Your Washington Press Corps, Ladies and Gentlemen
Sadly, neither of these two men are nominated.
FishbowlDC, scraping a barrel even we are scared to open, is currently holding a competition to find the "hottest" journalists in Washington D.C. (it's not often we use the scare quotes around a word other than "journalist" when talking about this crowd, but desperate times and all that). You are asked to select which candidate is the least unappealing, in two categories by gender. We don't have a dog in this fight (though Original Wonkette and Liz Gorman, Intrepid Girl Reporter are both nominated -- and we're sure they're both thrilled to be the targets of your gin-soaked, middle-aged lust), but we do feel that we'd be lax in our duty if we didn't start documenting the race itself -- starting with a brilliant self-promotional email, sent out not minutes after polls opened. It's after the jump.
From: Courtney Mabeus [Washington Examiner, nominee, off-air female]
Date: Thu, 3 Aug 2006 12:04:21 -0400
Subject: The hotness primary is over--now I need your support!
A hot Washington summer just got even hotter.
Now, more than ever, I need your support in a bit of absolutely silly shameless self-promotion to win the title of "Hottest Off-Air Female Reporter."
Vote early, and often! (Hint: You can vote as much as you want. Tell your friends! GO CRAZY!!!)
It would warm Rich's heart to have the hottest female reporter on his arm. (OK, even if I don't win, he would! He is responsible for my party's nomination.)
Remember: If I win, you can say that you know Washington's hottest print reporter.
So Courtney has seemingly nominated herself. And here is the picture she (or her "boyfriend") selected:
Yes, nothing says "respected member of an elite press corps" like an ol' fashioned UNC Drunk-on-the-floor shot. In a tube top. Look out, Karen Travers!
FishbowlDC's 2006 Hottest Media Types: The Voting [FishbowlDC]