Willie talks to GQ about Romney, sports, drinking and Heilemann’s tie

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Willie talks to GQ about Romney, sports, drinking and Heilemann's tie
Willie talks to GQ about Romney, sports, drinking and Heilemann's tie

Willie recently talked with GQ’s Death Race blog recently about all your favorite subjects: The 2012 race, delegate math, drinking, and the sartorial proclivities of regular guests like New York Magazine’s John Heilemann and Donny Deutsch.

A couple of highlights:

On politics vs. sports:

 “I’m in politics now. Don’t get me wrong—I love sports. I obsess over sports, but politics now for five years has been what consumes my day. I love it. Landing on Morning Joe wasn’t a fluke. I was a poli sci major in college. I interned at CBS political unit, covered conventions. I produced a political show before this for msnbc with Tucker Carlson. I have a sports background, though. The first five years of my career were in sports.”

On a possible dress code for the show:

No. We’re far beyond that dress code. When Joe goes to the Morning Joe fleece or the tattered golf shirt that he’s been wearing around Pensacola for a decade, it’s hard to enforce a dress code on anybody else.

On a Morning Joe drinking game:

There’s one. Every time Joe mentions he was in Congress. We have a little ding that goes up. Every time he says, ‘You know in 1994, when I was in Congress…’ Ding! Drink. Now he preempts us and says, ‘Get’s your drinks ready!’ We have that one. That’s a good one. People have gotten shit faced off it.

Read the rest over on the GQ Death Race blog

Willie talks to GQ about Romney, sports, drinking and Heilemann's tie

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