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WTF Central: “Baby with blowpops coming out of its head.”Rare‘s Tabitha Hale.

Reporter accidentally leaves home unlocked

“The moment you discover you left the keys in the front door all night … #eek” — Fox News’ Shannon Bream, who covers the Supreme Court.

This is a good thing, right?

“The men’s room at a New Kids on the Block concert is more empty than the Obama Administration’s foreign policies.” — Cameron Gray, producer and reporter for NRA News.

The Observer

“Is it just me or are trends getting stupider?” — BuzzFeed‘s Evan McMorris-Santoro in reaction to this from ABC: “Experts Warn Eyeball Licking Trend Can Injure the Eye, Damage Sight.”

“‘When we get to questions and answers, [pool reporter] is going to leave and we can talk about what you want to talk about,’ Biden in Calif.” — Washington Examiner White House Correspondent Brian Hughes.

Quote taken way out of context

“A rectal-vaginal fistula is worse.” — WaPo “humor” columnist Gene Wengarten.

Fun times at a glance: flag-making

“Thanks to @Hyatt #Lost Pines — great family getaway. Flag-making, fishing, nighttime deer & armadillo spotting in the golf carts!” — Conservative radio host Laura Ingraham.

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Two Bros Out in the Storm

When The Guardian‘s and Salon‘s Jim Newell and obvious daredevil Dylan Byers of Politico contemplated venturing out last night on Capitol Hill, an older journo had words of wisdom.

You could tell Newell was getting restless when he wrote, “I guess the dearth of DC storm tweeters means nothing too bad is happening! (In Columbia Heights at least or wherever you fuckers live).”

Around 10:30 p.m. when Byers announced that he was contemplating heading out, Newell jumped at the chance to hang out with such a cool cat. Byers: “Alright, folks, venturing out for a Capitol Hill #Sandy report. Pictures TK. Can’t promise anything like New York.” Newell: “Are you going to the actual Hill or just around the neighborhood?” he asked. “I kind of want to go out and see too.”

Byers soon wound up at Tunnicliff’s Tavern. UPDATE and CORRECTION: Around 2:30 p.m. we heard back from Newell, who said he never made it out last night. Why did he take so damn long getting back to us? “Sorry, I was sleeping,” he replied. (We have changed the copy to reflect that Newell never made it to the bar.)

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From USA TODAY‘s Jackie Kucinich, who writes, “Good to know…”

Travel Taunting: “Shockingly large number of air travel rookies today. Guy from Bloomberg: ‘Do I have to take my laptop out?’” — National Review‘s Jonah Goldberg. Wino Watch: “Dulles bar near gate to Tampa uncorking vino already. Here comes the press!” — Washington Examiner “Washington Secrets” writer Paul Bedard.

Ana off the wagon?

“@ananavarro: In my mathematic formula: Should always pack more shoes than days for a convention. Same holds for bottles of wine.”#approve — The Guardian‘s Ana Marie Cox. Ana Navarro is a Republican pundit for CNN.

Deep Travel Thoughts: “Try to not point out flaws in stupid shit on airplanes right after boarding if you want your flight to take off on time. Or at all.” — House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa‘s (R-Calif.) Press Sec. Becca Glover Watkins. And from Sen. Orrin Hatch‘s (R-Utah) Comm Dir. and Senior Advisor Antonia Ferrier: “Airports on little sleep is a bad idea.”

“A quad of talent in Tampa.” — NBC Audio OP Steve Mitnick. The photograph includes NBC Correspondents Chuck Todd, Kelly O’Donnell, NBC News Senate Producer Libby Leist and NBC Producer Doug Adams.

Tampa Hair and the fight against humidity

“Getting hair and makeup done for @CNN with @crowleyCNN in an hour. Artists putting up a valiant fight against humidity.” — WaPo‘s Karen Tumulty.

“Uh oh forgot my flat iron. There is going to be some serious crazy Zito hair going on in Tampa.” — Pittsburgh Tribune-Review‘s Salena Zito.

Speaking of a good blowdry…

“I can probably put down blowdrying rain-soaked shoes as one of the few things I will not miss about living in this city.” — Former TWT White House reporter Kara Rowland, a gradate student at the London School of Economics.

What could possibly go wrong? “Renting a car for the next two weeks. Haven’t driven in something like 3 years.” — Ashley McCollum, press manager for BuzzFeed.

Tampa-wear: What should she wear?

“Packing for Tampa. Help me out, tweeps: What does one wear to a hurricane?” — BuzzFeed‘s newest scribe Rebecca Berg.

From L to R: Benjy Sarlin, Sara Libby and Evan McMorris-Santoro. “Good morning Team @TPM! #travel buddies.” — Roll Call’s Meredith Shiner.

Hurricane Watch: “Hurricane, meet Hurricane. Speaker Newt ‘I will be the nominee” Gingrich on my plane to Tampa.’” — The Hill‘s Managing Editor Bob Cusack.

Poor Howie! Alone with a bagel.

“The sad sight of Howard Kurtz eating a bagel alone in a Holiday Inn at 7am.” — The Guardian‘s Richard Adams. Meanwhile, Howiella is en route to Tampa. “On a flight to Tampa with @BobCusack and @thehill Editor-in-Chief Hugo Gurdon.#partytime” — The Hill‘s gossip scribe Judy Kurtz (a.k.a. Howiella, Howlma, Howeesha, etc..)

Huh, really?  

“If you are a political reporter, Tampa is the place to be this week. #protip” — Newsweek‘s Eli Lake.

Corn lost, pissed without MSNBC

“And this damn hotel doesn’t have MSNBC. Just Fox and CNN. Figures. We’re blowing the joint this AM.” — Mother Jones D.C. Bureau Chief and MSNBC Contributor David Corn.

WORLDS COLLIDE

“Sitting next to @BretBaier on flight to Tampa. A very nice guy. By the way, live @CNNSitRoom 6PM ET today. He’s not live today.” — CNN’s Wolf Blitzer.

Hallelujah! TBD Twitter account officially sinks. Who cares that it happened two weeks after its death?

Radio host is all ears

“I talk on the radio but most impt thing I do is listen, esp on matters of Race. And if you listen carefully you even hear what’s left unsaid.” — NPR’s Michele Norris.

The admission: “Going on CNN’s ‘Reliable Sources with Howard Kurtz’ this morning to say regrettable things I will certainly try to weasel out of.” — Politico‘s Roger Simon.

Journo needs The Weather Channel

“Seems to be getting windy in Tampa this morning. What’s that about?” — CNBC and NYT‘s John Harwood.

A new airport game: Spot the Reporter

“ON WAY TO TAMPA: 20-something girls near me in airport were briefly playing ‘spot the reporter.’ Guess lack of ‘press’ hat disguised me?” — CNN’s Lisa Desjardins.

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Roland Martin, a CNN Contributor and host of Washington Watch, dons a hoodie for his show. Picture posted by photog Lauren Burke.

Lehman engaged

“So yeah, in the past week I became (officially) engaged and got a book deal. 2012 rocks!” — Bookforum Editor Chris Lehman. As many know, last summer word leaked that he and his ex-wife, The Guardian‘s Ana Marie Cox, had split up. The working title for Lehman’s upcoming book is The Money Cult. More on that here.

Self-Appointed Media Critic

“George @gStephanopoulos doesn’t lead the #ThisWeek panel discussion, he participates as a Democratic partisan.” — Former U.N. Spokesman and HuffPost Contributor Richard Grenell. His solution: “ABCNews should make @CokieRoberts the #ThisWeek host.”

That lucky bastard Dick Cheney

“71-year-old man qualifies for a heart transplant? Gee, I hope Dick Cheney realizes how lucky he is. Sixty-five is the limit for many.” — Politico columnist Roger Simon.

Travel Woes

“6 years after checking my bag, i arrive at the gate. #Dulles” — ABC News’s Jake Tapper en route to Seoul.

Journo back on her feet

“First spinning class since getting out of the foot. Wish me luck!” — USA Today travel writer Nancy Trejos.

Radio scribe needs his Zzzz’s

“Need to go to bed b4 my blood pressure explodes. Stay safe, everyone – especially if you’re exercising your right to wear hoodies or hijabs.” — NPR’s Andy Carvin.

Two thumbs down for Woody Allen movie

“All those people who said Midnight In Paris was any good: it turns out you were wrong. Spectacularly.” — The Guardian‘s Richard Adams.

Shirley snoozes in D.C.

“#FS follow Sunday: @brikeilarcnn @beckybcnn traveling with Obama in South Korea for CNN. Lots going on over there while we snooze in dc.” — CNN’s Shirley Henry, wife of FNC’s Ed Henry.

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Journo finds horse shit in WaPo

Jim Newell, this could win a ‘reverse Pulitzer’ for shittiest article of 2012.” — The Guardian‘s Richard Adams to the ex-Gawker Political Editor. Adams linked to a WaPo story by ex-Style Editor turned campaign trail writer Ned Martel about Ann Romney and her deep love of horses. Romney is strangely into dressage…which is, er, horse ballet.

Rush’s bro stirs the pot

“At some point, conservatives better realize how organized the left is & how determined they are to silence our side. We ignore at our peril.” — Lawyer and syndicated columnist David Limbaugh, who will likely talk to you on the record providing you’re a conservative journalist.

Journo discusses blowjob workshop

“And then the term ‘blowjob workshop’ came up. Apparently one was covered by a journo here. Huzzah!” — WaPo Express‘s Clinton Yates, who previously tweeted about “fisting.” We have no words for this one.

Emily issues a special warning!

“Warning: the season finale of #Bachelor airs now and I will watch and tweet even though US Weekly spoiled the end.” — TWT‘s Senior Opinion Editor Emily Miller.

Journo Clusterf&%k!

FNC’s Ed Henry: “Wait WHAT??: After answering Q on Afghan, Santorum said: “I’m the only person in this race that has any experience as commander in chief”. BuzzFeed’s Zeke Miller: “Erin McPike reports Santorum said ‘TO BE’ commander in chief. RCP’s Erin McPike: “Ed Henry, we listened to it several times – it was ‘to be.’ That was my mistake.”

Perplexing…

“I don’t understand people who exercise at the gym wearing jeans and a long sleeve shirt, or boots for that matter.” — Don Irvine.

Classic Dave Hughes: The Thief

“CNN lifts commentator Roland Martin’s suspension after homophobic Tweet during Super Bowl” — DCRTV’s Dave Hughes acting like he broke the news that CNN has lifted Roland Martin‘s suspension. Watch out, D.C. scribes. Traditional attribution rules apparently don’t apply to him.

Journo sets goals for himself. Are they elusive?

“Goal: Someday, I will have ‘people’ who file expenses for me. I’ll also have children, who will make expenses for me.” — Military TimesDan Lamothe.

Journos conjure up stupid questions for Carney

“Jay, was Bo’s run across the South Lawn yesterday an official event or a political one?#thingsthatwontgetasked” — NBC News’s Shawna Thomas. “Who paid for the pooper scooper and plastic baggies?!?!” — Politico‘s Jennifer Epstein.

Unnecessary Tweet of the Day

“I’m at Blue Duck Tavern (Washington, DC) 4sq.com/zmFC8p” — Washington Life‘s Executive Editor Michael Clements.

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Quotes of the Day — The Mostly Herman Cain Edition

A “kid aide” shields Cain from the media at NPC.

Cain shielded from media

“#HermanCain has kid aide, red rope blocking anyone from approaching his side of head table.” — Chicago Sun-Times Washington Bureau Chief Lynn Sweet, who snapped the above photograph.

Drudge Whores

“Drudge interested in the Cain story.” — Politico‘s Ben Smith. Politico did land top billing on Drudge:POLITICO: Two Women Accused Cain of Inappropriate Behavior…Reporter: ‘We’re Not Going To Get Into Details Of Exactly What Happened’…”

The Judge

“Nothing proclaims self-confident innocence like a refusal to answer questions.” –  David Frum.

Politico‘s Lobby is for Animal Lovers

“Puppies in the @Politico lobby!” — Politico Pro’s Dan Berman. Some may recall that there was recently a penguin in Politico‘s lobby.

Reporters treated like sh&% at AEI-Cain event?

“AEI now barring several reporters from leaving until Cain does. AEI has really had Cain’s back today.” — TPM‘s Evan McMorris-Santoro.

“Note to AEI press officials: you can’t control the subjects the press ask. & if you try you look like the Russians.” — L.A.-based HuffPost blogger Richard Grenell.

“AEI staff not letting reporters out until Cain leaves. Blocking exits.” — Yahoo! News’s Chris Moody.

Who landed Cain? Washington journos who interviewed GOP Presidential contender Herman Cain last night: FNC’s Greta Van Susteren and PBS’s Judy Woodruff. More about his TV appearances in the last 24 hours here.

While Washington spent the day obsessed with Cain, WTOP’s dirty mind went here: “Better sex, health with caveman diet, restaurant claims.” Read here.

Capehart boasts about tie to Mitchell

“Vintage Gucci, Andrea” — WaPo‘s Jonathan Capehart to NBC Chief Foreign Correspondent Andrea Mitchell after she complimented him on his orange Halloween tie on her program Monday.

Fun and Games

“I’m vaguely familiar with the Sheriff. #ButNotTheDeputy #CainSchool” — Mother Jones‘s Washington Bureau Chief David Corn couldn’t stop providing examples of “Cain School.” Pretty funny sequence of Tweets, actually.

The Media Critic

“Greta Van S on Fox News doing a good job working over Cain, giving him as much rope as he wants.” — The Guardian‘s Richard Adams on Van Susteren’s interview with Cain last night.

Hazy is the “Hot Maddow”

“New issue of Rolling Stone labels @chrislhayes the “Hot Maddow.” #okaythen” — Slate‘s Dave Weigel on fellow Boybander MSNBC’s Chris Hayes, who has slowly but surely been morphing into colleague Rachel Maddow.

Unnecessary Tweet of the Day

“I cant decide if I should wear rollerblades to the bars tonight or not.” — Katherine Kennedy. Light bulb: Maybe Corn can help you with that and you can help him with his TV purchase.


 

 

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Journos react to bizarre Cain ad

“Cain ad with chief of staff smoking attempts to make pitch to sullen teenagers.” — The Hill‘s Associate Editor Ian Swanson on Herman Cain‘s weird new smoking ad. He links here.

“Herman Cain’s smoking gum: the dumbest ad in the history of politics.” — The Guardian’s Richard Adams.

“I still say @TheHermanCain’s smile was the most entertaining part of the smoking ad.” — Roll Call‘s David Drucker.

Best of Lululemon murder trial tweets

From WTOP’s Neal Augenstein: “Books being read in courtroom during #Lululemon jury selection: 4 Blondes by Candace Bushnell, and Dreamfever by Karen Marie Moning.” And this…”Topics of discussion between potential #Lululemon jurors — the size of a dog’s paws, and the political future of Md Atty Genl Doug Gansler.” Follow Neal at @AugensteinWTOP.

One of our readers writes in on Twitter: “In the middle of a conference call, still, and I see the “tweets and tits” story. Thanks for causing me to choke on Cheez Its.” The story he’s referring to is this one. Another reader writes in from Napa Valley… “I’m in wine country in northern California. Sometimes, I come across, read items like this one and just wish that the whole bunch of em on the Hill could just chill out for a week (or much more) in the Napa Valley. Say, Calistoga, where they could all jump into a hot mud bath and splash mud at one another to vent all those pent-up aggressions and emotions. Please be sure to let the Calistoga resort owner know when Congress is coming. I’m sure they’ll want to be sure they have enough mud on hand!”

Ifill tries to one up Booker

“Lovely day today in Newark. (there, beat you to it @corybooker)” — PBS’s Gwen Ifill.

Uh oh.

“What goes around, comes around….That is my philosophy at the moment.” — The Daily Caller‘s Pat McMahon.

Journo hears beatings for greetings

“Voicemail says ‘to administer personal greetings press 3,’ but it sounds like ‘beatings’ which I suppose is what was on Qaddafi’s voicemail” — Slate and CBS’s John Dickerson.

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Anyone lost a bunny?

“If anyone in NW DC has lost a cute bunny rabbit, it’s hopping around on grass at 18th and R.” — The Guardian‘s Richard Adams in a Wednesday tweet.

New journo practices

“OK, so do other editors also get story pitches by text message now? Is this a thing?” — The Atlantic Senior Editor Garance Franke-Ruta in a Wednesday tweet.

I have my eye on you, spam

“Twitter spam with an alleged warning about something bad being said about me on a blog will soooo NOT work.” — GOP pundit Kevin Madden in a Wednesday tweet.

Out of Context Quote

“but seriously, the most important one is the neck pillow. :) ” — ABC News White House Correspondent Jake Tapper in a Wednesday tweet.

Unnecessary Tweet of the Day

“I do not know who thought to put thyme in a cocktail, but it is delicious.” — Roll Call‘s Jessica Estepa in a Wednesday tweet.

On Tapper’s advice to young reporters

“I am really old when @jaketapper is the guy giving avuncular advice to ‘young reporters.’ @jaketapper *is* a young reporter.” – The Daily Caller‘s Mickey Kaus in a Wednesday tweet. Tapper provided tips Wednesday for young reporters on the campaign trail which we will run shortly.

Cue up the violins

“Dear Firefox, it’s over. We’re through. Five crashes in one morning? Any helpful advice on Safari vs. Chrome?” — The Times of London‘s Matt Spence in a Wednesday tweet.

Long Winded Journalism

“Better call a @DailyCaller staff meeting, I got a mean deuce brewing.” — Mediaite‘s Tommy Christopher in a Wednesday tweet. He wrote a story on The Daily Caller‘s coverage of Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) possibly passing gas on MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow show. Some Daily Caller reporters bristled at Christopher’s assessment of their story. Christopher tried to joke, but it was a bit late. “I kid because I love,” he wrote.

The Gentleman

“Let the record show I agreed to change seats so a little girl could sit next to her mother. Please alert the Nobel Committee.” — CBS White House Radio Reporter Mark Knoller in a Wednesday tweet.

The Observer

“Have to say: Bachmann Newsweek cover looks even worse on newsstand surrounded by other mags.” — The LAT and Chicago Tribune‘s James Oliphant in a Wednesday tweet.

Journo advertises low GPA

“As someone who graduated college w/ a 2.5 gpa it amazes me number of grad students/professors who follow me on twitter.” — Labor Journalist Mike Elk in a Wednesday tweet.

Pink sandals are a hit for WaPo fashion writer

“My new neon pink @maraisusa sandals are getting tons of love from strangers today. Guess my random @ebay purchases can be a good thing.” — WaPo Fashion writers Janet Bennett Kelly and Holly Thomas in a Wednesday tweet.

You know it’s August when…

“I really needed these Lays Dill Pickle chips and they needed me.” — WaPo Express’ Sara Schwartz in a Wednesday tweet.

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A Convo Between Two Journos

Today’s conversation is between The Guardian’s Richard Adams and NYT’s Brian Stelter.

Stelter: Unconfirmed: There are 2 yfrog pics of a tiger on a street, allegedly after London Zoo break-in. [Accompanied by the picture above] Adams: @brianstelter seriously, you can’t just retweet nonsense and put “unconfirmed” in front. Stelter: @RichardA it was a mistake, and I tweeted the correction within two minutes. I’m sorry.

NPR’s Carvin is known for live tweeting violence

“Oh dear. Now @acarvin is Twitter-reporting the #londonriots. From the Arab Spring to the London Summer. Things must be bad.” — The Guardian‘s Matthew Wells in a Monday tweet about NPR’s tweeting maniac Andy Carvin.

A question about Luke

“The House got rid of its Page program? I’m confused. Does this mean @LukeRussert got fired?” — William K. Wolfrum, a Brazil based journo who has been published in the Boston Globe, Alan Colmes’ Liberaland and HuffPost.

And this…While HuffPost‘s Sam Stein promotes the new HuffPost iPad app, conservative pundit Kevin Madden naturally cries bias. “Media bias!!” writes Madden in response to HuffPost Publicist Stein, who wrote: “HuffPost has a new ipad app. It is awesome.” Find it here.

Contributor points out program pitfalls

“Grrr After the indulgence of guest hosting hour long show I’m frustrated by reality of 3min guest segments. #hardball” — MSNBC Contributor and The Nation Columnist Melissa Harris-Perry in a Monday tweet.

Bio of the Day

TNR‘s Seyward Darby: “Online Editor at The New Republic, writing about politics and education reform. Not so minor side obsessions with bad TV and Eastern Europe.”

Boybander has bank troubles

“Ah, the reporter’s life. Unable to use credit card. Call bank. They put a hold on it b/c of all these transactions in strange cities.” — Slate‘s Dave Weigel in a Monday tweet.

Paul Bedard loves the Washington Examiner

“New Washington Examiner political site kicks butt, launched a day before it co-sponsors Iowa GOP debate.” — U.S. News & World Report‘s Paul Bedard has a continued love affair with the Washington Examiner. See the site here.

Disgruntled journo

“On the phone with @VerizonSupport @Verizon again. Going on—what, 4 months of paying for DSL without getting any?” — The Daily Caller‘s Mary Katharine Ham in a Monday tweet. She also wrote, “For the record, the strike didn’t affect my Verizon phone customer service at all. Plenty of people to talk to & no help, as usual.”

Invented Summer Superlative

One of our avid Twitter followers, Donald Edmond, a lawyer in town, came up with the following: “Journalist most likely to go to the Cap Lounge & order a soy Banana Daiquiri? @ezraklein #EzraWearsOnesies”

How hot is Washington?

“Walking through DC in August will give you a pretty good idea of what it’s like to take a bath in donut glaze.”– Reason Magazine’s Peter Suderman in a Monday tweet.

Reporter dresses someone down

“Don’t spam me about your Michele Bachmann blog if you don’t have the decency to link me. You know who you are.” — Mediaite‘s White House Correspondent Tommy Christopher in a Monday tweet.

Sayonara Pages

“In the 19th Century, some pages would go to Capitol Hill watering holes to summon lawmakers back to the Capitol to vote.” — FNC’s Chad Pergram in a Monday tweet.

The FishbowlDC Interview with NJ’s Jim O’Sullivan

Say hello to NJ Daily’s Chief Analyst Jim O’Sullivan. Over steel-cut Irish oatmeal, I pepper the blond-hair, blue-eyed scribe with questions about his career trajectory, whether or not he’s ever been arrested and what he thinks of Hollywood’s minor obsession with films set in Boston. I got answers to most of those questions, but not all. He has an unusual response to questions he doesn’t care to answer. Suddenly he’s the editor and insists that this intro is supposed to be brief.

The clean-cut O’Sullivan believes in old-school journalism principles and takes professionalism seriously. But back in February he wrote and filed a story with the following nut graph: In many ways, the base warfare is the embodiment of a political reality already apparent in the 112th Congress: despite the president’s sermons of bipartisan optimism, and the likelihood that at least some mutation of is essential to alleviating the country’s fiscal ills, it’s still a place where people like to fuck with each other.  His editor, Terence Samuel, promptly emailed him the offending words in blown up War font. O’Sullivan meant to change that “fuck with each other” part.

O’Sullivan grew up in Cohasset, Mass., 15 miles south of Boston. He has seen all the Boston-made movies and says you can’t believe everything you watch: “They try awful hard, but you sort of have to detach yourself from any local knowledge because otherwise the accents and the high speed chases through the North End render the whole thing pretty unbelievable,” he says in his own faint Bostonian accent. By far the most interesting thing about him, he says,  is his college roommate. “Like how is that not one of your lead-off questions?” he says in a subsequent email, apparently shifting back into editor mode. His roommate at Boston College was Kofi Kingston, a Ghanaian-born professional wrestler and WWE Intercontinental Champion. (Watch Kingston wrestle in a spectacularly skimpy green getup here.)

O’Sullivan came to NJ from State House News Service in Boston in September 2010. He had never lived anywhere else apart from a term abroad to Galway, Ireland. He won’t talk specifics about the interview process in Washington. “If you like covering politics then this is a pretty damn good place to be,” he says, explaining that the publication’s “tight, balanced” coverage of government drew him to the job. His career began at 14 covering sports when a neighbor got him a big break with one of the local papers.

Aside from that college roommate, O’Sullivan has had other brushes with famous people. His next door neighbor in college was “The View’s” Elizabeth Hasselbeck. O’Sullivan was nothing but chivalrous concerning the shoveling of her driveway.

If you were a carbonated beverage which would you be? OK Cola.

How often do you Google yourself? I did before answering this question, to make sure I was still CEO of Mazda. Dude probably gets some of my hate mail.

What’s the worst thing you’ve ever said to an editor (or vice versa)? Just about every time I’ve ever had a correction sticks with me and none is a pleasant memory. “I got it wrong” is pretty much as bad as it gets.

Who is your favorite working journalist? My older sister. If my younger sister would stop healing the sick and get into the family business, I’d have to call it a tie. But for now, Kate O’Sullivan (Williams) of CFO Magazine.

Do you have a favorite word? Negative [Meaning he doesn’t haven’t one.]

Who would you rather have dinner with – First Lady Michelle Obama or Bestselling Author and former V.P. candidate Sarah Palin? Organic FLOTUS or Super Bowl FLOTUS? Because if it’s the former, I’d have to say Palin. But the White House spread on Super Bowl Sunday was enviable.

What’s the name of your cell phone ring? Vibrate or silent, usually.

When did you last cry and why? Tuesday. Completely spontaneously.  Walking past Tortilla Coast and just lost it.

Find out why he considers himself  “passively Irish.”

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