Friday, September 30, 2011

The Pitch Questionnaire: Mike Talboy

Talboy talks about his bulldog sidekick and why he wants to mess with Texas.

Posted By on Fri, Sep 30, 2011 at 6:00 AM

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Occupation: Missouri state representative and lawyer

Hometown: Boise, Idaho

Current neighborhood: Midtown

Who or what is your sidekick? Emma, an American bulldog

What career would you choose in an alternate reality? NFL owner

What was the last local restaurant you patronized? Blue Koi

Where do you drink? The Quaff and the Drop

Favorite arts organization: The Kansas City Ballet

Favorite place to spend a significant portion of your paycheck: Conveniently Natural and the grocery

Where do you like to take out-of-town guests? Blue Koi or La Fonda el Taquito

Finish this sentence: “Kansas City screwed up when it …” Deferred water, sewer and other infrastructure improvements.

“Kansas City got it right when it … ” Elected Sly James mayor.

__________ take up a lot of space in my iTunes: Audiobooks, Jimi Hendrix and Tom Petty

What movie do you watch at least once a year? Miracle

Celebrity you’d like to take on a gondola ride: Bill Clinton

Favorite person or thing to follow on Twitter: Kris Ketz

Person or thing you find really irritating at this moment: Anyone in the administration at the University of Texas

What subscription — print, digital, etc. — do you value most? Rolling Stone

What was the most important thing you learned in school? To remember true intelligence is taking what you learn and figuring out how to apply it.

“People might be surprised to know that I …” Love the UFC.

Describe a recent triumph: We finally passed the Missouri Science and Innovation Reinvestment Act. I’ve been in five years, and I’ve worked on it every year that I’ve been down there. It’s a huge accomplishment that the speaker, the floor leader and I were able to get together and get that done.

Talboy, the House minority leader, was elected to the Missouri General Assembly in 2006.

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