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HOH’s One-Minute Recess: Congressional Trekkie

Updated: 12:59 p.m.Another Member of Congress has jumped on the mini-me Internet bandwagon, posting a digitized, itty-bitty version of himself to his official Web site — but this Congressman gets bonus points for throwing a “Star Trek— reference into the mix.[IMGCAP(1)]Rep. Jared Polis (D) relaunched his Web site Thursday, including a bite-sized version of himself welcoming visitors to the “virtual gateway to Colorado’s beautiful second Congressional district.—But after the digitized Polis — who made his fortune as an Internet entrepreneur, by the way — shows guests around his site, he totally geeks out, standing up tall and boasting: “Beam me up, Scotty.— And then, a la Captain James T. Kirk, Polis is beamed up. “I’ve always been a techie and a Trekkie,— Polis joked. Get behind-the-scenes footage of Polis filming his mini-me spot for episode 19 of the “Freshman Year— Web series that the Congressman films alongside Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah).Polis goes through several takes to get it right. Apparently, creating a tiny version of yourself isn’t as easy as one might guess …Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele arguably kicked off the whole digitized politician trend, as he welcomes visitors to the GOP’s site with a mini-version of himself. Several Members of Congress since have joined in, including GOP Reps. Howard McKeon (Calif.), Mike Conaway (Texas) and Bob Latta (Ohio).Submit your hot tips, juicy gossip or comments here.Can’t get enough HOH? Get a midday dose of fun and gossip with HOH’s One-Minute Recess, delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here — because everyone deserves more recess.

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