From the Political Wire...

Exchange of the Day

At yesterday's Senate Budget Committee markup of the fiscal year 2010 budget resolution:

Sen. Kent Conrad (D-ND): “Oh, you are good.”

Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA): “Well, your wife said the same thing.”

According to the Huffington Post, the exchange came after Grassley, the ranking Republican on the committee, pressed Chairman Conrad to include an amendment of his.

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  • oh, snap!

    But why do I suspect the conservatives would make a huge deal out of the sexual innuendo if a Democrat said it?

  • fuller context

    from HuffPo:…

    “I’d like to suggest to the chairman that he might want to support this because, you remember, you asked me two years ago not to take a vote on it and you said if we did take a vote on it you might not get your budget resolution adopted. So I did not ask for a vote on it and you said it was a very statesmanlike thing for me to do at that particular time and so I would hope that you would return the favor,” said Grassley.

    “You know, I used to like you. Let me just say: Oh, you are good,” said Conrad.

    “Well, your wife said the same thing.”

    Conrad didn’t miss a beat. “She did, she said you were the biggest hit of all the speakers at the event,” he replied.

  • Chuck Grassley...

    a.k.a. Michael Scott.