Monday, July 23, 2007

McConnell "Went Home For A Nap" During Iraq Vote

These are the types of theatrics that are simple embarrassing to the Kentucky Republican Party. Mitch McConnell decided he was too tired to lead the Senate Republicans during the Iraq vote last week so he went home to take a nap:

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican from Louisville, also skipped the 5:13 a.m. vote. During the first half of the night, however, he held court in his leadership office, meeting with lawmakers and even serving dinner to many of them and their staff members. Finally, however, McConnell needed his rest.

"He went home for a nap - had to take a break from the 'theatrical display' organized by the Dems," said his spokeswoman, Julie Adams.