By Judy Kurtz - 07/11/11 11:21 PM EDT
The revelations of near-fisticuffs are part of an upcoming book, Shooting From the Lip, penned by Simpson’s longtime staffer, Donald Loren Hardy.
The book is based largely on the ex-Senate majority whip’s 19-volume diary he kept while in office.
While there are too many incredibly un-PC tidbits to list here, some other highlights include the Wyoming Republican’s tendency to multi-task — getting dressed for an evening event while brushing his teeth:
“One evening he was walking out of his office when he looked down to discover a large blob of white toothpaste hanging from the zipper of his pants. ‘My God,’ he gasped. “What if I hadn’t seen that? Can you imagine what people would think?’ ”
Another excerpt details a crude joke Simpson made about toilet paper that then-President Reagan apparently got a kick out of.
And, back to that fight with Harkin, which ultimately ended peacefully, Simpson writes, “Harkin kept us up late last night with his antics. … He grinds my rump.”
An open discussion of rump-grinding — now this is the stuff a gossip columnist’s dreams are made of!
Shooting From the Lip is set to be released in September.