HOH’s One-Minute Recess: Dress Down for Charity

Posted September 3, 2010 at 10:53am

Every summer HOH sympathizes with men on Capitol Hill. While ladies can put on dresses and skirts to escape the scorching heat, men are stuck sweating in suits and ties. But we hear this is not necessarily the case at the National Republican Congressional Committee, where staffers have found a way to beat the heat and do a good deed at the same time.

Throughout August, staffers were permitted to wear shorts to work as long as they donated money to charity. Call it a pay-to-stay-cool scheme, if you will. No word on which charities benefited from the plan (or how many people showed up to work in beach attire): Calls to the NRCC were not immediately returned.

Into the Political Ring?

Senate candidate and former World Wrestling Entertainment CEO Linda McMahon might not be the only professional wrestling A-lister aiming for a seat in Congress.

WWE world heavyweight champion Kane discusses his passionate libertarian views in an interview with the Baltimore Sun published Thursday, and he is asked whether he’d follow wrestlers such as former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura into public office.

“Oh yeah, sure,” Kane tells the Sun. “But I think maybe with me it might be more educational stuff — talking with young people and that sort of thing as opposed to pursuing political office.”

Kane — whose real name is Glenn Thomas Jacobs — stays pretty involved on the libertarian scene and even maintains a blog where he offers his thoughts on everything from the economy to immigration to terrorism.

And it appears he’s getting some notice in D.C. circles, as his interview with the Sun was picked up by the folks over at libertarian magazine Reason.

While Kane mulls a potential political career, he remains focused on his day job, where he’s currently playing the “bad guy” role against his on-screen brother, the Undertaker.

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