Return to the sea: 7 more turtles that look like Mitch McConnell [SLIDESHOW]

There’s only one man in Washington with a folding neck, long claws and cartilaginous shell. And he’s ready to hit the beaches. (RELATED SLIDESHOW: Turtles that look like Mitch McConnell)

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  • Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell enjoys aquatic plants, burrowing in the sand and opposing the McCain-Feingold Act.
  • Natural predators include alligators, crocodiles and Harry Reid.
  • In an era where Democrats control the Senate, it can be hard for a conservative Republican to keep his head above water. Unless he's Mitch McConnell.
  • Turtles are some of the oldest living creatures in the world. (No term limits)
  • Cold-blooded? Only technically.
  • Did somebody violate the Hatch Act? Because a certain terrapin is bursting out of his shell and onto the Senate floor.
  • Tea Party groups who like to run conservative challengers in Republican primaries have often said that Mitch McConnell's neck is on the chopping block. What they failed to realize: McConnell has a long, leathery neck.

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