Peter Beinart: The FishbowlDC Interview

beinartp2.JPGFor this week’s FishbowlDC Interview, we sit down with The New Republic’s Editor-at-Large (and author of the new book, “The Good Fight: Why Liberals—and Only Liberals—Can Win the War on Terror and Make America Great Again”) Peter Beinart.

How many suits do you own? 2

What word do you routinely misspell? ensure

Did you see Brokeback Mountain? no

Did you see The Da Vinci Code? no

What’s the name of your cell phone ring? Beats me

What time did you get up this morning? 3 AM, at the behest of 6 month old Ezra Beinart.

When did you last cry and why?
When my son was born.

Which of the seven deadly sins are you?

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Beach, city or country? city

Would you say you’re cute? Pretty? Hot? Beautiful? On a good day, cute.

What color is your bathroom? beige

How many emails do you receive a day, roughly?
30 (300 if you include spam)

What’s your opinion of New York City? Extremely high

What’s your favorite letter? q

What single person played the biggest role / had the biggest influence on your journalism career? Martin Peretz, who gave me my first job.

Have you ever downloaded a podcast? If so, which one? No

Who’s your all-time favorite American Idol candidate? No clue

When’s the last time you volunteered? Where? A couple of weeks ago, at the bake sale at our local park.

Who is your favorite active journalist? Michael Kinsley

What did you have for breakfast?

What’s your favorite item of clothing? My “Beat LA” 1986 Boston Celtics t-shirt

What one toiletry item could you not live without?
Dental floss

If you could have one superpower, which one would it be?
Being able to assemble things that come in boxes.

Better role model: GIJoe? Barbie? Barbie, particularly since she broke up with Ken.

Each FishbowlDC Interview subject is asked to contribute a word to this ongoing thread. Thus far we have…”Leprechaun suits shimmer Sensenbrennerly.” Never…