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Denise Zito

(Picture of Denise Zito (right) taken with Tipper Gore at the Boar's Head Inn on September 28, 1999 in Charlottesville, Virginia)

Denise comes from a family of life-long Democrats.

Her grandmother had pictures of John Kennedy and the Pope on the dining room wall. Family political conversations were a natural part of growing up.

The first candidate she worked for was George McGovern.

She's married to David Slezak and together they have raised three liberal Democrats.

When last seen, they were waiting for the results from the 2000 Presidential election.

Proust Questionnaire (Adapted from Vanity Fair, January 2001)

 1. What is your greatest fear? That one of my children will become a Republican.
 2. What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?  Excessive self-rightousness
3. What is your greatest extravagance?  I love coats--I have lots of them.
 4. What is your favorite journey?  Paris, always Paris.
 5. What do you consider the most overrated virtue? Neatness
 6. What do you dislke most about your appearance? Where do I begin? Probably my hair, but it's hard to decide.
 7. Which living person do you most despise? Newt Gingrich
8. Who is your favorite hero of fiction? Sorry, I avoid fiction.
9. What do you consider your greatest achievement? Raising three socially responsible citizens.
10.  What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? Long car trips
11. Where would you like to live?  Boston
12.Who are your favorite writers? Adam Gopnik, Molly Ivins, Doris Kerns Goodwin, E.J. Dionne
13. Who are your heroes in real life? My aunt Pat and Hillary Clinton
14. How would you like to die? Quickly and cleanly
15. What is your motto? If it's north of Barracks Road you don't need it.
16. What is it that you most dislike? Commercialism, seeing people yell at their children in public
17. What is your greatest regret?  No regrets yet.
18. If you were to die and come back as a person or thing, what do you think it would be?  I would certainly be taller next time.

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