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Dana Milbank: The FishbowlDC Interview

69414_milbank_dana2.jpgSay hello to the Washington Post’s Dana Milbank, author of the “Washington Sketch” column, as well as the new Homo Politicus (he’s also a FishbowlDC Favorite, clearly).

What word do you routinely misspell? Mispell.

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

What time did you get up this morning? 6 am in Charlotte.

When did you last cry and why? This week, when Duncan Hunter dropped out.

How many emails do you receive a day, roughly? About 300 but I only open those with “Homo Politicus” in the subject line.

What’s your favorite letter? Letter from Birmingham Jail

What single person played the biggest role / had the biggest influence on your journalism career? Mary McGrory

When’s the last time you volunteered? Where? Every other week at Ross Elementary.

Who is your favorite active journalist? Jeff Gannon

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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)

Also, drop us a line to let us know who else you’d like FishbowlDC to interview. They must work in the Washington area and you must include their email address.


What did you have for breakfast? Gatorade.

What one toiletry item could you not live without? Nose-hair trimmer.

If you could have one superpower, which one would it be? Spidey sense.

Red or white wine? Yes, please.

PG-13 or R? Whichever my wife chooses.

Lincoln, Jefferson or Washington Memorial? FDR

Leg or breast (chicken, of course) Of course.

Friday night or Saturday night? What do you have in mind?

“Wedding Crashers” or “Old School” Wedding Crashers (the McCain scene).

The Palm or Cafe Milano? Post Pub

Yankees or Red Sox? Nats

Jenna or Barbara? Barbara (the grandmother).

McSteamy or McDreamy? No thank you.

Leno or Letterman? Since the writers strike, Letterman.

Stewart or Colbert? Neither. They won’t have Homo Politicus on their shows.

Boxers or briefs? I triangulate: Boxer-briefs.

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