CNN’s Dana Bash was the first reporter to speak with General David Patraeus since the president’s announcement that he would replace General Stanley McChrystal in Aghanistan. The congressional correspondent had a just-over-a-minute-long conversation with Petraeus this morning in a hallway at the Capitol. (Audio and story here.) TVNewser hears Bash happened to be at the building when she spotted security guards that generally only show up when a dignitary or important figure is stopping in. After figuring out who was about to arrive, Bash grabbed a producer and staked out the General as he was on his way to a meeting with Senator Robert Byrd.
Previous: Bash also once cornered a very unhappy Senator Jim Bunning in a congressional elevator.