Harry Reid: 'That's A Clown Question, Bro'

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June 19 2012 4:11 PM

Harry Reid: 'That's A Clown Question, Bro'

When Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was asked at a press conference this afternoon whether he would push the DREAM Act in the wake of President Obama's big immigration move -- a way to get Republican senators on record on the issue -- he took a page from the playbook of fellow Mormon and 19-year-old Washington Nationals Outfielder Bryce Harper:Harper used the line last week (which quickly went viral on Twitter) when asked what kind of beer he would drink to celebrate hitting a home run, and Reid spokesman Adam Jentleson told the Huffington Post that it didn't take much effort to get the boss to give it a try. The former boxer -- who had a character based on him in Martin Scorsese's Casino and a brief cameo in Steven Soderbergh's drug war drama Traffic -- apparently still knows how to let off some steam every once in a while.

Matt Taylor is a reporter living in Brooklyn. He was the political correspondent for the National Memo and a staff reporter at his hometown newspaper, The East Hampton Star. He's a contributor to Newsweek/The Daily Beast. You can reach him on Twitter @matthewt_ny

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