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Yesterday was ex-Politicker Ben Smith's first day at the Daily News. And already, it seems, he's making friends. From the personal blog of his fellow Newser, Derek Rose:

So I think Ben Smith left his dirty laundry on the floor between our desks. Yuck! I left it on his chair to greet him when he comes in tomorrow.

That's the chair, with bag and sock, above. And there's a closeup of what Rose calls "the incriminating dirty sock" here. Ew.

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