Reid cites Gaga’s ‘meat dress,’ Lindsay Lohan’s rehab in START treaty push

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is pulling out the pop culture references as he tries to push ratification of the New START nuclear arms treaty through the Senate.

Reid is attacking GOP claims that he’s rushing the treaty through, alleging there has been more than ample time to review it and raise questions.

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On Sunday his office circulated a list of events, with pictures, that have occurred since President Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev signed the pact on April 8.

They included:

Lady Gaga debuted her meat dress; the Chilean miners were trapped and released; Lindsay Lohan went to rehab, left, and went back again; the BP oil spill started and was months later contained; Kanye West released his latest album and apologized to former President George W. Bush; Prince William and Kate Middleton got engaged; Conan returned to late-night TV; and Donovan McNabb debuted with the Redskins and was benched twice.

“One thing that apparently did not happen: Republicans taking the time to actually review the treaty,” Reid’s office said in circulating the list Sunday afternoon.

The list marks at least the second time Reid has referred to pop artist Lady Gaga this weekend. The singer is a gay-rights activist who has fought the “Don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, which the Senate voted to end Saturday, ensuring the repeal will be signed into law.

Here’s what Reid said via Twitter after Saturday’s final vote:

“@ladygaga We did it! #DADT is a thing of the past.”

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