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February 14, 2016

Band of Boston Beards | Capitol Quip


The Boston Red Sox overcame a traumatic season of discontent to band together, over baseball and beards, to win the World Series. Is there a lesson in that for Washington as it looks to make government work? This all brings us to this week’s Capitol Quip.

Send us a caption for this week’s contest by leaving it in the comments section of our Heard on the Hill blog. Editors will pick five finalists on Wednesday, and everyone can vote for the winner through Thursday.

To see our previous winners, check us out on Pinterest.

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  • Booberry

    It’s about time we had some growth around here.

  • Booberry

    We joined the Boston Low Tea Party.

  • Booberry

    Pelosi: wax on, wax off.

  • Booberry

    Fidel and I both love baseball.

  • Booberry

    I have a touch of grey…grey matter.

  • Booberry

    Obamacare was a close shave.

  • Booberry

    Has anyone seen my glasses and cigar?

  • Booberry

    I’d settle for success four out of six times.

  • Booberry

    I knew you’d all comb over to my side.

  • I’m Ron Burgundy?

    We’re not shaving until works!

  • IBPC

    Nancy You look Great, Did You Do Something with Your Hair.

  • Lars K.

    So it is agreed, our new national pastime is now the game of political gridlock.

  • BrotherMatthias

    Now cross your fingers and let’s hope this gets the Obamacare website up and running.

  • Steve

    Nancy – Our Beards Make Us Sacramento Sustainable

  • Bill Seedyke

    Lest there be any misunderstanding, people: this hat shows the role model for the moment is the Red Sox, not Cuba.

  • Jakk Turner

    We all watched Boston win. We all grew beards overnight. OCTOBER SURPRISE!

  • Jakk Turner

    Let us ponder the significance of this miraculous event. Nancy stopped shaving the same time we did!

  • Jakk Turner

    We take the beards off as soon as the cameras are out of the room, agreed? And Nancy, your enthusiasm for bipartisan, bi-gender support should be an example of integrity to us all.

  • badger1

    I’m not sure if it was the beards or you guys starting to call me Big Papi that
    helped right this ship.

  • Jakk Turner

    I know this might not be the best place to mention it, but the most bearded baseball team in history was “The house of David” baseball team back in the 1920s:

  • disqus_zaCJJeFItp

    These beards are gonna be a heck of a lot longer come next November!

  • disqus_zaCJJeFItp

    If the Red Sox can do it…

  • c p

    see, we can agree on something!

  • celina001

    Nancy, thank you for raising awareness of Prostrate Cancer Awareness Month!

  • S. Crim

    That shutdown sure was a hair-raising experience, wasn’t it, guys?

  • EdKulzer

    I’d like to welcome everyone to the Beard Summit; now, let’s get to work.

  • EdKulzer

    Next up, please turn to page 22 for consideration on the all-important ZZ Top Amendment.

  • KMH

    If you like your facial hair, you will be able to keep it. Period.

  • jlee

    Let’s at least come out of this with a great Christmas card –
    The Last Supper.

  • Tom

    After 86 years the Red Sox triumphed….we have 82 more to go….let’s make it dramatic!

  • Tom

    Has anybody found out if razor burn is covered by the Affordable Care Act?

  • Jay Okon

    Duck Dynasty has come to D.C. The world has ended as we know it!

  • Nick

    Does anybody else have Sweet Caroline stuck in their head?

  • Wotann

    Now that we’ve got the beards–let’s see to it that Obamacare doesn’t strike out!

  • Mike Z

    I’m telling you that worst to first is possible, and I don’t see any other way to get our approval ratings up.

  • T.A. Conscience

    Good to see everyone is on-board to celebrate “Fidel Castro Week.” What!? Red Sox? Reboot.

  • Patricia

    Why, before you decide to shave or not, do I have to go first!?

  • pericles9

    It’s a MOUSTACHE…a “stash” is something else.

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