Congress Has Totally Lost It

Anyone who is still trying valiantly to take our Congress seriously can stop now:

Rep. Joe Barton, R-Ennis, chairman of the
Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection, will conduct a
hearing next week about the BCS....

When asked to explain the timing of the hearings, a spokesman for
Barton referred to BCS history. Before this season, four of the seven
BCS years have resulted in championship game controversy.

"The BCS system was created to identify a broadly accepted national
champion, but 57 percent of the time it has failed to do so," Barton
said in the news release. "Most coaches who lose 57 percent of their
games would also lose their jobs. Yet that's what we settle for in
determining a champion today."

Wow, it must be the 30th Amendment:  Congress shall make no law abridging the right of Division 1 college football fans to have a clear national champion.  I wonder if this is just a ploy to get free Rose Bowl tickets?

Everyone in Congress.  Go home.  Now.  Don't come back.

  • http://jackalopepursuivant.typepad.com Dan

    If they "go home," doesn't that mean they go back to their respective states? I mean, sure it would serve California right, but why must Arizonans suffer as well?

  • Mason

    For months we have been quietly enjoying the silence with Conyers, Levins (there are two of 'em) etc in Washington. You want them to come back here. I don't think so. I'm going to email them to tell them you invited them to visit Arizona. They will, it's snowing in Michigan.

  • Bob

    In the list of problems facing this country, I think the performance of the BCS falls between #15452: Are we eating too much garlic as a nation? and #15454: Should doggie sweaters have arms that go down to the knee joint or the paw?

    Do these guys really have nothing better to do? I grow ever more convinced that being a representative in congress should be a part-time job. I get sick everytime I think of how much these guys make.

  • Debbie

    The saddest bit is he is my representative.

    To be fair he is not the only one in the area to whom football ranks just slightly higher than shelter on a list of needs