Heard on the Hill: Take Five!

Posted November 29, 2010 at 6:45pm

Every Tuesday, HOH gets to know a Member of Congress better through a series of five fun questions. Today, we chat with Rep. Bruce Braley. The Iowa Democrat’s district is home to the legendary baseball field built for the hit film “Field of Dreams.”

Q. Who do you think will win the Super Bowl?

A. Kansas City Chiefs.

Q. If you could have dinner with anyone tonight — aside from your family — who would you dine with?

A. Sandy Koufax, Alicia Keys, Clarence Darrow, Joyce Carol Oates.

Q. If you could live anywhere, not including your district, where would you live?

A. Along the sunny shore of Holiday Lake, near my hometown of Brooklyn, Iowa, where EVERY day is a holiday.

Q. What’s your hidden talent?

A. After four knee surgeries and a ruptured Achilles tendon, I can still kick a 40-yard field goal.

Q. If you weren’t a Member of Congress, what would you be doing?

A. Operating the firewood concession at Rocky Mountain National Park. Got my pickup. Got my chain saw.