The Virginia Communications Hall of Fame has announced their 2012 inductees and Mike Allen of Politico tops the list. Frankly, we’re surprised that we beat Allen himself to this news. Politico rarely misses an opportunity to pat itself on the back, especially in the morning Playbook. The Hall of Fame press release hails Allen as “the most powerful or most important journalist in the capital.” A total of 14 inductees were selected this year. If you want to witness this history for yourself, the inductions ceremony will take place on April 12 at Virginia Commonwealth University. TV anchor Roger Mudd will serve as emcee.