If you thought dysfunction in Washington was bad, you won’t believe the mess of those covering the Capitol. Gawker recently released a picture of the TIME magazine office of Mike Allen, now chief White House correspondent for POLITICO.
As one reader remarked, Jimmy Hoffa may be hiding bellow the rubble.
In a 2010 New York Times profile of Allen, Mark Leibovich called Allen a “legendary hoarder.”
“It got so bad at Time, where Allen was given his own office, that it became difficult to even open the door. His chair was raised at a crooked angle, as if it were not touching the floor, and the debris rose so high in some places that it blocked a portion of light coming through a picture window. Colleagues took pictures, as if the place were an archaeological site. It was disturbing to those who cared about Allen, especially after a photo of the office in a seemingly uninhabitable state made the rounds of the press corps and George W. Bush’s White House.”