Rep. Roscoe Bartlett’s (R-Md.) legislative aide, Annie Baker, had a big date recently — and hundreds of thousands of people heard all about it.
The staffer was featured last weekend in The Washington Post Magazine’s “Date Lab” blind-date feature, and it’s made her a semi-celebrity on the fourth floor of the Rayburn building.
“My friends and I were
a little bored over recess, so when someone sent the application to me,
I thought, ‘Why not?’ ” said a cheerful Baker during a phone interview
with ITK on Monday.
than a month later, Baker was set up on a date with Stephen Richer,
director of outreach at the Washington Legal Foundation. The pair hit
it off, and they’ve seen each other once since the date, despite their
“really busy schedules.”
But the big surprise was the
Post’s promotional campaign. “They put out a TV commercial on Friday
morning,” said Baker, “and my friend Dave sent it to just about
everyone we know.” One person who doesn’t know yet is Bartlett, but
Baker said, “He’d probably laugh.
“After all, you’re only young once, right?”