Last week, I mentioned Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga) is one of several members of the House of Representatives who voted against the resolution congratulating Florida on their recent BCS National Championship. He was the only one to do so after their 2006 championship.
Kyle made the point that doing so was a ‘petty act’ and highlighted a Georgia fan’s envy of Florida’s successes both times. I happened to disagree with him both times.
Kyle, to his credit, is a man that is willing to listen and change. He has a terrific interview with Rep. Kingston. It makes me proud to originally hale from Georgia’s First Congressional District and have parents that have hosted fish fries for the guy. Rep. Kingston sums up in one paragraph what I thought about the vote (and for that matter feel about Florida generally):
Congressman Kingston: When it comes to GA/FL, nothing counts but the present. Have you ever noticed that we only resurrect the “all-time” statistics when we lose the game? I might envy the NFL teams that pick up Knowshon and Stafford, but I’ll never envy anyone who wears blue and orange to black tie events.
By the way, Kyle recants. All is well with the world.