HOH’s One-Minute Recess: Lawmakers Already Talking Rematch

Posted June 17, 2010 at 10:45am

Who says the power of the press is waning? At last night’s charity Congressional Women’s Softball Game, the team of journalists trounced the lawmakers.

Read our colleague Rachael Bade’s write-up of the match, which featured plenty of slugs and high-fives, all for a good cause.

A few HOH-able tidbits, courtesy of our softball-loving tipsters:

• The lawmakers had an impressive team of five (!) attending physicians in their dugout (perhaps wary after last year’s game in which Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) fractured her leg and sprained her ankle).

• Rep. Diana DeGette (D-Colo.) hosted an after-game gathering at the nearby Kavanagh’s pizza shop, where a tipster tells HOH that a “very intense” Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) was overheard plotting next year’s comeback. “Next year, more,” she was overheard telling Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.). “More practice, more practice and more scrimmages.” Look out, scribes!

• Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) won a raffle item, a pink-and-black softball glove. But a tipster tells HOH that it might not have been pure luck: Pelosi seemed to have bought “about 20” tickets for the charity raffle.

Birds of a Feather

Here’s the easiest way we’ve heard of to help out those poor oily birds on the Gulf Coast: drink to them. A handful of Congressional staffers and their friends are hosting a fundraiser tonight benefiting the Greater New Orleans Foundation and the Audubon Nature Institute.

The charity shindig kicks off at 6:30 p.m. at Acadiana, where a $20 suggested donation gets you some Big Easy cocktail specials ($5 Pimm’s cups, anyone?) and the feeling that you’re doing your small part. We’ll drink to that.

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