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June 22nd, 2010
Answer This: George Allen
Sports metaphors and analogies abound on Capitol Hill, but now there's a book to codify what lessons learned in athletics can teach those in politics.
"What Washington Can Learn From the World of Sports," by George Allen — the former senator and son of the late NFL coach George Allen Sr. — has enough stuff from both worlds to satisfy sports and politics junkies alike. And the connections Allen makes are occasionally surprising: How does national security compare with football? What does punting have to do with energy policy? And where are the umps and refs in the federal government? It's all in there.
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