By Debbie Siegelbaum - 08/27/12 09:00 AM EDT
What did you want to be when you were growing up?
Rep. Rooney: A baseball play-by-play announcer a la Harry Kalas [who announced for the Philadelphia Phillies for nearly 40 years].
Rep. Rooney: Riding my Road King Harley-Davidson motorcycle.
What is something you’re passionate about?
Rep. Rooney: Muscle-car reality shows.
What is your favorite place in the world?
Rep. Rooney: The Old Head, Ireland.
What is your least favorite household chore?
Rep. Rooney: I have children; I don’t do chores anymore.
What’s your guilty pleasure?
Rep. Rooney: Bear claws from 7-Eleven. (Try them with butter and syrup ... heaven.)
What do you consider to be your biggest political achievement?
Rep. Rooney: Stand-up double off [former college baseball player Rep.] Cedric Richmond [D-La.] in the congressional baseball game this year.