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Who Is ‘Dirty Harry Reid’?


(Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
(Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

We don’t think Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s office has any sway over the folks at “Jeopardy!” But the timing Thursday was just too ironic.

On the same day that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid presented plans to his caucus to change Senate precedent to curtail executive branch filibusters (which we’ve covered extensively over at #WGDB), “Who is Dirty Harry Reid?” made an appearance as a correct response on an episode of the top-rated quiz show program.

That question came in a before-and-after category that required the name of a current senator in each response to a clue. Reid was paired with the iconic Clint Eastwood character. One of the Senate’s other big baseball fans might be happier with the amalgamation involving his name.

The clue: “1970s pitcher whose name precedes a type of arm surgery takes a Senate seat for Arizona.” The correct response: “Who is Tommy John McCain?”

McCain’s Diamondbacks are all too familiar with the procedure to repair the ulnar collateral ligament. Pitcher Daniel Hudson recently visited Dr. James Andrews for his second Tommy John surgery.

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