How Softball and Wii Sports Helped The E-Tech Caucus

February 17, 2011 -

Representatives Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) and Kevin Brady (R-Texas) may be polar opposites in the political arena, but when it comes to video games both are on the same page. But what initially brought the two together to join the Congressional Caucus on Competitiveness in Entertainment Technology (E-Tech Caucus) was another activity: softball. Wasserman Schultz loves softball and organizes a Congressional Women’s Softball Game every June to raise money for breast cancer research, along with co-coach Brady and California Democratic Rep. Joe Baca.

The other reason this congressional odd couple got together for the E-Tech Caucus is because both have kids, and by extension, a familiarity with video games.

"I was looking for someone with young kids," she said, "because [my co-chairman] had to be someone who was 'living' video games."

Wasserman Schultz said that her children play Wii Sports, "Mario Brothers" games, and Guitar Hero. She even admits to playing a few games as well including Guitar Hero."

"I have played Guitar Hero," she said, but admitted indirectly that she wasn't good with the plastic instruments. "I sing."

As for Brady, he's a fan of Wii Sports:

"I like playing Wii sports games with my sons,” he said. "It’s a blast!"

Source: The Hill


 
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