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Cliff Stearns: Congressional Jerkass

By Wyatt Earp | January 7, 2009

cliff-stearnsCongressman 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.

Topics: Politics | 15 Comments »

15 Responses to “Cliff Stearns: Congressional Jerkass”

  1. Randal Graves Says:
    January 7th, 2009 at 11:32 am

    Do you think she does it? If she does, I will personally bitch-slap her.

  2. Wyatt Earp Says:
    January 7th, 2009 at 11:56 am

    Randal – She’s stupid, but not that stupid. Besides, on Thursday the vote to ratify the Electoral College results comes into play. Obama will be certified either way, but they’ll want every member of Congress present for that one.

  3. Doghouse Says:
    January 7th, 2009 at 12:47 pm

    It’s not for the national championship, it’s for the BCS championship. Ask USC about it from when the Trojans won a national title the same year LSU won the BCS title.

  4. Wyatt Earp Says:
    January 7th, 2009 at 12:55 pm

    Doghouse – Or when Michigan “shared” a national Title in the ’90’s. That one really smarts!

  5. joemama Says:
    January 7th, 2009 at 12:59 pm

    Oh come on, if they shut Congress down, that’s two fewer days for Pelosi and her ilk to do any damage.

  6. joemama Says:
    January 7th, 2009 at 1:01 pm

    In fact,
    I think they should shut it down for the Superbowl, March Madness, the NBA and NHL playoffs, the World Series and national hockey night (out of repsect for our Canadian neighbors), and let’s not forget about summer and winter recesses. They need those too ya know.

  7. USA_Admiral Says:
    January 7th, 2009 at 2:02 pm

    After nine years down here nothing offends me or surprises me about football, crime or politics.

  8. Bloviating Zeppelin Says:
    January 7th, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    I’ll bring the saw if you help. . .


  9. Wyatt Earp Says:
    January 7th, 2009 at 6:14 pm

    Joe Mama – I look at it this way: We’re paying for these toads to at least make an attempt at work. I don’t want to pay them for watching a lousy football game.

    Admiral – Nor should it. Your state is fast becoming California East, or New Jersey South.

    BZ – D-U-N, done!

  10. Diller Says:
    January 7th, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    Please don’t saw Fl off. That would leave all these yankees,with no way to get home.

  11. Rick Says:
    January 8th, 2009 at 12:32 am

    I would be in favor of Congress being in recess for the four years of the Obamanation.

    January 8th, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    My wife worked for this Moron for 18 years…….nuff said

  13. John Says:
    January 8th, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    Hey, if its any consolation, it’s not like they are going to get anything done anyway…

  14. Bitter American Says:
    January 9th, 2009 at 11:00 pm

    When the freakin’ BCS is a real championship, then he can do it!

  15. Wyatt Earp Says:
    January 9th, 2009 at 11:26 pm

    Diller – Hey, we don’t want any of those transplanted Yankees back! Heh.

    Rick – Now, now, we need them to make fun of.

    Lee – I’ll take your word for it.

    John – That’s true enough. It’s still shenanigans, though.

    B.A. – Yep. AFTER A PLAYOFF!