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meegbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-11 02:14 PM
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Sources: Harry Reid Sleeping With Mitch McConnell's Wife In 1986 At Core Of Senate Gridlock


In a stunning disclosure this week, congressional sources revealed that the acrimonious gridlock in the U.S. Senate traces its origins to a single November evening in 1986, when Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) engaged in sexual intercourse with Sen. Mitch McConnell's (R-KY) then-wife, Sherrill.

"The impenetrable stalemate on crucial issues is not due to a widening ideological divide between parties, as we once thought," said Brookings Institution senior fellow Sarah Binder. "Rather, this inability to move the legislative process forward stems almost exclusively from a jealous and resentful Mitch McConnell, who has been unable to erase the mental image of Harry Reid pleasuring his wife one wild, passionate night some 25 years ago."

"It's been the elephant in the room for decades, and frankly, neither senator is willing to just man up and bury the hatchet," Binder added. "Unfortunately, our democracy continues to suffer the consequences."

Congressional insiders, who confirmed they were glad to finally have all the tension out in the open, said the rift began when the newly elected Reid met McConnell's wife at a Capitol Hill cocktail party shortly after the 1986 midterms, an encounter that eventually led the pair to a rented room at the Watergate Hotel for an intimate midnight rendezvous.

In the aftermath of that fateful night, a feud was born that would soon lead to hundreds of famously spiteful battles over everything from immigration reform measures, to the 1987 Supreme Court nomination of Robert Bork, to at least 14 different energy bills, sources within both parties said this week.

"Look, something was bound to happen that night between themSherrill was a shy and attractive conservative, and Harry was this dashing, bad-boy former gaming commissioner from Nevada," said a longtime Republican aide who attended the 1986 Senate function and spoke on condition of anonymity. "I mean, what do you expect? Frankly, Mitch should have known better than to let Sherrill out of his sight in the first place. Harry was a real wolf back then."

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http://www.theonion.com/articles/sources-harry-reid-sle...
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emulatorloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-11 02:17 PM
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1. LOL - thanks!
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Erose999 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-11 02:21 PM
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2. Never noticed how much those two look alike until I saw that pic. Its kinda scary.

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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-11 02:26 PM
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5. Not even close--Reid has a chin and McConnell isn't human.
The eyeglasses are a clever disguise for Mitchy, though.
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-11 02:22 PM
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3. Started laughing the minute I read the subject line -- thanks! They do such an
outstanding job!!
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HughBeaumont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-11 02:25 PM
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4. "If your woman is fine, my brother, it's gonna be a cryin' shame . . ."
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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-11 02:27 PM
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6. LOLOL... I was silently praying this was the ONION....
but sometimes, ya never know. I've taken to reassuring myself with a quick peak at the link, nowadays. ;)
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Demoiselle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-11 04:41 PM
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18. Silently praying? I freakin' swallowed it whole!!!!!
I really thought that some right wing schmucks were looking for a way to smear Harry Reid as a sex fiend. (Not that there's anything wrong with being a sex fiend) until I got to the bottom and saw the source. It IS really funny. And I think I have to take a break from politics for a while.
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JohnnyLib2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-11 02:27 PM
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7. OMG

Priceless! :applause: :rofl:
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-11 02:37 PM
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8. Of course it is The Onion..McConnell could NEVER be married to a woman who looks like that...
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Kalyke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-11 02:44 PM
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10. His real ex-wife seems like a pip, though!
http://www.smith.edu/library/fyi/654.htm

Sherrill Redmon has directed the Sophia Smith Collection of Womens History Archives-the nations oldest such repository--since 1993. Under her leadership, the Collection launched Voices of Feminism, a project that has produced 60 in-depth oral history interviews and a number of collections of papers documenting grassroots organizing, working class, radical, and lesbian feminists, feminists of color and other under-documented participants in the contemporary social justice and womens movements. She is a founding member of Smith's Archives Concentration.

Redmon has a PhD in history and taught 20th century U.S. history at the University of Louisville before becoming an archivist. She spent the next fifteen years in archival positions at UL and founded its Women's Manuscripts Collection.
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-11 07:19 PM
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20. I wonder why a woman like that would ever marry a man like McConnell..
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no limit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-11 02:41 PM
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9. This is too funny
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librechik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-11 02:45 PM
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11. hah
bad boy Reid? I WISH!
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lumberjack_jeff Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-11 02:59 PM
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12. ROFL
This is one of those things that make me glad I no longer work in an office. Here at home, only the houseplants wonder what's so funny.
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louis-t Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-11 03:05 PM
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13. Tee hee. "Tahm teh bury the hatchet."
"Not in yo' pointed head, son."
Foghorn Leghorn
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Kber Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-11 03:42 PM
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14. snarf
"I guess things could be a lot worse, though," the senator added. "Thank God Mitch doesn't know about Durbin, Schumer, or McCain."
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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-11 04:27 PM
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15. Is "impenetrable" really the right word here? nt
Edited on Wed Jan-05-11 04:27 PM by bemildred
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Earth_First Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-11 04:28 PM
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16. lmfao!
My thoughts exactly!

:rofl:
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L. Coyote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-11 04:31 PM
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17. DUPE
my photo here :rofl:
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Permanut Donating Member (477 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-11 04:51 PM
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19. Took his glasses too.....
The fiend!
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1monster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-11 09:03 PM
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21. I expect we will see FOX noise doing this one as a real story in a day or so...
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