Jim Newell links to The Hill‘s annual list of the 50 Most Beautiful staff assistants, lobbyists, policy wonks and (very) junior representatives working in Washington D.C. At number 3 is the junior senator from the state of New York, our very own unelected and unchallenged Kirsten Gillibrand.
Alas, though, The Hill did not dig up the facebook for the Dartmouth Class of ’88, featuring one “Tina” Rutnik (as was her maiden name)—but as you can see in the photo at right, a onetime classmate turned political reporter did, and we’re quite glad for it: The fresh face, the voluminous, heavily conditioned blond hair, the preppy white-collared shirt and argyle sweater combo—she looks like a model in an L.L. Bean ad from Newsweek in September of 1983…
(It should be clear to you by now that I did not “just happen” to know where to find a glamor shot of teenaged Kirsten Gillibrand. Frankly, this surprises me as much as it surprises you.)