By Wyatt Earp | January 7, 2009
Congressman Cliff Stearns wants to shut down Congress on Thursday, so he can attend the BCS Championship game.
This ridiculous request really offends me. I’ll wager this Florida political asshattery will offend you, too.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Thursday’s championship football game between No. 2 Florida and No. 1 Oklahoma is obviously a big game, but big enough to shut down Congress?
Rep. Cliff Stearns hopes so. Stearns, a Republican from Ocala, wrote to U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday asking her to move votes scheduled for Thursday evening and Friday so House members from Florida and Oklahoma can go to the Bowl Championship Series national title game.
Stearns wrote, “As you may be aware, on Thursday January 8, the University of Florida and the University of Oklahoma will play for the national football championship. Members of the Florida and Oklahoma delegations have expressed interest in attending the game as the congressional schedule allows. However, votes are currently scheduled to continue into Thursday night and Friday afternoon. We ask that you move these votes to either Wednesday and/or Thursday morning to allow Members to attend this historic game.” (H/T – )
He’s kidding, right? I mean, he has to be, because no one would be ballsy enough to shut down Congress – a few days after the new class convenes – to watch a sporting event. Especially a sporting event filled with as much shenanigans as the BCS Championship game.
It’s times like these when I wish life was more like a Bugs Bunny cartoon. Then, we could literally saw off Florida at the border and sent it drifting out to sea.