The Senate majority leader spoke like a poet during a gala March 21 (after the book went into print) at the Mellon Auditorium. The Bipartisan Policy Center put on the event to honor former Senate majority leaders Bob Dole and Howard Baker, two of the center’s founders.
Dole, Baker, Reid and other former Senate leaders, save George Mitchell, and many current and former senators showed up. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell was also there.
Reid rambled on for a while, according to a transcript, blaming the Senate’s dysfunction on the Founders.
Then he got to this excellent free verse:
Barbara Mikulski ,
by the way,
today we honored
on the Senate floor
by noting that she has served longer
in the United States Congress
than any person
in the history
of this country
as a woman.”