A couple of weeks ago we commented on the injuries sustained by Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid and noted that he seems amazingly injury prone and each injury brings with it a less than convincing answer.
What the Hell goes on in Harry Reid's house?
Reid, who will switch from majority leader to minority leader this weekend, broke some ribs and facial bones on Thursday while he was exercising at his home in the Las Vegas suburb of Henderson.
His Senate office told reporters on Friday that he would be at work in Washington, D.C. in the coming days, following treatment at University Medical Center in Las Vegas.
'A piece of equipment [mc_name name='Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV)' chamber='senate' mcid='R000146' ] was using to exercise broke, causing him to fall and break a number of ribs and bones in his face,' read a statement from his office.
Eh? like what? A barbell? This not the first time Reid had shown up with injuries accompanied by an explanation that defies credulity. In 2011, for instance:
He dislocated his shoulder and bumped his forehead in May 2011 when he slipped and fell during a morning jog in the rain.
Reid leaned on a wet car near his home in Washington, D.C.'s Ritz-Carlton hotel and tumbled to the ground.
That fall left him with a contusion just below his left eye, but he was back in action later that night at a fundraiser for California [mc_name name='Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA)' chamber='senate' mcid='B000711' ].
Ordinarily one might let this go. I'm sure Harry Reid is absolutely not into BDSM and he certainly doesn't have a domination dungeon in his house and there is no way he hires professional muscle men to buff him up a bit. Reid might be a vicious. spiteful, lying little man but there is no reason to think that what he's done to the Senate and the nation as Majority Leader is a metaphor for how he gets his sexual gratification... is there?
Now we have a fuller explanation of his injuries:
Reid recalled the painful day of the accident, noting that he and his wife Landra were in their new home in Henderson, Nevada, just outside of Las Vegas. He was performing an exercise on a large rubber band, but when it snapped, it spun him around and sent him flying into his cabinets. The crash nearly caused him to bang his temple, which could have made the accident even more serious. Sources familiar with the incident said Reid was exercising in his bathroom, with the exercise band attached to the shower door.
ummm.... okay... I mean who hasn't attached "a large rubber band" to their shower door... and the bathroom is where we typically go to work out...