By Betsy Rothstein - 05/13/08 05:11 PM EDT
Latta: I’m not sure you should answer questions like that — could get you in trouble quickly. There are a lot of people who have unique and diverse characters. It would be tough to say.
What did you want to be when you were growing up?
Latta: Maybe a cowboy.
If you were going to be played in a movie, who would you want to play you?
Latta: I don’t go to movies anymore. How about Clint Eastwood?
Do you believe in UFOs?
Latta: No. Is that a real question? Nope, not at all. I don’t believe in ghosts either.
If you weren’t a politician what would you be?
Latta: My background is being an attorney, but I think possibly an Army officer. I’ve gone through ROTC, [but] I went to law school instead.
Finish this sentence. My favorite place in the whole world is…
Latta: Possibly the most gorgeous place I’ve ever been is Yosemite National Park.
What was the worst moment of your life?
Latta: Every day is a good day. I just can’t think of something I consider a real bad day. The Lord gives you challenges and you rise to meet them. I lost a congressional election but that wasn’t the worst day of my life.
Have you ever smoked marijuana?
Latta: Nope. I’m not a cigarette smoker. In my mom’s family there were seven kids. Four smoked and lost their teeth. In my dad’s family, one smoked and lost teeth. I don’t believe in drugs. I don’t drink. I just like being able to enjoy life as it is presented to me. I gave up drinking Diet Coke seven years ago.
So no vices?
Latta: I would like to have a few! [Laughs.] I like to hunt and spend time outdoors.