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What’s Wrong with Mike Allen’s Face?

Politico Playbook author Mike Allen showed up to MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” this morning with a white bandage positioned awkwardly along the bridge of his nose.

Hosts Mika Brzezinski, Willie Geist and Mike Barnicle and guest Tom Brokaw didn’t quite know what to make of it. Clearly it had to be addressed.

Willie broached the injury gingerly. “Mike, there’s geninune concern out there, the e-mails, you want to come forward and say?” Allen replied, Luckily, unlike VandeHei I don’t get by on my looks,” he said referring to his Executive Editor Jim VandeHei.

In the meantime, Brokaw remarked, “You look like you’re answering a casting call for Hannibal Lecter.” Barnicle, meanwhile, wondered if he had been hunting with former Veep Dick Cheney.

Allen ultimately explained that the injuries were a result of a hunting trip with Politico Editor-in-Chief John Harris and VandeHei (something to do with VandeHei’s aim.) Mika asked if the injuries were serious, if his nose was broken. “I don’t need stiches,” he replied, “but two and a half hours in the urgent care though.”

They said they loved him and hope he recovered soon.

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