HOH’s One-Minute Recess: No Rep. Edward Cullen Here

Posted November 20, 2009 at 10:43am

“New Moon— madness is everywhere. But don’t be tempted to liken Congress to the undead — at least that’s what one Member is insisting. [IMGCAP(1)]Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) wrote in his regular column for CNN that his partner, Marlon Reis, threw a vampire-themed Halloween party with the theme of “Blood Moon— (an obvious riff on the blockbuster book and newly debuted movie). But he insists that he and his Congressional colleagues are just regular people.“While some view members of Congress as vampires, sucking on the lifeblood of America, they (er, we!) actually are no better or worse than everyone else,— Polis said. Gore Rocks Rock. Former Vice President Al Gore had another cameo on last night’s episode of NBC comedy “30 Rock,— and he used his brief screen time to poke fun at all of the knocks against him. He doesn’t take his image as a green champion too seriously: In the scene, Gore is a maintenance guy who shows up at the NBC offices (where the show is set) and changes the lightbulbs to more energy-efficient ones. His exit is hilarious (and familiar from his previous appearance on the show): “Quiet … a whale is in trouble … I have to go!—And he nods to criticisms that he’s a serial exaggerator (who can forget that he invented the Internet?) with a self-aware line. “There’s an African proverb I made up …— Submit your hot tips, juicy gossip or comments here.Can’t get enough HOH? Get a midday dose of fun and gossip with HOH’s One-Minute Recess, delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here — because everyone deserves more recess.