Sexy staffer brings long-awaited positive press to government commission
By Michelle Boorstein
Which would you rather read about: the "easy, breezy, beautiful" communications specialist named one of Capitol Hill's 50 most beautiful staffers, or internal squabbling and alleged religious bias at a government commission?
We hear the folks at the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom are pleased about the release Wednesday by The Hill of a list of the most beautiful wonks who work in and around the Capitol. Number 10 on the list was the commission's communications specialist, Anu Vakkalanka, a 28-year-old stunner who juggled being a makeup artist and international relations grad student and isn't afraid to assert that blush "makes the world a better place."
It sounds like the list at least temporarily made a better place of the commission, which some former staff and commissioners say is heavily influenced by ethnic and religious bias and suffers from internal pressure. Criticism surfaced earlier this year when the Post wrote about a former staffer's EEOC complaint alleging she was let go because of her Muslim faith. The case is moving its through the system. Chairman Leonard Leo denied allegations of bias.
Vakkalanka said her office was happy about the Hill list, seeing it as a chance to get the word out about the commission's work.
"It's probably the best media coverage we've gotten," she said.
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