On October 26th, 2009, a motion went up in the House of Representatives to congratulate the Syracuse University Lacrosse Team on winning the NCAA Division 1 Men's title. A rather superfluous yet appreciated Motion for sure. These young men busted their asses to perform at the highest level possible in the sport.
359 Representative voted AYE.
1 Representative voted NO.
That representative...Marion Berry.
No, not Marion Barry. Though that would have made sense considering he's probably got Georgetown ties (and he probably would have been high). No, this Marion currently represents a district in the great, progressive state of Arkansas where I suppose they just don't get what our fascination is with that damn Injun game.
I really can't think of another reason for the vote other than that. Honestly. What stake would be possibly have in voting no? Do the constituents of the 1st District of Arkansas hate Syracuse University and it's athletics programs and we just don't know it?
If you'd like to ask Berry or voice your displeasure with his vote, you can absolutely do so by reaching out to him through various forms of communication.
2305 Rayburn H.O.B.
Washington, DC 20515
(202) 225-5602 FAX
Oh, there is one thing. Berry is a Methodist. It's alllllll starting to come together now.
Update: The Post-Standard cracked the case and found that Berry "makes it a practice not to vote for any resolution honoring sports teams." Alrighty then, Debbie Downer.