The Manliest Workplace in D.C. Competition continues today in a match-up sure to be less painful than most acts of Congress! (See the full 64-workplace bracket here). Today, the Federal Government bracket heats up as our bicameral legislature goes mano-a-mano to determine final man dominance (until the new, possibly gender-compromised Congress is sworn in). For now, we live in 110th Congress man-bliss as the House takes on the Senate:

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES: Congressional leaders are listed first, followed by the longest-serving members of the House, in order to give credit to those public servants who have lent the most years of manliness to our great man nation. Lets get to governin’!

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (Female, ZERO)
Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (Male, 9 points)

Minority Leader John Boehner (Male, 8 points)
Majority Whip
James E. Clyburn (Male, 7 points)
Minority Whip Roy Blunt (Male, 6 points)
Representative John Dingell (’55, Male, 5 points)
John Conyers (‘65, Male, 4 points)
Dave Obey (‘69, Male, 3 points)
RepresentativeCharles B. Rangel (‘71, Male, 2 points)
Representative Bill Young (‘71, Male, 1 point)

With a manly index of 45 out of 55, Nancy Pelosi really ruined it for everyone. Thanks Nancy.


SENATE: Same shit, different chamber:

President Pro TemporeRobert Byrd (Male, 10 points)Majority Leader Harry Reid (Male, 9 points)
Minorty LeaderMitch McConnell (Male, 8 points)
Majority Whip Dick Durbin (Male, 7 points)
Minority Whip Jon Kyl (Male, 6 points)
Senator Ted Kennedy (’62, Male, 5 points)
SenatorDaniel Inouye (‘63, Male, 4 points)
Senator Ted Stevens (’68, Male, 3 points)
Senator Pete Domenici (‘73, Male, 2 points)
Joe Biden (‘73, Male, 1 point)

DING DING DING! And it’s Biden at the buzzer! Unleash the confetti! Cue “Macho Man”! Book Randy Savage for the post-game run-down! The Senate has registered our very first 100% on the manly scale, positively governing the sexually confused House of Representatives! Will any institution dare challenge it? Stay tuned!

Photo by Ken Lund.