Every Tuesday, HOH gets to know a Member of Congress better through a series of five fun questions. This week, we chat with Rep. Jim Himes. The Connecticut Democrat reveals why he loves the Rolling Stones — and being yelled at by a clown.
Q: Who do you think will win the Stanley Cup?
A: If the last two months are any indication, “The King’s Speech.”
Q: If you could have dinner with anyone (aside from your family), who would it be and why?
A: Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. First, because they would redline the fun, and now that they’re into their 60s, I might just keep up. Second, because I’d love to know what drew a couple of young punk Englishmen to the Delta blues.
Q: What’s your favorite drink?
A: The toasted marshmallow shake at Good Stuff Eatery with a shot of bourbon. Some ingredients sold separately.
Q: What’s your favorite movie of all time?
A: “Apocalypse Now.” Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Martin Sheen — it does not get better than that. And Robin Williams as the DJ. He was hilarious.
Q: Who is your best friend in Congress?
A: I’m getting really fond of clown-screamer guy who stands out in front of the House welcoming us.
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.