This is what we call a McConnell Compromise.

What is a “McConnell Compromise?”

It’s when Mitch McConnell tells Harry Reid to go do something, and then Harry Reid goes and does it:

Senate Democrats put off plans to seat Franken

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid yielded to Republican threats and agreed on Monday not to immediately seat fellow Democrat Al Franken, whose razor-close victory in Minnesota faces legal challenges.

Senate Republicans had planned to disrupt the opening of the new Congress on Tuesday by blocking Franken’s swearing-in.

And in another ugly fight, Senate Democrats vowed to block, at least for now, the seating of fellow party member Roland Burris whose appointment by embattled Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich carries a whiff of political scandal.

Reid’s the best Senate Majority Leader that the GOP’s ever had, really. TWO MORE YEARS! TWO MORE YEARS!

Why is it a compromise, I hear you ask?

This way Reid skips having to wear the gimp mask.

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