Wrong Way Steny

Robert Borosage

Wrong Way Riegels became a football legend when Roy Riegels, captain of the California football team in the 1929 Rose Bowl picked up a fumble and rumbled the wrong way down the field. He was prevented from scoring a touchdown for the opposing team only when one of his own players tackled him.

Wrong Way Corrigan passed into legend in 1939 when Douglas Corrigan took off from Brooklyn, New York, on a fight back to California — and landed in Ireland.

Now we have the political equivalent: Wrong Way Steny Hoyer could become a political legend for going the wrong way on Social Security unless his own teammates tackle him.

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