UPDATE: Ain’t happenin’…There’s been a big to do about Lou Holtz entertaining the idea of running for Congress, possibly representing the district encompassing Orlando and the central Florida region where he currently lives. Everyone thinks that Holtz would be nuts to pursue such a thing, and I’m hard-pressed to disagree. But there’s also been some discussion that Holtz couldn’t cut it in the US House of Representatives, and that’s where I have to stop you.
At age 72, Lou Holtz is entering his legislative prime. He’s been bossing people around for years. Hell, he just invaded Japan. He won’t be the worst representative in the federal legislature. Hell, he won’t even be the worst rep in his own state. That dubious honor belongs to none other than the honorable lady from Florida, Jacksonville’s own Corrine Brown. Remember her? How could you not?
Plus, his joining the federal legislature would get him off ESPN, and isn’t that a cause worth taking up at the polls? Go for it, Lou. You crazy bastard.