The Capitol Visitors Center opened this morning — late and over budget. Senate majority leader Harry Reid had the following to say:
The Capitol Visitors Center, which opened this morning, may have tripled its original budget and fallen years behind schedule, but Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid found a silver lining for members of Congress: tourists won’t offend them with their B.O. anymore.
“My staff tells me not to say this, but I’m going to say it anyway,” said Reid in his remarks. “In the summer because of the heat and high humidity, you could literally smell the tourists coming into the Capitol. It may be descriptive but it’s true.”
It’s a bit surprising that a guy who got popped so many times in the nose would have such a sensitive sense of smell. Of course, Reid’s failure to follow his staff’s wise advice shows that he suffers from some degree of brain damage.