In this image from House TV, former Rep. Steven LaTourette, R-Ohio, uses a poster for illustration as he speaks on the floor of the U.S. House Jan. 21, 2010, in Washington, about health care. (AP Photo/House TV)
Although he no longer holds officer former Congressman Steve LaTourette is still involved in politics, shown here during an appearance on The Daily show with Jon Stewart.
In this Jan. 5, 2011, photo Rep. Steve LaTourette, R-Ohio, right with his family, takes part in a ceremonial House swearing-in ceremony with House Speaker John Boehner (left) on Capitol Hill in Washington. Tea party newcomers, eager to slash federal spending, will soon learn how difficult it is, nine-term LaTourette said. "Back in Ohio, almost everybody says, 'Oh, you've got to cut spending'. But then they say, 'Oh, I didn't know you meant MY spending.' And there's going to be a lot of that." If Republicans actually do make deep spending cuts that will anger many interest groups, they might pay a price, he said. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
From the porch behind my uncle’s house, I watched my dad shoot a silver handgun at a makeshift target. The series of bullets scattered wood debris as they struck the base of an old oak at the forest’s edge.