From Sen. Kay Hagan (D–NC), bemoaning the Judiciary Committee’s inaction on a measure congratulating Jimmie Johnson for winning the 2009 NASCAR Sprint Cup:
I hope we can overcome the stalemate on sports resolutions, so that we can again congratulate great athletes in North Carolina and across the country.
Preach it, senator. You speak for millions of patriotic Americans who are furious at Congress’s refusal to honor the University of South Carolina baseball team, the University of Alabama football team, the LSU baseball team, Duke University’s basketball team, and U.S. Open golf champion Lucas Glover. Maybe if you ask the White House, Obama will honor these fine athletic heroes via a recess proclamation.