If you hit it off, give it another chance. You’re dating him, not his detestable boss. And at some point, most of us have worked for bosses whom we’d rather not have our potential dates judge us by. I think the term for these sorts of experiences is “character-building.”
And yes, Democrats and Republicans can live happily ever after. (See the answer to the first question.) Sometimes they leave Capitol Hill and put the party affiliation games behind them; sometimes they grow up and realize there are other relationships in life besides those based on party politics. And sometimes, if they find the right person, they’re willing to overlook a few flaws.
Q. I recently met a young hot staffer at a happy hour. We didn’t exchange contact info but I want to see her again. Is it in bad form to look her up in the global address book?
A. Go for it! You’re a Hill staffer; you should be an expert in stealth investigation. And if you hit it off, she’s probably already looked up your details, too. It doesn’t always stop at email — you can thank LegiStorm for making staffer salaries public. Go forth and prosper. And good luck!
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Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.