Shenanigans catches up with a new member: freshman Georgia Republican Paul Broun, a former family physician who loves to hunt big game.
What do your constituents say about all the animal heads in your office?
They are speechless and love to take pictures in front of the full-size lion and full-size bear.
Have you and Don Young (R-Alaska) gone hunting together yet?
Don Young hunts in a petting zoo. I go after game.
Why do you think there aren’t more doctors in Congress?
They are too busy taking care of patients and putting time in helping others.
What do you miss most about your home state?
Fried chicken, fiscal and personal responsibility and the right to bear arms.
What’s the biggest misconception about being in Congress?
That the lifestyle is glamorous. In reality, there is a lot of hard work, poor diets and very little sleep. When I do get to sleep, it’s on an air mattress in my office.
Who is the funniest member of Congress?
Lynn Westmoreland (R-Ga.) and Louie Gohmert (R-Texas).
What’s the strangest thing a member has said to you?
That there is a scientific consensus that human-induced global warming is real.
What has been the coolest thing you’ve gotten to do?
Meeting with Herschel Walker, Justice [Antonin] Scalia and Ben Stein.
What’s been your biggest embarrassment so far?
Despite the aggressive write-in campaign on my behalf, I failed to make The Hill’s 50 most beautiful list.
How has your life changed?
Very little time now to do things I used to enjoy, like golf and hunting. But it’s all worth it in order to put America back on the right path and stop that steamroller of socialism.
Was it strange to suddenly eat food on toothpicks?
Nah. A toothpick is simply a scaled-down version of the rotisserie sticks I use to cook most of my meals that end up on my trophy wall.