What fun! The Deceiver was directed to The Hill today, whereupon we found their annual edition of the 50 Most Beautiful People on Capitol Hill. Please feel free to use the term beautiful loosely--at least as loose as the boys and girls pictured therein.
Right away, we have comments. For starters, we have to offer big ups to Representatives Ginny Brown-Waite (R-Fla) and Dennis Cardoza (D-Calif) for hittin' the deuce. Both Reps got two staffers each on the list. Brown-Waite scored with Kristina Moore and Pete Meachum. And Cardoza's apparently stashing a squadron of lovelies in his office, if Julia Gonzalez and Ann Cannon are any indication.
Many actual elected officials got listed, no doubt to the thrill of their constituents. John Edwards is in the mix, as is Mary Bono, Representative Chris "Count" Chocola, Representative Mark "Who Dall?" Udall, Senator Maria Cantwell (we agree, but The Hill uses a bad picture), Representative Ron "Cruel Only To Be" Kind, and the others listed below. A fine group of positively swervey public servey. But we feel there's a glaring omission: Senator Mary Landrieu of Louisiana, for whom The Deceiver has always carried a torch.
For that matter, we personally think Senator ___________________'s lawyer and close personal friend of The Deceiver Heather, whose last name bespeaks an Elizabeth Taylor elegance, belongs on the list. And who could say no to The Diner's own Shayna--summering at Labor--though her curious desire to never be photographed may have hurt her chances. Trust us, though, Shayna's an attractive gal, more than capable of bringing you to, ummm...cloture.
Does the Deceiver have highlights? Oh, my, yes. But if you want to check out the full list and take down some names and descriptions of people who you'll try to shag this weekend at the Hawk and Dove, visit The Hill's own website here, here, here, here, and, finally, here. But be warned, The Hill has a shitty, shitty website.
Representative Stefanie Herseth, D-SD
Emily Cochran, Senate HELP Committee
Carling Dinkler, Rep. Chris John, D-La
Proof positive that there are shifting standards in DC when it comes to qualities like "beautiful" and "most."