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Harry Reid should have a Nerf Gym installed in the Senate Minority Leader’s office

By Doug Powers  •  January 2, 2015 09:51 PM

**Written by Doug Powers

Harry Reid has apparently been in training for the monumental physical challenge of moving everything out of the Majority Leader’s office when the Senate reconvenes. But during one of his workout sessions, something went wrong:

According to a statement from the Nevada Democrat’s office, Reid was using a piece of equipment to exercise at his home in Henderson, Nev., Thursday. The equipment broke, causing him to fall and “break a number of ribs and bones in his face.”

He was taken to University Medical Center in Las Vegas and is expected to make a full recovery. Reid expects to be back at work on Tuesday to prepare for the new session, but he’ll probably look a bit beat up — an unfortunately apt visual metaphor for the kind of year he was already going to have.
Reid’s office later said he was discharged from the hospital Friday afternoon and headed home.

Immediately after the accident, Reid threw away the workout tape “Sweatin’ to the Midterm Election Metaphors” that a friend gave him for Christmas.

In 2011 Reid got a black eye and dislocated shoulder after slipping during a morning run. After he moves to the Minority Leader’s office, Reid’s staff should install a “Nerf Gym” before he gets more accident-prone than Kenny from South Park.

Reid gets a little worked up when he’s exercising, partly because of this motivational poster on the wall:


**Written by Doug Powers

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