Wednesday, March 28, 2007

The Young and the Bravely Non-Serving

In, what for me, serves as the ultimate reflection of what "The Politico" is all about they run a series of glossy photos for a recent "Staffer Birthday Bash". The line-up (you may notice there seems to be something missing from the Party -- other than real-world experience):


Birthday boy Brad Dayspring, from the Republican Study Committee, smiles happily with fiancee Jessica Armstrong.

Ed: I look like an arrogant prick over here, so folks without connections can get blow'd up over there. Much of this may be due to the fact that everybody loved Brad's brother Raymond.

photo by: The Politico's John Shinkle




Chris Taylor, of the RNC, and Rachel Bauer from the office of Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va) know how to party!

Ed: But they don't know how to find an enlistment form. By the way, are we sure Chris isn't actually Jeffrey Ross?

photo by: The Politico's John Shinkle



Chad Scarborough, of the House Committee on Homeland Security, and Nicole Sacco take a minute to pose.

Ed: Someday they hope to pose like Dear Leader. Not mentioned, Scarborough actually works for Republican Peter King (NY). A little googling reveals Nicole is also a Republican operative.

photo by: The Politico's John Shinkle



Kyle Downey from the office of Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), with Ashley Listopad.

Ed: Kyle looks like a "Jarhead", but, I'm guessing has the military service record of "Jughead".

photo by: The Politico's John Shinkle




John Goodwin from the office of Rep. Peter J. Roskam (R-Ill.) and Kim Olive from the office of Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) smile brightly for the camera!

Ed: Why they are just too damn cute to wear fatigues!

photo by: The Politico's John Shinkle


And that's it in the totality.

All so 20ish, all so Republican, I'm guessing all so Iraq War supporting, all so service age eligible, all so not-serving.

UPDATE: Just to avoid confusion these are Congressional Staffers, NOT staffers of "The Politico".