Lisa De Pasquale

Oh, there you are! This one’s easy: a sexy, silver lock of John Gibson’s perfect hair. Don’t know if that qualifies as “pop culture”. But our adventures have always involved a lot of “culture”, and our relationship certainly has a lot of “pop” to it.

5. What's your current “guilty pleasure” non-news television show?

“Real Dogs, Real Hotels: The True Stories Behind The Groundbreaking Film”. It’s on Bravo, and it constantly challenges my ideas of what “dogs” and “hotels” are.

6. Which movie, television or rock star would cause you to lose your ability to speak if you ever met?

Movie: Any of the dogs in HFD. Television: Ernie. Actually…maybe, Bert. Rock Star: Celine Dion. DUH!

7. What was the first rock concert you ever attended and where did you sit and who went with you?

Crosby, Stills & Nash at Ravinia in Highland Park…I think. Maybe Clapton at Rosemont Horizon. We start drinking at an early age in the Midwest so, truth be told, all of my grade school/high school concerts were very black-outy. It’s called wasting money on a ticket, America. Look into it.

8. Tell me about a public or private moment when you thought to yourself, "This is what Elvis felt like every day.”

Every time I’m sitting on the toilet while eating a fried peanut butter and banana sandwich.

9. What advice do you remember your mother or father giving you? Did you take it?

“Don’t eat the worm.” And, yes, mom. I refuse to do it to this day. GOD. She’s such a pest!

10. What’s the coolest thing you’ve been able to do because of your role in the media?

First pitch for the White Sox for Red-Eye and Maxim, cage diving with Great White Sharks for Stuff magazine, and finding the long ago gift of a churchwarden pipe, from my dearly departed Godfather, on the walls of Keens’ Steakhouse for the New York Times. Thanks for the gig, Pinch!

11. Many have said that Washington D.C. is like Hollywood for ugly people. How do you think DC is like Hollywood? How is it different?

Both cities are lousy with actors. And most of them aren’t very good actors, at that.

12. Which is more difficult: Being a conservative in the entertainment industry or being a liberal at Fox News?

Neither is all that hard, I think. Unless you like to complain. And in that case…do you have an hour? Seriously. We could do dinner or something. Don’t even need to talk about work. Do you like Italian?

Lisa De Pasquale

Lisa De Pasquale is is a writer in Alexandria, VA. Miss De Pasquale was previously the director of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), where she oversaw all aspects of the conference from June 2006 to April 2011. Prior to CPAC, she was the program director of the Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute. In 2010, she was named a “Rising Star” by Campaigns & Elections magazine in their annual list of top political leaders under 35. She has written articles for and Townhall Magazine, Human Events, The Daily Caller, Washingtonian, the St. Augustine Record, The Washington Times, The Houston Chronicle, and the Tallahassee Democrat. Originally from Florida, Miss De Pasquale received a B.A. from Flagler College in St. Augustine.

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