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Jonathan Kaplan: The FishbowlDC Interview

kaplnapic.jpg Say hello to The Hill’s Jonathan Kaplan.

How many suits do you own? five suits (three fit), one tux, and two nice-but-khaki summer suits

What word do you routinely misspell? embarrass, I can’t remember if there are two r’s. Luckily, I rarely am.

Did you see Brokeback Mountain? Yes.

Did you see The Da Vinci Code? No. The mullet on Tom Hanks was distracting in the trailers.

What’s the name of your cell phone ring? Vibrate. Anything else wouldn’t do…

What time did you get up this morning? Late. 7:22.

When did you last cry and why? When the Dillon Panthers won the championship game on Friday Night Lights.

Which of the seven deadly sins are you? I don’t think Jews believe in that stuff.

Beach, city or country? Beach, far and away.

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

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)


What color is your bathroom? Pale green.

How many emails do you receive a day, roughly? 100, but only 20 are worth reading.

What’s your opinion of New York City? I like it in small doses, but I generally feel like a rube when I visit; it’s too hip for me.

What’s your favorite letter? J

What single person played the biggest role / had the biggest influence on your journalism career? Lance Armstrong. Without scoring an interview with him in 2001 and selling it to Maxim and the NYTimes, I doubt I’d be where I am. But you never know.

Have you ever downloaded a podcast? If so, which one? Friday NIght Lights.

Who’s your all-time favorite American Idol candidate? I never got into that program.

When’s the last time you volunteered? Where? I voluntarily give unsolicited advice all the time. To Everyone. Everywhere.

Who is your favorite active journalist? Mike Abramowitz, Chuck Babington, Joe Drape

What did you have for breakfast? english muffin with peanut butter, cliff bar

What’s your favorite item of clothing? Nike dri-fit long sleeved t-shirts

What one toiletry item could you not live without? Mach 3 razor

If you could have one superpower, which one would it be? To be invisible — can you imagine being able to sneak into the cloakroom?
alas, that would be cheating.

Better role model: GIJoe? Barbie? GI Joe.

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