Greta van Susteren: The FishbowlDC Interview

GRETAMUG2.jpgSay hello to Fox News Channel’s Greta Van Susteren.

How many suits do you own? lots..mostly because my weight has not changed since I was 16 and I don’t throw anything out…

What word do you routinely misspell? judgment…. (judgement???)

Did you see Brokeback Mountain? part of it on a plane….fell asleep….but i fall asleep during every movie on a plane because I am so sleep deprived!

Did you see The Da Vinci Code? no..but I want to see it.

What’s the name of your cell phone ring? It depends on who calls…I have my phone set to different music for different people…when my husband calls it is American Bandstand music..everyone laughs when he or she hears it because is funny sounding…… when my sister calls, it is Hello Dolly (for no other reason than that when we grew up my mother played Louis Armstrong singing Hello Dolly over and over and over again ….)

What time did you get up this morning? 7:35am….(would someone please tell our pets that I have been on the road for 8 days and that I need some sleep? for some reason the pets have their internal clocks set for 7:35 am…these clocks are weird…they even change with daylight saving…go figure….and while my husband is already up, at exactly 7:35 am each morning I suddenly get two German Shep noses along side the bed – blowing hot air in my face – and 3 cats standing on the bed staring at me..)

Which of the seven deadly sins are you? I take the 5th.

Beach, city or country? tie – city and country (not the beach…too hot..and too much sand)

Would you say you’re cute? Pretty? Hot? Beautiful? I am smart enough not to answer this question..

Read the rest when you click below…(and see previous FishbowlDC interviews: Julie Mason, David Shuster, Joe Curl, Alex Pareene, Peter Beinart, Jonah Goldberg, Megyn Kendall, Ana Marie Cox, Jim Brady, Howard Mortman, Amy Argetsinger, Jose Antonio Vargas, Chuck Todd, Tom Gottlieb, Kelly Ann Collins, David von Drehle, David Lat, Mark Leibovich, Zain Verjee, David Plotz, Paul Kane, Karen Travers, Mark Halperin, Hugo Gurdon, Greg Kelly,Ken Rudin, John Dickerson, Anne Schroeder, Spencer Ackerman, Bret Baier, Bob Sellers)

What color is your bathroom? I don’t know…I guess a bunch of whites…beige….

How many emails do you receive a day, roughly? Hundreds…

What’s your opinion of New York City? hate and love

What’s your favorite letter? I had not thought of it… is too late to develop a love of any particular one…

What single person played the biggest role / had the biggest influence on your journalism career? Whoever first hired me…

Have you ever downloaded a podcast? If so, which one? I have two…one is the nano..

Who’s your all-time favorite American Idol candidate? Reuben

When’s the last time you volunteered? Where? I have volunteered to help Barbara Bush’s Literacy campaign…I am headed to Dallas to help on November 12th and 13th….illiteracy is a huge problem…

Who is your favorite active journalist? I am insanely jealous of anyone who works on Animal Planet.

What did you have for breakfast? coffee…cereal

What’s your favorite item of clothing? blue jeans…Levi’s 501

What one toiletry item could you not live without? I can’t live without many items in the toiletry department.

If you could have one superpower, which one would it be? stop time….or put it on pause…and then maybe ability to rewind….

Better role model: GIJoe? Barbie? I give up

Each FishbowlDC Interview subject is asked to contribute a word to this ongoing thread. Thus far we have…”Leprechaun suits shimmer Sensenbrennerly. Never regurgitate, orginate! Ideally, chutzpah feathers one’s soul melodically. Rhythmically, supergalifragilistic sounds baroque indeed nefarious but Springsteen defenestrates. Only stumblebums vote. Dirk Kempthorne squats legitimately above cavernous vacuity.” Chocolate