If you’re like us, you love when the government does stupid crap that really has no purpose. Thus, I give you Tuesday’s vote on House Resolution 39 which commended “the University of Florida Gators for their victory in the 2006 Bowl Championship Series (BCS) and for winning the college football championship.” I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty glad they did this, I’m sure the kids in Florida were waiting to celebrate until they were commended by Congress.
But here’s the best part. The House bill passed by a vote of 414-1. The lone dissenter? Congressman Jack Kingston, a republican from Georgia. Kingston claims that since he grew up in Athens, Ga – home of the University of Georgia, his Alma mater and one of the Gators biggest rivals – he couldn’t possibly have voted to commend Florida.
“The Bulldog tendency in me hit and I had to vote no in a good, friendly rivalry,” Kingston said.
Here’s an even better quote from Rep. Kingston, who claims he supported Florida in the game and wanted them to win and win big (he also attended Michigan State for two years apparently): “Any time you can see Ohio State lose, it’s a good day.”
Wow, amen, we’re actually starting to like this guy.
This caught our eye because these pointless bills almost always pass unanimously. An example would be House Resolution 43, a bill that commended “the Boise State University Broncos football team for winning the 2007 Fiesta Bowl and completing and undefeated season.” That resolution passed by a vote of 415-0 on Tuesday.
Wait a minute, we know what’s going on here. Jack Kingston agrees with us. And by proxy, so does Congress. Boise State is this year’s legitimate national champion. So now, Boise State has us on their side (we’re in the process of getting the trophy made) and Congress even favors them over the Gators. And if Congress favors them, doesn’t that mean the American people favor them?
There you have it ladies an gentlemen, the 2007 Rumors and Rants National Champion and the People’s Champion, the Boise State Broncos.