By spokesman | November 15, 2011
The Congressional Supercommittee is working on a budget deal as their deadline is approaching. The website Politico reported that several of the committee members have been biking together.
“SUPERCOMMITTEE BACKCHANNNEL: SPOTTED, on an hours-long bike ride along the Potomac on Saturday: Supercommittee members Sens. Rob Portman (R) and John Kerry (D), accompanied by Sen. Mark Warner (D), ringleader of the “Gang of Six.” All three are supercompetitive bikers, and gave no grace to each other during the ride.–IF THE SUPERCOMMITTEE GETS A DEAL, this off-campus, cross-party dynamic will be part of the reason. And Mark Warner will get a hat tip. “
Usually golf is the sport of choice for negotiating deals. It is nice to see biking instead of golf. I don’t have any information on the bikes, but Kerry has been seen on one of his custom-made Serotta bikes. (See google image search for “John Kerry Serotta”). If the supercommittee produces a good deal with help from Senator Warner, I may be willing to forgive Mark Warner for the dead fish handshake he gave me when we met in 2008.
Topics: Bikes and Politics |