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February 7, 2016

House Retirement Bingo! With Capitol Quip


It seems like each time she turns around, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is losing a longtime colleague to retirement. That brings us to this week’s Capitol Quip.

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

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  • Ed Beck

    Gee Nancy… I think they showed much more interest for the bills that were being discussed.

  • Guest

    Maybe you should retire too. You could be Speaker of the House bingo.

  • EJRotert

    Maybe you should retire too. You could be Speaker of the House again — Speaker of the House bingo.

  • Ryan

    “Leader, they’re not playing Bingo because they’re retiring. This is Congress – they’re playing Bingo because they’re all seventy.”

  • Ed Beck

    Pallone versus Eshoo for bingo caller is a good matchup.

  • Chris

    “You know, Nancy, these folks are trying to get out of here, what with all of the battles on this year’s agenda. They want to retire B4-” “BINGO!”

  • EJRotert

    I wouldn’t let all this get to you. I think these guys are just looking for a new calling.

  • LZ126

    Blame Sequestration. But House Admin Committee gets 7% of net receipts.

  • LZ126

    It’s not encouraging – they asked me for a bigger room.

  • Scott E. Conlan PhD

    Retiring? I hadn’t realized they were even still alive!

  • Scott E. Conlan PhD

    Next activity: “Gerrymander” shuffleboard, followed by I Don’t “Care-i-oki!”

  • EJRotert

    At least they’re not playing Jeopardy with the Democratic Party.

  • Ed Beck

    It’s a short-timers game, most of the players are leaving Washington to better serve the people.

  • Ed Beck

    Dingell wants to set the record for longest continuous Bingo Game.

  • L. Camino

    No, I don’t think the AARP qualifies as a labor union. You can’t have their senior citizen discounts revoked for unfair trade practices.

  • Tommy Parton

    There they go starting a Party without me again..!!

  • EJRotert

    Know how the Republicans make their picks? Hot potato.

  • EJRotert

    The game used to be pin the tail on the donkey.

  • Stephen Jellen

    Now they play nice together.

  • Ed Beck

    Don’t mind them N.P., “See Ya Soon” is a pleasant way to say farewell.

  • El Puma

    Out with the old, in with the… few.

  • EJRotert

    I think they’re being a bit too ballsy.

  • Ed Beck

    Bingo Is The New Favorite For Congressional License Plates!

  • disqus_zaCJJeFItp

    Hmmm, non-partisan play. Maybe we should make EVERYONE announce their retirement, and THEN work on the budget!

  • disqus_zaCJJeFItp

    I’ve got a lottery ticket I can let you have cheap.

  • disqus_zaCJJeFItp

    The can make me take withdrawals from my IRA, but they can’t make me retire!

  • disqus_zaCJJeFItp

    Does the winner get to keep all the quarters?

  • disqus_zaCJJeFItp

    Time to move to [Your choice of state here] and run as a new voice for Congress!

  • LZ126

    Don’t worry – the way they play, there won’t be any “outside earned income” for House Ethics to review.

  • LZ126

    It’s nice to see John Olver back on the Hill!

  • jlee

    Great, more games to be played in the House.

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