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April 30, 2013 - 6:06 am

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) responded to President Obama’s White House Correspondents Dinner joke about having a drink together.

“Recently, I had dinner—it’s been well publicized—I had dinner with a number of the Republican senators. And I’ll admit it wasn’t easy. I proposed a toast—it died in committee,” Obama said. “Of course, even after I’ve done all this, some folks still don’t think I spend enough time with Congress. ‘Why don’t you get a drink with Mitch McConnell?’ they ask. ‘Really? Why don’t you get a drink with Mitch McConnell?’ I’m sorry. I get frustrated sometimes.”

Assuming Obama is more a wine sipper than a beer drinker, McConnell pulled up an empty chair for a response — with a nod to Clint Eastwood:

 

Bridget Johnson is a career journalist whose news articles and opinion columns have run in dozens of news outlets across the globe. Bridget first came to Washington to be online editor at The Hill, where she wrote The World from The Hill column on foreign policy. Previously she was an opinion writer and editorial board member at the Rocky Mountain News and nation/world news columnist at the Los Angeles Daily News. She has contributed to USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, National Review Online, Politico and more, and has myriad television and radio credits as a commentator. Bridget is Washington Editor for PJ Media.

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