The Rachel Maddow Show | December 11, 2012
>>> with majority leader in the senate, nevada senator harry reid canceled scheduled senate business due to foggy weather . senators cannot fly in to cast their votes. however t senate stayed open so senators could make speeches on subjects of their choosing. now before we proceed, this is senator ben nelson . a democrat from nebraska. senator nelson is retiring this year. he decided not to seek a third term. in most way we think about ben nelson is the conservative end of his party, the democratic party . on a more obvious level ben nelson is a cosmetic rival. the siller mane man is king. and that's all you need to know to understand what happened on the floor of the senate yesterday.
>> i think if the truth were known, many, many senators would be very envious, as i am, and i would think the presiding officer, the hair of ben nelson 's.
>> the subject of harry reid 's choosing, senator nelson's impressive hair, and there's almost no way we can improve on the ode to the nelson mane. so enjoy.
>> one of the things we learn as little kids and as we get older, it's something we also must adhere to, and that's not be envious. envy isn't something that is becoming on a human, especially an adult. but i think if the truth were known, many, many senators would be very envious, as think the presiding officer about that hair of ben nelson 's. i mean, that is a mob of real hair. it's often that people call his office, e-mail the office. they believe he has a toupee. it's his hair. he'll pull it for you any time to show you that it's real. i mean, he has hair like a 15-year-old, mr. president, and so i have to acknowledge, i am a little envious of his air.
>> he will pull it for you any time at all. just ask him to see that it is real. this happened on the floor of the senate. thank you fog and the follicle gods. harry reid on ben nelson 's luscious lock lgs. they may refer to the record of that luscious body and find hair envy actually in it. that's the best weirdest new thing in the world. that does it for us tonight. rachel will be back tomorrow with great hair. now it is time for the last word. have a great night.