Q What is the best advice your mother ever gave you

Rep. Al Wynn (D-Md.): “A pretty poor rat has only one hole. [Meaning] you should always have other options. Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.”

House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio): “Probably ‘Eat your vegetables.’”

Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.): “I can’t think of a single piece of advice that she has given me. I don’t think I could come up with that answer if you gave me two hours or two days.”

Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.): “Ahh, she gave me a lot of good advice. She passed away in 1993. Probably ‘Act in private as if the whole world could see you.’”

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.): “Boy that’s a doozy. All kidding aside, make sure I go to college. Moms don’t give you advice. They just say things that become a will.”

Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (R-Mich.): “Not to be my father.”

Rep. Steve Chabot (R-Ohio): “The best advice is probably that I ought to consider getting to know the girl who was sitting across the table from us at our eighth-grade graduation breakfast. I started dating her the next year, and I dated her all through high school and two years of college and then got married. I’ve been married for 32 years.”

Rep. Jo Ann Emerson (R-Mo.): “Listen very carefully when people speak to you.”

Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.): “Stay out of trouble and get a Civil Service job with a pension.”

Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio): “Don’t quit.”

Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.): “It wasn’t very original. It was to be yourself. I used to like to collect stamps and read and smell flowers, and in the neighborhood that I grew up in people thought that was sissy. And my mom was nurturing but my dad was tough, so it was a nice balance.”

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