Candy Spices Up Show With Personal Q’s

CNN’s Candy Crowley, who hosts “State of the Union,” is adding spice to her Sunday show. It’s a new feature called “Getting to Know…” where she asks her (sometimes) very stiff political guests off-beat questions during commercial breaks that loosen them up.

“What do you do just for fun?” she recently asked Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who has apparently taken a fancy to the “Washington Nats.” It’s hard to hear, but he says he “windsgh down” the evening by watching the Nats.

Crowley gets McConnell chuckling hard when she asked what the 15-year-old McConnell wanted to be when he grew up. He says that was the year he won election as president of the student body – his first campaign win.

His favorite place to retreat to outside of Kentucky? That would be the U.S. Virgin Islands (where he and his wife, Elaine Chao, honeymooned).

Crowley also questioned President Obama’s top political advisor David Axelrod. Favorite comfort food? “Pizza,” he replied. “I eat for comfort, which can be a real problem.”

Watch the videos here and here.