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Harry Reid Sick of Smelling All You Tourists

December 3, 2008 at 9:20 AM | by | ()

We'd heard the swamptown know as Washington, DC gives off a stench every once in a while, but we figured it was coming from those scumbags that call themselves Congress. According to Senate bigwig Harry Reid, though, it's the tourists who stink up the place:

The Capitol Visitors Center, which opened [Tuesday], 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."

But it's no longer going to be true, noted Reid, thanks to the air conditioned, indoor space.

Glad to hear we're not offending you with our underarms anymore, Mr. Leader! Good luck with that whole populist appeal thing.

Related Stories:
· Reid: We Won't Smell the Tourists Anymore [Washington Examiner]
· The Capitol Visitor Center [Official Site]
· Poltiical Travel coverage [Jaunted]

[Photo: The Capitol Visitor Center]

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