Last week, I bet Dennis that if the Giants beat the Eagles, he would supply me with 800 Philly cheesesteaks. If the Eagles won, I would have to write a mildly amusing blog post about whatever mildly amusing bet the mildly competent Senators from the two states represented in the Orange Bowl made on this year's national championship game:
Forget all those inaugural concerts. The most pressing musical issue in the nation's capital is whether a stone-face senator from Oklahoma will hit the high notes in "Rocket Man" to pay off a college football bet.
Republican Sen. Tom Coburn is slated to serenade Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson of Florida with his very own rendition of Elton John's 1970s classic Wednesday afternoon.
Coburn owes Nelson because the Florida Gators defeated the Oklahoma Sooners 24-14 in last week's BCS title game. Nelson chose "Rocket Man" because he is a former astronaut who flew on the space shuttle Columbia in the 1980s.
If Oklahoma had won, Nelson would have had to sing the title song from the musical "Oklahoma!" It also happens to be the official state song.
If Plaxico Burress hadn't shot himself in the leg, you wouldn't have had to know about that.
Tags: Bill Nelson, Florida, Football, Oklahoma, Senate, Sports, Tom Coburn
Right now, the Democratic party movers and shakers are meeting in a darkened, smoke-filled room that someone from C-Span seems to have found a way to smuggle a camera into.
So far, it's full of all the pathos and heart wrenching speeches you would expect. For instance Sen. Bill Nelson of
NevadaFlorida(sorry guys, late night), previously known for sitting politely and voting as he is told, just finished a speech of the type he's probably only used to making every six years. He talked about some disabled woman wanting the Florida and Michigan delegates to be counted, which is compelling, because as we all know, the disabled, like children are always right.
Watch the DNC Rules Committee Meeting Live
If the above "Justin TV" embed doesn't work, you can always try c-span. Now C-Span doesn't have an embedded player that we can put on the blog here, nor does it have a universally functional Flash player, but if you squint your eyes just right and pretend it's 10 years ago, you can watch the whole thing on Windows Media or RealPlayer.
Tags: Barack Obama, Bill Nelson, DNC, Hillary Clinton