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Senators Spar Over Who’s the Most Single

Republican Senate candidate Rep. Mark Kirk (R-IL) prepares for his debate with Democratic Senate nominee, Illinois State Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias, on October 19, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. The two candidates are vying for the Senate seat currently held by Sen. Roland Burris (D-IL), who was appointed by embattled former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich following Barack Obama's election as President.
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He’s a divorcé who’s had the same haircut since high school. And he’s on an episode of The Bachelor ... in his head. It’s not a scene out of the Entourage movie — it’s a United States Senate hearing!

During a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing on Thursday, Republican Senator Mark Kirk had this to say about Lindsey Graham, presidential candidate and fellow single man who recently said he’d have a “rotating first lady” should he be elected:

I’ve been joking with Lindsey, ’cause he doesn’t have … did you see that?” Kirk is heard saying. “He’ll have a ‘rotating first lady.’ He’s a bro with no ho.”

Then, as pointed out by our colleague Philip Bump, it sounds like Kirk added: “That’s what we’d say on the street.” (Which streets exactly? The mean streets of Pennsylvania Ave.? Constitution Ave.?)

I think I’d rather just watch the Entourage movie.