By Kelly McCormack - 07/26/07 07:10 PM EDT
|Rep. Tim Walz (D-Minn.)|
How tall are you?
How much do you weigh?
235 [pounds], and my wife is madder than hell about it. She has my staff under strict orders to buy fruits, pretzels and carrots. Before I started the campaign, I could run two miles in less than 12 minutes. I think 12:02.
What’s your claim to fame?
I’m the highest-ranking enlisted soldier in any branch [of military] to ever serve in Congress.
What’s your rank?
Command sergeant major.
What is your exercise routine?
The last three weeks have been terrible … [I try to do] 30 minutes on the bike and lifecycle every other day.
What cologne do you use?
I don’t use any.
Who designs your favorite brand of shoes?
I have a pair of Borns. My wife won’t let me wear them.
How do you like your steak cooked?
How much can you bench?
In the summer of 2004, when I got back from [Operation Enduring Freedom, it was] 315. Now I’m down to 220. I’d better get down there and prove it.
What is your favorite sports team?
I’m a Twins fan. But I’m much more partial to college football. I’m a [University of Minnesota Golden] Gophers fan, but my heart still lies with [the University of] Nebraska. [Walz is originally from Nebraska.]
Have you ever used body paint?
No, I haven’t.
If you weren’t in Congress, what would you be doing?
I’d still be teaching. I looked forward to going every day.
What did you teach?
Eleventh- and 12th-grade geography.
What do you drive?
I drive a Dodge Minivan. It’s an E-85. It’s all corn out there.
What’s your dream car?
1973 Camaro. I’m kind of a muscle car guy.
Do you think power is sexy?
I don’t think so. I never considered myself to be in a position of power.
Who’s your pick for 2008?
I haven’t picked. I’m a firm believer in the process. I’m not big on endorsements. It’s up to the constituents to decide.
Do you believe in astrology?
No, I don’t.
|Rep. Bill Sali (R-Idaho)|
How tall are you?