On Monday, I interviewed former Fox News Senior White House correspondent and current National Journal Hill correspondent Major Garrett on a variety of topics, and have been rolling the clips out all week. In the final segment of our conversation, I asked Major to tell Mediaite readers something personal about himself, quizzed him about his relationship with departed press secretary Robert Gibbs, and got the straight dope on where Garrett’s martial-sounding name came from.
One of the great things about Twitter is the way that it allows news junkies to connect with journalists on a personal level, and lets those journalists’ personalities shine through the often bone-dry information they deliver. Major Garrett has been a quick study at the platform, periodically engaging in marathon Q&A sessions with his Twitter followers. He also speaks often of his gratitude for his loyal Twitter followers, and goes out of his way to make the experience rewarding for them.
For those of you who don’t yet follow Major on Twitter (and even for those who do), I thought I’d finish our interview by asking him for an illuminating personal tidbit. While he hunted around for an answer, I took advantage by thinking up more questions, like what he would have said to Robert Gibbs on his last day in the White House, and the charming story behind Major’s militaristic moniker:
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