HOH’s One-Minute Recess: Model Congress

Posted April 21, 2010 at 10:45am

While political pundits (and even most of Members of Congress) would argue that Democrats and Republicans aren’t, well, playing nicely these days, one recent Capitol Hill visitor thinks bipartisanship is alive and well.

[IMGCAP(1)]Actress-model Molly Sims lobbied Members on Tuesday for the United Against Malaria campaign, urging them to fund programs that seek to eradicate the disease by 2015. And after getting positive responses from Democrats such as Rep. Donald Payne (D-N.J.) and GOPers, including Rep. John Boozman (R-Ark.) and Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), Sims told HOH that her faith in bipartisanship was restored.

“I think that was most refreshing to me,” Sims said of her Hill visit.

Sims’ trip to Capitol Hill was a homecoming of sorts — more than 15 years ago, the “Las Vegas” star was a political intern and even considered entering the political arena before becoming a model. And while she plans to stay out of politics, she promised to continue to push Members to support programs to eradicate malaria.

“I’m a little bipartisan as well,” Sims said. “But I’ll tell you, mosquitoes are really bipartisan.”

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