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Diana West: The FishbowlDC Interview

IN4J4771.jpgSay hello to Diana West, Washington Times columnist and CNN contributor to “Lou Dobbs Tonight.” Her new book is called “The Death of the Grown-Up: How America’s Arrested Development Is Bringing Down Western Civilization.”

What word do you routinely misspell? Grey. Gray?

What’s the name of your cell phone ring? Ding dong.

What time did you get up this morning? The same time as our Golden Retriever pup.

When did you last cry and why? Watching “Counterfeit Traitor” Saturday night.

How many emails do you receive a day, roughly? 40.

What’s your favorite letter? It’s a tie among the vowels.

What single person played the biggest role / had the biggest influence on your journalism career? Irving Kristol, who gave me my first job.

When’s the last time you volunteered? Where? Last year, kids’ school.

Who is your favorite active journalist? Are there “active” journalists? Just kidding.

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)

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? Coffee.

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

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

Red or white wine? Both, but not at the same time.

PG-13 or R? What happened to subtle?

Lincoln, Jefferson or Washington Memorial? Jefferson.

Leg or breast (chicken, of course) Of course

Friday night or Saturday night? Friday.

“Wedding Crashers” or “Old School” Missed them both.

The Palm or Cafe Milano? Missed them both.

Yankees or Red Sox? Yanks.

Jenna or Barbara? Barney

McSteamy or McDreamy? McFlurry.

Leno or Letterman? Whoever has me on his show first.

Stewart or Colbert? Past my bedtime

Boxers or briefs? The Clinton Legacy lives on.

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