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New Feature Alert: Politico Wants Pols to be Funny and Interesting. Is This Even Possible?

We don’t have nearly enough capitalization of POLITICO going on these days. All snarkiness aside, the publication has a new video feature in the works called  POLITICdotes. The first subect was Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), but expect more as soon as Assistant Editor Alex Trowbridge returns from his week away. In fact, a new POLITICdotes is expected to be shot next week.

“Alex at POLITICO,” wrote Trowbridge, who explained that the new feature involves Washington types telling funny or interesting political stories.

In the feature’s debut episode, Chaffetz tells a story about two cocky representatives on a congressional delegation trip to Pakistan. The lawmakers take aim and end up with blood dripping off them. Pretty funny stuff. As Chaffetz tells it, “I’m like, ‘Turn on the camera! Film it! Shoot photos!’” he remembers. “I’m just dying with laughter.” Watch it here.

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