Florida Congressman Cliff Stearns has a big problem. The representative of the Gainsville district is, appropriately, a die-hard Florida fan who is desperate to watch Thursday night’s BCS Championship Game between his beloved Gators and Oklahoma. Like most people, he usually would be able to … except that his job is getting in the way: Congress is certifying the results of the Electoral College’s official vote on the presidential election right about the time the game kicks off in Miami.
According to the ASSOCIATED PRESS, via THE SPORTING BLOG, Stearns has come up with a solution: Just delay the vote for everyone! Stears has officially sent a letter to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi requesting a night recess and rescheduling of the vote to allow members to , “attend this historic game.” Here’s your spoiler alert: Stearns was the only congressman to sign the petition.
That’s right folks, Cliff Stearns thinks that college football is more important than certifying the leader of the free world … after arguably as significant election as this country has ever had … in the middle of a massive recession. Take note Barack Obama: This is the man that the state of Florida trusts with defining its priorities?