POLITICS
11/23/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Roy Blunt Takes Heat Over Monkey Analogy

A story about monkeys on the loose in Washington has Missouri Representative Roy Blunt taking heat.

Here's some background from the New York Times Blog, "He told a tale about British soldiers who had built a golf course in India and had to adapt to the game in a whole new way. They didn't anticipate that they'd be joined on the course by monkeys, who would swoop out of the nearby jungle, grab the golf balls and toss them around, he explained."
The story goes on to note, "The golfers had to establish a firm rule. "You have to play the ball where the monkey throws it. And that is the rule in Washington all the time."

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