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Capitol Leader: Now With Mike Allen, Crappy New Name
Having lured away thePost's John Harris and Jim VandeHei (as well asCapital File'sAnne Schroeder and everyone who has ever written forThe Hill), Allbritton's new media Hill newspaper-plus-website (brilliant! Web 2.0!) has now kind of stolen Mike Allen fromTime.
As reported in the NYTimestoday (Allbritton, a little peeved that a website kept announcing all their hires, made sure to go for the Kit Seelye special this time), the venerable (and pretty good) White House reporter will be covering that beat for the newspaper that was briefly going to be called "The Capitol Leader" and is now called " The Politico ."
Christ, "The Politico?" Way to pick a name that makes "HotSoup" sound good. You guys realize that it means "a politician" and not "the dudes who cover politicians," right?
Also, Mike Allen, who is smart, will continue writing forTime.