It's no secret that in Washington, the press is often seen in bed with the political establishment--only figuratively, of course. But occasionally, it becomes a literal truth, as on Monday,Peter Orszag, President Obama's budget director, got engaged to ABC news reporter Bianna Golodryga. The two have been dating for six months and will likely tie the knot in October. According to The New York Times, it all went down like this:

Mr. Orszag said Ms. Golodryga probably suspected that he was going to propose this weekend, when they planned a trip to Vermont. Instead he put a “very nice” ring on the table when they had lunch at Sarabeth’s restaurant near Central Park. He said he got clearance to do so this month from his two children by his first marriage when the three of them vacationed in Florida.

The attraction? “She’s a Russian Jew,” he said, “who gets up earlier than I do.”