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Bainbridge man named the sixth ‘most beautiful’ person in Washington D.C.

Photo: The Hill

You dream of a life in politics, you get into the right college, you get good grades, you make the right connections, you land a good job in D.C., you work hard and finally, FINALLY somebody notices …. you’re beautiful.

That’s how it happened for 2005 Bainbridge High grad Zach Mallove, who was ranked number six in The Hill’s 50 most beautiful people working at the nation’s capital.

“These days life may be ‘beautiful’ for Zach Mallove, but his start on Capitol Hill wasn’t quite as pretty,” begins the Hill’s profile of the 24-year-old legislative aide for Sen. Patty Murray.

The unprettiness Mallove had to overcome was the D.C. subway system. A subway mixup on his first day made him 45 minutes late (possibly also due to what he admits is a lengthy morning grooming routine).

Arriving late was “obviously, not the best first impression,” Mallove told The Hill.

But what he lacked in punctuality was surely made up for in beauty. He got to keep his job and “he’s likely got a long career ahead of him,” declared the Seattle Weekly after reading the Hill’s profile.

For more about Mallove (including his nightlife preferences, calorie-busting workout routine and his thoughts on the Senate’s debt ceiling agreement (just kidding), head over here.

Bainbridge’s glory days: bacchanal salmon bakes, javelin tosses and pure, clean opium?

No island is safe

I stumbled across Seattle Weekly‘s recent review of the Streamliner Diner. The restaurant gets only a quick (but positive) mention at the bottom.

The rest of the review, as you can read here, ruminates on how Michael Douglas’ 1994 film Disclosure and his depiction of a wealthy dot-com ferry commuter put an end to the island’s drug-fueled, wool-clad, javelin-armed days.

Remember those days? No? Well…lately not everything you read in SW is particularly factual. Case in point: this week’s cover story about King County’s “most dogmatic, bloodthirsty restaurateur.”

Strangely enough, both stories (written by Mike Seely) seem to be set in the same mythic place – a place overflowing with pure, clean drugs, fresh meat and bearded men.