Apparently Senator Harry Reid has a good sense of humor. He was asked a question and he borrowed a phrase from Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals. His simple response to the unheard question was “That’s a clown question, bro.”
This makes a lot of sense because Harry Reid is a senator from Nevada, which happens to be the home state of Nevada. Got to support the home state kid if you want to get re-elected. It is all about making sure people are going to re-elect you.
Apparently the question involved the battle over student loans, which does affect a lot of people. However, coming up with a simple answer these days is something that eludes politicians. Might as well just use a phrase that became viral to make up for it.
I wonder if more people will borrow this phrase. It sure got a lot of play on Twitter, but that is not the same as a US senator using it. Maybe this will be the new phrase on Capitol Hill. Heck, Barack Obama might break this out the next time that someone asks him a question that he does not want to answer.
I feel the life of “clown question, bro” is nearing its end. When old people start using it, the young people suddenly think it is not cool. At least we will always have this video of Harry Reid using the phrase. Bless the Internet and all of its greatness.