On Hill, GOP Hotter than Dems

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So the Hill newspaper came out with its annual “50 Most Beautiful People of Capitol Hill” feature. Guess what? More than half are Republicans. A mere 17 are Dems; the rest are unaffiliated — police officers, lobbyists, a reporter or two. What’s up with that?

By our rudimentary calculations, that makes Republicans 59 percent hotter than Democrats — not adjusting for disparities in overall staff levels. Is that right?

“I think there are a lot of hot Republicans, [but] I think there’s a lot of hot Democrats,” said Keith Ashdown of Taxpayers for Common Sense, a Washington, D.C.-based group which watchdogs congressional spending. “Beauty is bipartisan.”

“Jesus Christ, my wife’s going to kill me,” Ashdown added.

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