Swole Governor: Virginia governor Bob McDonnell‘s former chef, now charged with embezzling, claims the McDonnells helped themselves to the kitchen too, even making off with what was presumably the commonwealth’s protein powder. -4

Elephant in the Room: Between the relentless networking and the dressing up as an elephant for Callista Gingrich, alleged sextortionist Adam Savader is like a stew made up of the worst parts of federal Washington. -2

Questions and Answers: Washington Post reader representative Doug Feaver says he’s not there to hold the paper accountable. Instead, he’s answering reader questions, like where the “print” button on articles went. +1

Full-Time Councilmember: Newly elected Councilmember Anita Bonds says she’ll quit her job at city contractor Fort Myer Construction. +3

Tuesday’s Needle rating: 78 Today’s score: -3Today’s Needle rating: 75