8.12.08

Harry Reid’s Toiletries for Tourists?

Harry Reid's Toiletries for Tourists?



An unsubstantiated rumor has been making the rounds about a major American manufacturer that's seeking to boost its revenues with a new deodorant line.



The toiletry will reportedly use the name and likeness of U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.



Reid recently offered a few remarks at the official dedication of the Capitol Visitor Center. He shared his relief that after the Center opened Congress would no longer have to "smell the tourists" on hot summer days.



"My staff has always said, 'Don't say this,'" Reid divulged. "But I'm going to say it again because it's so descriptive because it's true."



Referring to the long lines of tourists that stream in, Reid revealed that "in the summertime, because the high humidity and how hot it gets here, you could literally smell the tourists coming into the Capitol."



Distributors of the new deodorant were hoping to pass out sample packs of the Reid roll-on to the 4-million plus people who are expected to descend on Washington for Inauguration festivities.



But it appears at this point congressional members are going to have to suffer through the odor assault since the company is still waiting on a response from FEMA on its request for emergency funding. It is, however, offering to send an ample shipment of clothespins to the more queasy members of Congress.



The next business venture for the company? Nancy Pelosi breath mints?



James Hirsen, J.D., M.A. in Media Psychology, is a media analyst, teacher of mass media and entertainment law at Biola University and professor at Trinity Law School.

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