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What, Or Should We Say Who, Is “Hot” By DC Standards?

Thank goodness Politico got to the bottom of this one. What we learned in this video- April Ryan has a thing for men with power, Congress Daily’s George Condon is completely comfortable checking out other men (TWT‘s Jon Ward, not so much) and CBS’ Mark Knoller isn’t a fan of NBC’s Chuck Todd, looks-wise, of course.

Also here at FishbowlDC, we’re starting the countdown until the blonde interviewed at the end gets a show on cable TV…

FishPoolDC: Our Insider’s Notes from Today’s Briefing

Crawling Toward Trip Time: With many WH press corps heavies busy packing their bags for the POTUS trip to the Middle East and Europe, the Brady briefing room saw a lot of B-team faces today. General pace was slow, a good indicator being that Press Secretary Robert Gibbs used the “won’t get ahead of…” sidestep for four questions: human rights in the president’s Cairo speech, whether the Obama team will push for the “public option” on healthcare, a potential request for the Australian government to take Gitmo detainees, and his own commencement speech this afternoon.

Hey-O!: On the last of the “won’t get ahead of…”s, Congress Daily’s George Condon jabbed, “I knew there was some reason they wanted you” as Gibbs disclosed his cousin will be graduating from Winston Churchill High. Appropriately high-school-ish “oooohhhh”s reverberated through the (class)room in reaction to the slam.

All A-Twitter in Cairo?: After Gibbs had mentioned that the WH is looking to disseminate the big Cairo speech through social networking sites, NYT‘s Helene Cooper asked if that included Twitter. “That would be awkward, wouldn’t it?” he said, adding (perhaps sadly), “We can’t even get that on the computers here.”

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Battle of the DC Book Party

On any given night in DC, champagne flutes are raised for a new book by a journo, a politico, and last night was no exception.

Boston Globe editor Martin Baron and Washington Bureau Chief Peter Canellos hosted a book party at the office for “Last Lion: The Fall and Rise of Ted Kennedy.”

In attendance: Susan Milligan, Lisa Wangsness, Sasha Issenberg, Thomas Oliphant, Ana Marie Cox, Mike Allen, Michael Scherer, Lynn Sweet, Karen Tumulty, Nancy Youssef, Jonathan Martin, Robert Schlesinger, Richard Stengel, Nora McAlvanah, Erin McPike, Nina Easton and George Condon.

Across town at Ristorante Tosca, Playbook tells us about a party hosted by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Rahm Emanuel, James Carville, Mary Matalin and George Stephanopoulos for Stanley B. Greenberg’s “Dispatches from the War Room: In the Trenches with Five Extraordinary Leaders.”

In attendance: Rahm Emanuel, Senator Dodd, Michael Feldman, Mandy Grunwald, Walter Isaacson, Joel Johnson, Eileen McMenamin, John Podesta, Hilary Rosen, Rick Stengel, Jessica Yellin, and Jill Zuckman.

Condon Joins Congress Daily

Email from Lou Peck, editor in chief of Congress Daily, sent today:

    We’re very pleased to announce that George Condon will be coming aboard early next year as our new White House correspondent. George is a veteran of more than 30 years with Copley Newspapers, starting out as a California-based political reporter in 1978 and then joining Copley’s Washington bureau in 1982. He became bureau chief in 1984, and ran the bureau for a quarter of a century in addition to covering the White House and national politics. (If you’ve read today’s New York Times, you may have noticed George quoted in the story about the regrettable cutbacks in many Washington newspaper bureaus — the Copley bureau recently fell victim to this trend.) In 2006, George oversaw the coverage that led to the Copley bureau and the chain’s flagship newspaper, the San Diego Union, being awarded the Pulitzer Prize for national reporting — for uncovering the corruption that led to the conviction and imprisonment of former Rep. Randy (Duke) Cunningham of California. George subsequently co-authored a book on the Cunningham case. Given the intense level of activity certain to surround a new — and history-making — presidency next year, we’re delighted to have someone of George’s experience and expertise in-house. We’ll see that he is introduced to all of you once we get back from the Christmas recess. In the meantime, please join us in welcoming him.

This Week In Pool Reports

Hey tourists! Were you on a Tourmobile staring at the Jefferson last week? Look to your left next time — that was the President.

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