Thursday, January 18, 2007

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Think politicians lack integrity? Meet Jack Kingston.

Kingston, the Representative for Georgia's 1st Congressional district was the lone congressman to oppose a motion commending "the University of Florida Gators for their victory in the 2006 Bowl Championship Series (BCS) and for winning the national college football championship." His justification? He grew up in Athens, Georgia, home of the University of Georgia, and is an alumnus of that university. The Gators and the Bulldogs are fierce rivals, and face off annually in the World's Largest Tailgate Party - one of the most notorious rivalry games in college football.

Even though he kind of copped out and admitted to cheering for Florida over The Ohio State University (based on SEC allegiances), you nonetheless have to respect his committment to his sporting allegiances. If a motion ever comes before the Canadian Parliament to congratulate the Calgary Flames on anything besides choking yet again in the playoffs, I expect my Member of Parliament to vote against it.


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