Say hello to Boston Globe Congressional Reporter Bobby Caina Calvan, who has also stepped in as a White House pooler. We worried when Bobby wrote us the following email this morning: “Wow, lots of questions! Won’t have time to answer all of them. How many minimum do you need?” We hoped for the best and expected the worst. But Bobby is a real quick study. He came through with flying colors in no time at all. Enjoy!
If you were a carbonated beverage, which would you be? A diet Coke – sweet but empty.
How often do you Google yourself? Who Googles themselves these days? Let alerts do it for you. (And what Google misses, my former interns and mentees inevitably find.)
What’s the worst thing you’ve ever said to an editor/boss (or vice versa)? All my interactions with my bosses are civil. I’ve even been called a gentleman – which is a good thing, right?
Who is your favorite working journalist and why? This question is like rubbing salt into the wound of non-working journalists out there. Have you no compassion for our out-of-work peers?
Do you have a favorite word? I love the word “frenetic,” mainly because I love its synonyms: frenzied, wild, frantic, mad, rabid … all great words, too.
Who would you rather have dinner with – CNN’s Candy Crowley, ABC’s Martha Raddatz or Fox News’ Megyn Kelly? Tell us why.
I’m sure they’re all lovely women with whom to break bread. Candy and Martha I’m sure would be a great conversationalists, and I’m sure Megyn might let me get a word in during dinner. But if I’m networking for the sole purpose of meeting other intelligent women in broadcast, Megyn might have to be the choice. Have you all seen this? http://www.foxnewsgirls.com
The Earth’s human population is dying out and you must save it. You will spend a romantic evening with either Scandal’s Kerry Washington, any of the women from FNC’s “The Five” or MSNBC’s S.E. Cupp. Who will it be? (None is not an option.) That’s a huge burden to put on a guy. However, Kerry Washington and I will do everything we can to save human civilization.
What swear word do you use most often? F***er!
You’ve just been told the big news: You get to have your own Sunday morning talk show. Who will be on your roundtable? (Pick four journalists or pundits types.) I’d invite Eleanor Clift and give her the time to actually say something. I’ve always felt sorry for her on the McLaughlin Group, where she’s always interrupted before she can make a point. Boys, let the woman speak!
If you could have dinner with a person who has died, who would it be?
Wow, you’re making me choose between my parents. Seems like life all over again.
Who is your favorite Boybander and why? (Ezzy, Hazy, Weigel, Attackerman, Beutler) Sigh. I had to Google all those names.
When you pig out what do you eat? The whole pig, from snout to tail. When there’s no pig roasting, a high pile of nachos smothered in beef chili, cheese and jalapeno peppers.