By Bob Cusack - 03/06/12 01:27 AM EST
It’s amazing to think that earlier this year, Eni Faleomavaega was more famous than Jeremy Lin.
But the American Samoan delegate isn’t jealous of his fellow Asian-Pacific-American. He paid tribute to the New York Knicks point guard last week on the House floor.
Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) was the first to invoke Lin on the House floor several weeks ago.
The speech on contraceptive coverage also mentioned former Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.), Charlie Sheen, Lou Dobbs, the cast of “Jersey Shore” and LeBron James. We would go into details on how Gutierrez connected those dots, but alas, we only have so much space.