Say hello to Politico‘s media writer Keach Hagey, a native of Evansville, Ind. She came to Washington from The National newspaper in Abu Dhabi, where she was covering the business of media in the Middle East. Previously she wrote for CBS.com and the Village Voice. We wouldn’t have guessed this, but she prefers the cuss word, “motherfucker” as well as the word, “pork.” Well done. Read on.
If you were a carbonated beverage which would you be? Ginger beer
How often do you Google yourself? Occasionally.
What’s the worst thing you’ve ever said to an editor (or vice versa) “I can’t cover that zoning board meeting tonight because I have band practice.”
Who is your favorite working journalist? William T. Vollman
Do you have a favorite word? Pork. I don’t eat it, but I like to say it. I just think it’s a well-constructed group of letters, in the same way that Drew Barrymore’s character in “Donnie Darko” likes the words “cellar door.”
Who would you rather have dinner with – First Lady Michelle Obama or Bestselling Author and former V.P. candidate Sarah Palin? Palin.
What’s the name of your cell phone ring? The fake old timey phone sound that comes on the Blackberry.
When did you last cry and why? Three days ago, while watching “Out of Africa” for the first time. So embarrassing.
What word do you routinely misspell? Across.
What swear word do you use most often? Motherfucker.
What word or phrase do you overuse? See above.
What TV show do you have to watch? True Blood.
Where do you shop most often for your clothes? Beacon’s Closet.
Whom do you prefer for daytime talk, Dr. Phil, Ellen, Oprah, Tyra or the women of The View? The View. Barbara Walters has no peer.
Pick one: Leno, Letterman or Conan? Letterman.
If you were trapped on a deserted island, which public official would you want to be trapped with and why? Haley Barbour, assuming he brings his whiskey.
Who is your mentor? Wayne Barrett, Dave Blum, Michelle Johnson
What’s the best advice you ever received in the course of your career? Don’t take no for an answer.
Read more about Keach after the jump…