Take Five With Rep. Kevin Yoder
Posted at 12:01 a.m. on July 10, 2012
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It’s Tuesday and time again for Take Five, HOH’s weekly dose of five questions for a Member of Congress. This time around, we speak with Rep. Kevin Yoder (R-Kan.) about some of his likes (Charles Dickens, Batman) and dislikes (University of Missouri sports teams).
Q: You started your political career as student body president at the University of Kansas. What advice do you wish you could give your younger self about running for office?
A: Don’t get discouraged, and never give up.
Q: What’s the best place to stop on a trip to Kansas?
A: Allen Fieldhouse — the home of the Kansas Jayhawks, best tradition and greatest college basketball team in the country.
Q: You graduated with a degree in English and political science. What’s your favorite novel and why?
A: “Great Expectations” — a Charles Dickens classic.
Q: What’s your favorite sports team?
A: Kansas Jayhawks — and anyone playing [the University of] Missouri.
Q: What summer blockbuster can you not wait to see?
A: The new Batman movie — “The Dark Knight Rises.”
Clarification: July 10, 12:27 p.m.
Rep. Kevin Yoder’s mentions of Missouri sports teams were specifically about the University of Missouri teams.