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Politics and basketball don't mix

Over on 44, The Post's politics and policy blog, Ben Pershing has the details about a spat that arose when House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D), who represents Prince George's Country, offered a resolution congratulating the Maryland men's basketball team for its success this season.

But Rep. John Campbell, a Republican from California, then complained that a similar bill he introduced in October -- congratulating a school in his district, Cal Irvine, for winning a men's volleyball championship -- was pulled by Hoyer from the floor.

Campbell wasn't done taking shots at the Terps. Read all about it here.

By Matt Bonesteel  |  March 17, 2010; 1:01 PM ET
Categories:  Men's basketball  
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Personally, I find measures like this to be an incredible waste of taxpayer time. Not like Congress has more important work to do right? While I'm grateful for what Hoyer did to bring our fraternity back on campus last year, he is really a joke on the Hill these days. That is not a partisan shot, that is a fact.

Posted by: Barno1 | March 17, 2010 1:33 PM | Report abuse

Politics doesn't mix with anything, not even politics.

Posted by: acebojangles | March 17, 2010 2:24 PM | Report abuse

FYI, Hoyer didn't pull the California bill, a different Congressman did.

Posted by: EricS2 | March 17, 2010 2:43 PM | Report abuse

Pelosi wants to have a bill honoring the tenderloin area spanking team.

Posted by: newbeeboy | March 17, 2010 4:03 PM | Report abuse

"Politics and basketball don't mix"

We Maryland fans agree, that is why Yanda must go. No more agendas except keeping the your readers informed.

Posted by: S2DU | March 17, 2010 6:29 PM | Report abuse

I'd like to pass a resolution condeming congress critters that propose stupid, time-wasting, self-congratulatory resolutions honoring their alma-maters for doing something with a ball.

Go Terps!

Go Home Hoyer!

Posted by: terpin | March 17, 2010 6:44 PM | Report abuse

Ok, I am way too much of Terps fan for my own good but this is ridiculous. I understand that the Fed Gov does not allow bracket pools on the dance so this is even more egregious.

What logical reason would someone use to vote against congratulating a NC in any sport - other than politics?

btw - i read an article in the Diamondback last week on the Sigma Chi reinstatement and the award of a house on Fraternity row. Congratulations to the Sigma Chi alums on this board.

Regards -


Posted by: HughGRection | March 18, 2010 8:34 AM | Report abuse

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