Say hello to Bloomberg News’s Margaret Carlson. A longtime figure in Washington, she hardly needs an introduction. She prefers Alec Baldwin to Steve Martin (romantically speaking, that is). She had a strong feeling about that two-timing former Sen. John Edwards long before it was fashionable. And please, she’s not from Sweden.
If you were a carbonated beverage which would you be? Dr. Pepper for the pepper part which journalists should have.
What joy to bring tears to the eyes of the Wall Street bankers who destroyed everyone’s 401ks.
How often do you Google yourself?nI Amazoned myself when I had a book out. As for Googling, not much. I just did, however, and learned that I was born in Sweden, have written columns I would rather forget and wore glasses way too large in the 80s.
Who is your favorite working journalist? Michael Kinsley
Did you see “Twilight” and “New Moon?” If so, who is more your type, Edward or Jacob? I’m more concrete in my movie-going. My last was “It’s Complicated.” I want to be Meryl Streep but end up with Alec Baldwin (instead of Steve Martin). This is not because Martin doesn’t have his own charms but because his architect character was the jump-the-shark plot point. Streep’s kitchen was
the most perfect this side of Martha Stewart Living. No one would have
changed as much as a copper pot.
Who would you rather have dinner with – First Lady Michelle Obama or bestselling author and former V.P. candidate Sarah Palin? Palin to find out if she really doesn’t read newspapers or know the difference between North and South Korea.
When did you last cry and why? For real, when my daughter married the man of her (and my) dreams and at Invictus when Nelson Mandela (Morgan Freeman) wins the World Cup. I’m a sap, if you haven’t noticed.
What word do you routinely misspell? Occasionally. Did I prove my point?
What’s the name of your cell phone ring? It’s a free one from ATT, the only free thing about my account with them.
What swear word do you use most often? Yikes.
What word or phrase do you overuse? Exactly.
What TV show do you have to watch? Morning Joe in, obviously, the morning. At night Law & Oder reruns because you switch on the TV and there it is. The new season of 24 for a dramatic version of Washington and the soothing refrain “Damn it, Chloe.” And John Stewart at 11 which I always regret when I’m too tired to watch the first hour of Morning Joe.
Where do you shop most often for your clothes? J.Crew.
Read more about Carlson and her initially awkward interview with Katherine Hepburn after the jump…