver full of hot air?

    Th giant inflatable beavers amused me; Sally Quinn does not.

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    Kryptik says:

    @The Dangerman:

    The only real reason to care is that she’s an example of the depth petty people and Republicans (but I repeat myself) will go to undermine the administration. If they’re willing to go after the goddamn Social Secretary, it’s not hard to imagine they’re going as deep as they can go to find SOMETHING that’ll stick, no matter how minor the position or how minor the offense.

    Oh yeah, and of course Governing While Black means that everything has some secret covert meaning, Beck told me so. So obviously even the Social Secretary is part of that damn Marxist agenda.

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    Ash Can says:

    And to think that, once upon a time, I had some respect for Ben Bradlee.

    Sally Quinn isn’t fit to be Desiree Rogers’ cleaning girl. If she were to come here to Chicago, she might learn some manners for once in her pathetic life.

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    Alex S. says:

    @Brian J:

    I think it means that Desiree Rogers was too social, meaning she gave access to too many people, all of them the wrong people.

  43. 43
    Mnemosyne says:


    I think AhabTRuler is right — why not go the Santorum route (so to speak) and re-brand the c-word as a “Quinn”?

  44. 44
    Allan says:

    Apparently WaPo expected Sally Quinn to be a social COMMENTATOR, not a SOCIAL commentator.

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    ruemara says:

    I dunno about you, but I had to slap that woman back a bit. Any broad who made due to the ease that a rich man had getting her into the sack needs to kept in check for crap like that.

    And, oddly, this is the second place I’ve heard the meme that Obama is a drunk. In the HuffPo comments of all places, some twatensquatch was trying to tie his health problems to binge drinking. For the dude who was toasting at the governer’s ball with water. jackasses all of them.

  46. 46
    Andre says:

    I just watched that episode of The West Wing where C.J pwns that society reporter, Sherri Wexler, who had previously tried messing with her. We need more of that kind of badassery.

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    Johnny B says:

    @Alex S.:

    I will always remember watching Charlie Rose in 1998 (or thereabouts) in which Quinn and Bob Woodward explained that the Clinton’s big mistake was failing to accept dinner invitations from Sally Quinn. I remember being completely floored at this complaint. The Clintons were certainly not faultless, but to complain that they didn’t hang out with them was so high school. I couldn’t believe it. They were completely oblivious as to how petty that made them look.

    Although not a huge Clinton fan, I remember yelling at the TV, “Why the fuck do they need to hang out with you losers. They went to fucking Yale Law School. They have a whole rolodex full of interesting people to have dinner. Why would they waste perfectly good Saturday night hanging out with you worthless turds.” It was years later that I learned that Quinn raised the same complaint about Carter and now, as we know, she has said as much about the Obamas.

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    Cat Lady says:

    Twittering their vapid high school kool kidz tweets is what occupies them when they got nothin’. Be grateful. They got nuthin.

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    Comrade Mary says:

    Oddly enough, Ed Whelan at the NRO gives that “moderate drinking” statement the proper context.

    The Drudge Report is currently highlighting the last sentence of a Guardian article that asserts that President Obama’s doctors “recommended ‘moderation of alcohol intake’” — an assertion that would lead the reader to believe that his doctors regard his drinking as excessive. But the actual recommendation from the released medical report is quite different:
    Continue smoking cessation efforts, a daily exercise program, healthy diet, moderation in alcohol intake, periodic dental care, and remain up-to-date with recommended immunizations.
    In other words, Obama’s doctors are recommending that he continue his moderate drinking.

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    Emma says:

    Johnny B.: I thought I was the only one who remembered that. I have hated Sally Quinn and everything/everyone she represents with a passion. “It’s not their town?” Listen you stupid woman, the American people said it was!

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    Elisabeth says:


    Desiree is also a PhD. She could -probably- kick Quinn’s ass in most conversations.

  52. 52
    Hob says:

    @Mnemosyne: I don’t support that, because I think “quim” is a perfectly fine archaic dirty word which I’d rather not get mixed up with this person.

  53. 53
    Silver says:

    Of course Sally Quinn wanted the social secretary fired. Did you know there’s been at least 2 niggers (not the cleaning/serving kind) at most White House events since the end of January 09? The horror…

  54. 54
    GregB says:

    Sally’s just a little frustrated these days.

    Do you know how tough it is to get the smell of old man out of your fine silk lingerie?

  55. 55
    ruemara says:

    I wonder how long until she leaves the twitters or at least makes it all private. It’s not like people will resist the urge to convey to ms. quim how worthless she really is.

  56. 56
    dbcooper says:

    Can’t believe it.
    Unable to process.
    Not gonna do it.
    The End.

  57. 57
    TooManyJens says:

    The sniping back at her is kind of satisfying, though.

  58. 58
    ruemara says:


    lol, there goes my tweet! But the rest of them are so delicious.

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    Brachiator says:

    @Citizen Alan:

    How is it possible that a home-wrecking tramp could ever rise to such a level of social importance?!?

    Ego. Here’s a bit from a 2005 interview.

    I understand that the president needs eight or nine hours of sleep, I do, too. I want him to be well-rested but that doesn’t mean that he can’t stop by a reception and then go home. They say it is unseemly to be partying when we’re at war and I’m not saying the president should be out partying, but it is important for him to get other perspectives and for people to get to know his.

    Appropriately enough, tonight and over the next few weeks, some PBS stations are featuring an American Experience documentary on Dolley Madison, who set the standard for the White House social scene.

    The Village often gets compared to the courtiers from Dangerous Liaisons….

    Or even better, the French film, Ridicule.

    Ridicule is a 1996 French film set in the 18th century at the decadent court of Versailles, where social status can rise and fall based on one’s ability to mete out witty insults and avoid ridicule oneself. The story critiques the social injustices of late 18th century France, in showing the corruption and callousness of the aristocrats.

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    YellowJournalism says:

    a daily exercise program, healthy diet, moderation in alcohol intake, periodic dental care, and remain up-to-date with recommended immunizations.

    Since this is a general recommendation for everyone from most (reputable) doctors, we all must be alcoholics.

    I would like to personally kick the butts of the people responsible for teaching reading comprehension to Drudge and others like him.

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    geemoney says:

    I know this is late, but can you add a #dickwhisperer tag to this post?

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