Ugh. Unfortunately all this debt talk is taking up everyone's time in Washington nowadays, taking precious time away from addressing more important issues, like football.
Thankfully, a bunch of Republican staffers are on top of things, including Kara Webster, scheduler for Rep. John Runyan (R-N.J.), who reportedly sent out this message yesterday to fellow Hill staffers about an important football planning meeting today:
From: Webster, Kara
Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2011 3:29 PM
Subject: Congressional Football Game - MEMBERS MEETING TOMORROW after votes
Hi *MORE* Republican Schedulers!
We wanted to alert you that Reps. Shuler, Shuster and Runyan will hold an organizational meeting TOMORROW, Friday, July 29th after First Votes in Room H-122 about the upcoming Congressional Football Game.
*First Votes are expected to end between 1:00 and 1:30pm.
They are looking to recruit players, inform your bosses about a tentative practice schedule (which will kick-off when we come back in September), and let your bosses know the possible dates we are looking to hold the game (Oct. 12th or 13th).
Also – this will be a FLAG Football game; however, we may have everyone wear helmets in the off-chance there is a collision.
We hope your bosses will come to the meeting and will want to play in the game!!!
Thanks so much!
Congressman Jon Runyan
Third District, New Jersey
U.S. House of Representatives