Republican Senator John McCain and Democratic Senator Harry Reid are in the same corner when it comes to regulating fights. Fights in the ring, that is.
After a Las Vegas fight on June 9th that ended Pacquiao's seven-year unbeaten record, Congress decides to regulate the sport. Boxing is a big enough issue to bring Democrats and Republicans together to fix "the legitimate distrust boxing fans have for the integrity of the sport," according to Senator John McCain.
Shouldn't McCain and Reid be trying to work together on fixing the legitimate distrust Americans have of Congress? And work on restoring the integrity of America?
Boxing?! Boxing. Is regulating fights going to fix the economy? Is boxing a blip on the radar in this election year?
Manny Pacquiao is not only a boxer but also a politician himself. He also endorsed Harry Reid in the 2010 election year. It makes sense that Reid might want to help his fellow boxer; but McCain?
Both McCain and Reid are former boxers but it is rather ironic that fighting is a topic where there's no disagreement between Republicans and Democrats.
Mention the budget, birth control, gay marriage, or the President's birth certificate and the real fighting begins. Perhaps Congressional leaders should climb in the ring where things appear to be more civilized.