Tuesday is here, and it is time once again for HOH to help you get to know a Member of Congress better through a series of five fun questions. This week, Rep. Jon Runyan (R-N.J.) discusses his musical and literary fancies.
Q: What is the one superpower that you would want to have? A: Invisibility, because I think every once in a while being able to go about your day without being noticed would be nice.
Q: Mac or PC? A: Mac. I just find them to be more user-friendly.
Q: Who is your favorite musical artist/band of all time? A: George Strait, because it was the first concert I went to with my wife, Loretta, at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.
Q: We know you are a former professional football player. What is the most memorable injury you’ve ever had or witnessed in your football career? A: When two teammates fell on and crushed my foot on Christmas Day, which then required two operations to fix.
(Bonus side note: Runyan was injured during this month’s Congressional football game and has been seen in a motorized wheelchair. He was diagnosed with plantar fasciitis, according to his press secretary. That’s an inflammation of his heel. He was told to stay off it for a while, and it is getting better, his office says.)
Q: What is your favorite book? A: “The Four Agreements” by Miguel Angel Ruiz. The book promotes the idea of creating happiness through personal freedom. The four agreements in the book are: be impeccable with your word, don’t take anything personally, don’t make assumptions, always do your best.
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