Adam Nagourney: The FishbowlDC Interview


Say hello to the New York Times’ Adam Nagourney.

How many suits do you own? Like four but they don’t all fit (too big, not too small, thank you very much), and I don’t wear them any more.

What word do you routinely misspell? The usual: Than and Then. Affect and Effect. Hegel and Hagel.

Did you see Brokeback Mountain? Loved it.

Did you see The Da Vinci Code? Read the book. Boring.

What’s the name of your cell phone ring? Vibrate

What time did you get up this morning? 6 a.m.

When did you last cry and why? don’t ask.

Which of the seven deadly sins are you? There are only seven?

Beach, city or country? Beach.

Would you say you’re cute? Pretty? Hot? Beautiful? Hunkalicious, don’t you think?.

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What color is your bathroom? It’s one of those sponge patterned things, so many colors, with names like heliotrope and puce.

How many emails do you receive a day, roughly? 400

What’s your opinion of New York City? There is no cooler place in the world than New York. (Or is it then New York?). I am happiest when I am there.

What’s your favorite letter? A. Obviously.

What single person played the biggest role / had the biggest influence on your journalism career? Jeff Schmalz.

Have you ever downloaded a podcast? If so, which one? iPods are for music.

Who’s your all-time favorite American Idol candidate? Don’t hate me. I’ve never seen it and know nothing about it except that Jennifer Hudson had something to do with it and I think she is amazing..

When’s the last time you volunteered? Where? Are you TRYING to make me feel guilty?

Who is your favorite active journalist? Probably John Burns.

What did you have for breakfast? Coffee. I rarely eat before the sun sets.

What’s your favorite item of clothing? Blue jeans.

What one toiletry item could you not live without? Obviously not a hairbrush.

If you could have one superpower, which one would it be? Is thick skin a superpower?

Better role model: GIJoe? Barbie? Yes.