Potty mouth senate

Senator Larry McKibben, a Republican from Marshalltown, is not seeking re-election, so perhaps that’s why he felt free enough to call the anti-smoking bill being debated this afternoon in the Iowa Senate "crap."  He also uttered the phrase "to hell with" on a few occasions.  I don’t think there’s a connection, but McKibben also admitted he enjoyed "adult beverages" earlier in his remarks.

UPDATE:  The Senate started this debate at 3:47 p.m. and it’s now 5:30 p.m.  Senator Joe Bolkcom, a Democrat from Iowa City, had pushed the button on his desk, indicating he wanted to speak during the debate and his request was put in the cue.  When Senate President Jack Kibbie called upon Bolkcom, however, he wasn’t at his desk.  "I had to take a break," Bolkcom told his colleagues once he arrived behind the microphone on his desk, "but I heard everything in the men’s restroom."  There was laughter.

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  1. What do you think the odds of Bolkcom having an few adult beverages before his speech?

  2. “cue” should be queue
    and I doubt ole Joe was boozing
    odds = 10-1 against.