Marc Ambinder: The FishbowlDC Interview

marc1.jpgSay hello to Hotline Associate Editor Marc Ambinder.

How many suits do you own? 4

What word do you routinely misspell? Restaurant. Restua rant? Diner?

Did you see Brokeback Mountain? Yes

Did you see The Da Vinci Code? Yes

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

What time did you get up this morning? 6:30 a.m.

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

Which of the seven deadly sins are you? Superbia

Beach, city or country? City

Would you say you’re cute? Pretty? Hot? Beautiful? Pug-dog cute.

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, Greta van Susteren, Danielle Jones, Jonathan Salant, John McCalla, Pam Hess, Ryan Grim)

What color is your bathroom? white

How many emails do you receive a day, roughly? 300-400

What’s your opinion of New York City? Roughly 320 square miles, eight million people, two major airports, and full of the Finest, Bravest, Boldest and Strongest. And the Yankees and Giants.

What’s your favorite letter? S

What single person played the biggest role / had the biggest influence on your journalism career? Mark Halperin

Have you ever downloaded a podcast? If so, which one? Harry Shearer’s Le Show

Who’s your all-time favorite American Idol candidate? Don’t really know

When’s the last time you volunteered? Where? There is no answer worth giving to such a question.

Who is your favorite active journalist? Too many to count

What did you have for breakfast? An apple

What’s your favorite item of clothing? My police scanner

What one toiletry item could you not live without? Why do they call items associated with grooming and hygiene ‘toiletries?’

If you could have one superpower, which one would it be? The ability to pose the right questions at precisely the right moments and receive, in turn, the exact answers I’m looking for.

Better role model: GIJoe? Barbie? GI Joe