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Candy Crowley: The FishbowlDC Interview

crowley.candy.jpgSay hello to CNN political correspondent Candy Crowley.

What word do you routinely misspell? Guliani? gulliani? giuliani?

What’s the name of your cell phone ring? “Loud Beeps”

What time did you get up this morning? 4:30am.

When did you last cry and why? This morning. See above. .

How many emails do you receive a day, roughly? 300? 350? of which roughly 25 actually relate to my day.

What’s your favorite letter? Like “X” ? Or like the one my father wrote to my sons to be read when they grew up?

What single person played the biggest role / had the biggest influence on your journalism career? This is too hard because there wasn’t a single person in a big role, but so many people in big roles including my children who once convinced me to stay in journalism at a time I thought I wanted out.

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, Marc Ambinder, Marty Kady, Jack Shafer, Annie Lou Bayly, Jerry Zremski, Charlie Cook, Dave Hughes, Howard Fineman, Katie Tarbox, Mark Segraves, Chris Cillizza, Tom Sietsema, Bill Triplett, Robin Givhan, David Brody, Norah O’Donnell, Carl Cannon, Jordan Lieberman, David Folkenflik, Molly Henneberg, Ernesto Londono, Brody Mullins, Aaron Blake, Martha Raddatz, Andrew Sullivan, Christina Bellantoni, Shane Harris, Nora McAlvanah, Adam Nagourney, Erin McPike, Mike Memoli, Ju-Don Marshall Roberts, Arthur Delaney, Chris Mincher, Rachel Sklar, Laura Sullivan, Jeff Kosseff, Matthew Cooper, Scott McCrary, Dan Reilly, Jennifer Griffin, Ari Shapiro, Jonathan Kaplan, Rick Klein, Mike Allen, Olivier Knox, Erik Wemple, Nathan Burchfiel, Andrea Mitchell, Mike DeBonis, Anne Kornblut, April Ryan, Amy Morris, Keith Koffler, <strongMark Silva, Ann Compton, Mark Knoller, Betsy Fischer, Katherine O’Hearn, Pamela Brown, Beverly Kirk, Wendell Goler, Glenn Kessler, Susan Page, Michael Crowley, Claudia Milne, Kelly Dinardo, Bruce Becker, Michael Rogers, Paul Schur, Diana West, Eric Nuzum, Bill Adair, Jonathan Ward, Jennifer Sergent, Jeffrey Goldberg, Ken Silverstein, Dana Milbank, Mark Murray, Katherine Lewis, Joe Mathieu, Chrystia Freeland, Sam Youngman, Christopher Dorobek, Greg Mitchell)

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When’s the last time you volunteered? Where? Last year. Cleaning up a bike path in Maryland

Who is your favorite active journalist? Washington Post’s Peter Baker always has something I didn’t know and writes beautifully. NBC’s Lisa Meyers is dogged and always coming up with things beyond the headlines and things nobody else has.

What did you have for breakfast? Luna Bar and water

What one toiletry item could you not live without? Toothpaste?

If you could have one superpower, which one would it be? Oh please. The ability to read minds. The day would be so much shorter if you knew the truth in the first phone call.

Red or white wine? Sorry to be boring. don’t drink

PG-13 or R? R

Lincoln, Jefferson or Washington Memorial? Lincoln

Leg or breast (chicken, of course) Ok, really boring. I’m a vegetarian

Friday night or Saturday night? Saturday. time to get ready and time to sleep in Sunday

“Wedding Crashers” or “Old School” Really, really boring. I had to be told these were movies. So, “Last Days” ?

The Palm or Cafe Milano? um Giant?

Yankees or Red Sox? Cardinals

Jenna or Barbara? Never choose between twins. It damages their psyche.

McSteamy or McDreamy? McDreamy

Leno or Letterman? Letterman

Stewart or Colbert? Stewart

Boxers or briefs? I mean, if presidential candidates have stopped answering this question, then I won’t answer either. Boxers

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