Heard on the Hill: Take Five!

Posted December 5, 2011 at 5:21pm

It’s Tuesday, the day when HOH gets to know a Member of Congress better through a series of five fun questions. This week, Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-La.), the Representative from the Big Easy, talks about the liquor he enjoys over ice cream and the frequency of alligators back home. (HOH Helpful Aside: Only 76 days until Mardi Gras.)

Q: Thoughts on the NBA coming back for Christmas? Who are you rooting for?
A:  It’s about time! Who else? Chris Paul and the New Orleans Hornets.

Q: How often do you spot alligators in Louisiana? Have you ever eaten alligator?
A:  Every time I play golf back at home. Yes.

Q: On your biography it says you are an avid fisherman. What do you like to fish the most? And where?
A:  Redfish and speckled trout. Bayou Bienvenue or Lake Pontchartrain.

Q:  If you were in any other field, what would your career be?
A:  A college president or collegiate baseball coach.

Q: Drink of choice?
A:  Praline pecan liqueur (by Sazerac Company of New Orleans) over vanilla ice cream.