White House Scribe Reveals Fave Food and Embarrassing Moment on Job


NJ’s “The Hotline” recently featured The Hill‘s White House correspondent Sam Youngman. Youngman provided what appeared to be brutally honest answers, mentioning his mother, Hunter S. Thompson and prison (not necessarily in that order and no, he never did any hard time). We hope this tantalizing picture of cinnamon rolls doesn’t distract Youngman too much this afternoon or send him on a cinnamon roll bender.

Here’s a sampling of his interview:

If you could have an endless supply of any food, what would you get? Harris Teeter mini-cinnamon rolls. Twice as addictive as meth-filled cigarettes laced with crack. And Gulf shrimp. Lots and lots of Gulf shrimp.

What’s your most embarrassing on-the-job moment? (Or as embarrassing as you’d like to reveal?) There have been so many, but the first time President Obama called on me to ask a question in the Oval Office. I was pool, and my hands were shaking too bad, because I was nervous, to take notes. Problem was, my old recorder screwed up badly. My pool report contained an incorrect characterization of one of his answers. Turns out he wasn’t telling me we were in a second Great Depression.

We’d bring you the rest of the interview, but we can’t – it’s behind that pesky pay wall. If you do have a subscription, the rest of Youngman’s responses is worth the read.