Pictured: Cincinnati native Patrick Hughes, West Chester Rep. John Boehner and Boehner spokesman Kevin Madden.
A story in today's The Hill, an insider Washington newspaper, profiles The 50 Most Beautiful People on Capitol Hill. And guess what? Ohio was all over the list
Of the 50 staff members listed, six are from or have ties to Ohio, including House Majority Leader John Boehner
of West Chester AND Boehner's press secretary, Kevin Madden
of Yonkers, N.Y., who was ranked #2.
Madden, a new father and JFK look-alike, was the Bush-Cheney campaign's Ohio spokesman in 2004, so he has Ohio ties beyond Boehner, who hired
the dashing, fast-talking, witty spokesman after winning his majority leader job earlier this year.
So what about Boehner?
According to the Cincinnati Post
, he's the "Tan Man." According to Fox News Channel's Brit Hume
, he has a "deep, booming voice." According to a female columnist, he has "electric blue eyes that can trump actor Paul Newman's
." What does Boehner say? According to The Hill
article, when told of his most-beautiful status, he said: "Not bad for an old fart."
Also on the list (in this order):
- Jamie McInerney
, 25, is a native of Cleveland and a former intern for Rep. Sherrod Brown
, a Democrat from northern Ohio who is running against Sen. Mike DeWine
. (His profile was written by Hill
staffer Jackie Kucinich
, who grew up in Columbus and is related to another Democratic congressman from northern Ohio.)
- Majida Mourad
of Toledo is a former aide to then-Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham
and now is a partner and vice president at the Abraham Group.
- Matthew Skipper
, 25, grew up in Canton and now works for Rep. Vernon Ehlers
- Patrick Hughes
, 23, is a native of Cincinnati who is an aide to Sen. Susan Collins
Here is where I point out that no one from Kentucky was not on the list. But if you're from the Bluegrass state, don't feel bad. Despite a few reporters on the 50 Most Beautiful list and the fact that Cleveland Plain Dealer's Sabrina Eaton
somehow snuck into the background of Boehner's photo, no Ohio reporters - including those from the Cincinnati Enquirer's
Washington Bureau - made the cut either!