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Hot dog from Wisconsin threatens to tie up US Senate

No, it's not Oscar, the Oscar Mayer weiner, or even the racing brat or chorizo from Miller Park.  It's that other weiner, Ron Johnson.

Johnson hasn't accomplished anything since joining the US Senate in January.

But now he's threatening to make sure no one else accomplishes anything either, by objecting to unanimous consent requests and tying up the Senate.

Any of the 100 Senators could pull the same stunt, but only Johnson, who still hasn't caught on that he's in the minority and really has very little power, says he's ready to throw a monkey wrench into the works.

Makes us proud, ain'a?

Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid shut Johnson's one-man filibuster down pretty quickly, Roll Call reports.

Here's the Politico report.

Published

June 29, 2011 - 10:33am

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