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Anne Schroeder: The FishbowlDC Interview

anneschroederjjj.jpgSay hello to Capitol File’s Anne Schroeder.

How many suits do you own? Happily, now, zero.

What word do you routinely misspell? I’ve been afflicted with the effect/affect epidemic as well.

Did you see Brokeback Mountain? Nope.

Did you see The Da Vinci Code? Nope.

What’s the name of your cell phone ring? Sadly, “can u feel it.” complete with the ‘U.’ it’s horrible. Clearly, I lost a bet.

What time did you get up this morning? After multiple snooze control slaps, 8:22a.

When did you last cry and why? When my step father died in August.

Which of the seven deadly sins are you? Where to begin? Gluttony. Pride. And lately, sloth.

Beach, city or country? Beach.

Would you say you’re cute? Pretty? Hot? Beautiful? None.

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)


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

How many emails do you receive a day, roughly? Eh, 200?

What’s your opinion of New York City? Great place to visit. I’m always happy to go, always happy to leave.

What’s your favorite letter? X.

What single person played the biggest role / had the biggest influence on your journalism career? Lloyd Grove, formerly the Washington Post “Reliable Source” columnist, who talked all of his bosses at the Post into taking a chance on a 22 year old kid.

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

Who’s your all-time favorite American Idol candidate? Much to Danielle Jones’ chagrin, I’ve never seen it.

When’s the last time you volunteered? Where? Oh. Um. In College. I mentored a middle school girl. No, wait! I was a volunteer bartender last fall, does that count?

Who is your favorite active journalist? Luke Mullins. Currently considered one of the top 30 writers in the country under 30 by Random House.

What did you have for breakfast? Coffee.

What’s your favorite item of clothing? A black cape/jacket I bought in London.

What one toiletry item could you not live without? Toothbrush.

If you could have one superpower, which one would it be? Does
photographic memory count?

Better role model: GIJoe? Barbie? My vote’s for Smurfette.

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…

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