Once a month, C Magazine sits down with a prominent Columbus figure to discuss how they spend their time out of the office and between paychecks. This month we sat down with Congressman Pat Tiberi.
C Magazine: You’re of Italian decent. Which Italian in history do you most admire?
Pat Tiberi: Marconi: the great inventor who discovered wireless communication.
C Magazine: What talent would you most like to have?
Tiberi: The ability to hit a curve ball, the most difficult task in sports.
C Magazine: If you were not in politics, what would you be doing?
Tiberi: Play-by-play broadcasting for the Cincinnati Reds, since I'm too old to play for them.
C Magazine: You get to choose the next two laws, what are they?
Tiberi: 1. A balanced budget amendment to the United States Constitution.
2. Adoption of a tax system that would allow anyone to fill out a tax return in 15 minutes or less.
C Magazine: Whom would you like to see next in the White House?
Tiberi: A candidate with bold ideas and the ability to communicate them and convince skeptics of their worth.
C Magazine: What is your favorite hobby?
Tiberi: Spending time with my 2-year-old daughter, Angelina, is better than any hobby.
C Magazine: Who throws a better party, Republicans or Democrats?
Tiberi: I've been to parties held by both, and they can be equally fun or equally dull.
C Magazine: Why are there so many frivolous lawsuits in America?
Tiberi: Because too many people have confused our legal system with the Mega Millions lottery game.
C Magazine: And finally, what was the last movie you went to see?
Tiberi: National Treasure with Nicholas Cage. I give it thumbs up.