Speed Reads


That time Mitch McConnell got so excited he thought he was going to pee his pants

A half-century ago, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) was so excited about a visit to his old boss' house he almost wet himself.

McConnell was interning for former Kentucky Sen. John Sherman Cooper in the 1960s, which proved to be a formative experience. It was also almost an embarrassing experience, as McConnell told The New York Times' Jonathan Martin:

For all the awe that John Sherman Cooper still inspires in McConnell ("I was going to wet my pants," he recalled of his first visit to the senator's Georgetown home), he has engineered his own career in a very different direction. [The New York Times]