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Staffer Who Inspires Interns Is Also Very Beautiful

In case you missed it, my colleague Julia Edwards has a piece in today's Daily about Max Engling whose work in coordinating the Congressional Summer Intern Lecture Series has helped make it one of the most popular events on the Hill.

Oh, and the man is beautiful. That's according to The Hill's 50 most beautiful people on the Hill list, released today, which has Engling as the most attractive person on the Hill.

Engling, a staff assistant for the House Administration Committee, told Edwards that the nonpartisan nature of the lectures is a point of pride. From her story:

The series has grown so popular that some of Washington's biggest names are scrambling for the chance to speak to those lowest on the totem pole.

This week alone, every House and Senate intern will have the opportunity to listen to and ask questions of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, MSNBC chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd, Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., Attorney General Eric Holder, Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., NPR political commentator Cokie Roberts, and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta.

"Interns don't get a ton of benefits here on the Hill, and we want to make sure we extend as much to them as we possibly can," Engling said.

Attendance is voluntary, yet lines of interns waiting to hear a popular speaker can be seen winding through the halls. The lectures last an hour--40 minutes of which are devoted to a question-and-answer session--and are closed to the press and even congressional staff so that the conversation will be candid.

Subscribers can read the rest of her story here.

Photo: Max Engling (Chet Susslin/National Journal)

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