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McConnell video raises eyebrows in Kentucky

Sen. Mitch McConnell's emotional 18-minute farewell to departing Chief of Staff Kyle Simmons last week from the Senate floor has not become much of a viral video sensation. But C-SPAN video of the voice-cracking, nose-blowing, lip-quivering good-bye did lead to some chuckles in McConnell's home state of Kentucky for the intensity of the emotion the Senate Republican leader expresses in it. Scroll to 1:00 and 7:20 below for highlights:

An abbreviated version:

The video was covered by the Lexington Herald-Leader's Bluegrass Politics blog; the independent Page One Politics blog, which wrote: "This video makes me sick to my stomach and nervous and I can't figure out why."; and Barefoot and Progressive, which wrote, "Well I don't even know what to make of this."

By Garance Franke-Ruta  |  February 17, 2010; 6:39 PM ET
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