Mark Leibovich: The FishbowlDC Interview

leibovich888.jpgSay hello to the New York Times’ Mark Leibovich.

How many suits do you own? 3 or 4

What word do you routinely misspell? probabaly (recurring typo)

Did you see Brokeback Mountain? no

Did you see The Da Vinci Code? no

What’s the name of your cell phone ring? Bryan Adams (just named it)

What time did you get up this morning? 6:15

When did you last cry and why? don’t know…

Which of the seven deadly sins are you? Letting my kids watch too much TV on weekends so I can read the paper (that’s one, right?)

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)

Beach, city or country? Ocean (if not necessarily beach)

Would you say you’re cute? Pretty? Hot? Beautiful? Let me check….

What color is your bathroom? I think it’s white

How many emails do you receive a day, roughly? 50-or-so

What’s your opinion of New York City? Awesome, except for the Yankee fans

What’s your favorite letter? No idea

What single person played the biggest role / had the biggest influence on your journalism career? Hard to single out one, but I’d say Caroline Knapp, my editor at the Boston Phoneix in the early 1990s. A great friend, author and poetic soul who died way too young, in 2002. Miss her acutely.

Have you ever downloaded a podcast? If so, which one? Nope

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

When’s the last time you volunteered? Where? Spring, at my daughter’s school

Who is your favorite active journalist? Tough one, so many. I’ll cop out and second Von Drehle on Marjorie Williams, one of my idols…

What did you have for breakfast? Raisin Bran, some exotic non-Kelloggs or Post kind

What’s your favorite item of clothing? Jeans

What one toiletry item could you not live without? Let me spend the next several days thinking about that and get back to you..

If you could have one superpower, which one would it be? touch-typing

Better role model: GIJoe? Barbie? Barbie, although her work has slipped a little since the Swan Lake DVD…

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