Whether a candidate goes on a T.V. ad “blitz”, a lawmaker “tackles” an opponent during a debate, or a legislator scores a “touchdown” in the polls – when it comes to describing politicians in Washington, football analogies are nothing new (especially for former Sen. George Allen (R-Va.).
Now Congress has even more in common with the NFL – they all have to huddle in order to cut a deal.
A lockout threatens to can the NFL’s upcoming season. And the clock is ticking for legislators to reach a debt deal by the Obama administration’s deadline of Aug. 2.
Now ITK wants to hear from our loyal readers. Which will be resolved first: the NFL lockout or a debt-ceiling deal? And why? (Sarcastic and funny responses are welcome).
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