Chris Cillizza: The FishbowlDC Interview

cilmug.jpgSay hello to’s Chris Cillizza. (Photo Credit)

How many suits do you own? 6 or so

What word do you routinely misspell? Believe. “‘I’ before ‘E’ except after ‘C'”

Did you see Brokeback Mountain? Yes.

Did you see The Da Vinci Code? No. Point of pride between my wife and me. We may be the last two people on earth not to have read the book or seen the movie.

What’s the name of your cell phone ring? Whatever comes on the blackberry.

What time did you get up this morning? Well, I am answering this on a Saturday so it may not be relevant, but about 8:30.

When did you last cry and why? On a flight back from California after Thanksgiving I read an amazing story about a mom nursing her anorexic daughter back to health. Really moving.

Which of the seven deadly sins are you? After googling the seven deadly sins to make sure I wasn’t missing any, I’ll go with pride.

Beach, city or country? Um, country? None of the three jump out at me.

Would you say you’re cute? Pretty? Hot? Beautiful? No.

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What color is your bathroom? Off-white

How many emails do you receive a day, roughly? 150?

What’s your opinion of New York City? Nice place to visit. Wouldn’t want to live there.

What’s your favorite letter? G — it reminds me of my wife

What single person played the biggest role / had the biggest influence on your journalism career? John Harris

Have you ever downloaded a podcast? If so, which one? Lots. I like the AP Baseball podcast; and, of course, Meet the Press.

Who’s your all-time favorite American Idol candidate? I haven’t seen the show. (Gasp!)

When’s the last time you volunteered? Where? I am a unpaid assistant for my wife’s field hockey team. I’m counting that.

Who is your favorite active journalist?

What did you have for breakfast? Starbucks

What’s your favorite item of clothing? Does a watch count as clothing? If so, my watch. It was a gift from my father.

What one toiletry item could you not live without? A razor.

If you could have one superpower, which one would it be? For me, the ability to dunk a basketball would be a superpower.

Better role model: GIJoe? Barbie? Malibu Stacy.