The hottest Super Bowl party in town

Who wouldn't want to kick back with a cold one, a football game and a bunch of politicians?

By Alex Koppelman

Published January 30, 2009 11:35PM (EST)

Truth be told, I may not end up watching the Super Bowl this year, or at least not much of it besides Bruce Springsteen's halftime show, as I'm grieving over the Baltimore Ravens' loss in the AFC Championship. (Steelers fans among the readership are kindly asked to remember this poor blogger's feelings -- please don't gloat too much in the comments section. The pain is still so raw.)

If I were going to watch, though, I know what party I'd want to be attending -- the one President Obama's throwing at the White House. Because, hey, who knows how to party like a bunch of politicians? Right?

OK, maybe not. Still, given the list of invitees, which crosses both ideological and team lines, it might be interesting to be a fly on the wall. Here it is:

 Senator Bob Casey (D-PA)
Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL)
Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)
Senator Arlen Specter (R-PA)

Congressman Elijah Cummings (D-MD)
Congressman Artur Davis (D-AL)
Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT)
Congressman Charlie Dent (R-PA)
Congressman Mike Doyle (D-PA)
Congressman Trent Franks (R-AZ)
Congressman Raul Grijalva (D-AZ)
Congressman Paul Hodes (D-NH)
Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes-Norton (D-DC)
Congressman Patrick Murphy (D-PA)
Congressman Fred Upton (R-MI)


Alex Koppelman

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

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