They must be, because yesterday, on the floor of the United States House of Representatives, Congressman Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) took time to recognize the achievements of Texan Ben Spies.
“Ben Spies is to be congratulated upon his winning the 2009 FIM Superbike World Championship,” Rep. Gohmert said. “He has no doubt blazed a trail for future successes with his steady hand, nerves of steel, and balance like nowhere found here in the House of Representatives.”
You got that last part right, Mr. Gohmert.
I watched the World Superbike series last year, and I was on the edge of my seat for most of it as Spies and Noriyuki Haga duked it out for the title. So good job, Ben, and good luck in MotoGP.
But honestly, is there so little to do in the U.S. House of Representatives lately? How’s the unemployment rate doing? Anybody got that pesky health-care thing figured out yet? Or an energy policy?
What? Oh. But Ben Spies is doing okay, right? Good. That's all we wanted to know.