By Kris Kitto - 01/06/10 12:14 AM EST
What are the best and worst things about Washington?
Sen. LeMieux: The worst thing? For a guy from Florida, freezing rain isn’t on the top of my list of things I like about Washington.
[For the best thing,] driving up to the Capitol every day, I get a lump in my throat. It’s such an honor to represent Floridians.
What did you want to be when you were growing up?
If you weren’t yourself, which lawmaker would you prefer to be?
Sen. LeMieux: I have a great admiration for [Senate Minority Leader] Mr. [Mitch] McConnell [R-Ky.].
Finish this sentence: My favorite place in the world is …
Sen. LeMieux: I think being on a Florida beach.
What has been your biggest political mistake?
Sen. LeMieux: Underestimating the inertia that prevents you from getting things done … Government doesn’t like to act.
Who’s your favorite member of the opposite party?
Sen. LeMieux: I personally like very much [Sen.] Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharDon’t let Congress legislate science The Hill's 12:30 Report Clinton’s 9 most likely VP picks MORE [D-Minn.]. She and I are working on some things together.
What household chore do you dislike?
Sen. LeMieux: Changing my baby’s diapers in the middle of the night.
What’s your guilty pleasure?
Sen. LeMieux: My wife and I at night watching something brainless on the television just to relax.