McConnell Responds to Obama's Drink Joke with a Nod to Eastwood
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:
@barackobama @eastwood_ Greetings from coal country! Hazard, KY -MM twitter.com/Team_Mitch/sta…
— Team Mitch (@Team_Mitch) April 29, 2013