On the Senate floor this morning, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid D-Nev. paid tribute to Sen. Ben Nelson D-Neb – and his hair.

“I think if the truth were known, many, many senators would be very envious, as I am, and I would even think the presiding officer, about that hair of Ben Nelson’s,” Reid said. “I mean that is a mop of real hair.”

Reid explained that many in Washington couldn’t believe Nelson’s hair was real.

“People call his office, e-mail his office, they believe he has a toupee,” Reid said. “It’s his hair. he’ll pull it for you any time just to show it that it’s real.”

Reid continued, “I mean he has hair like a 15-year-old, Mr. President and so, I have to acknowledge I am a little envious of his hair.”

Nelson, of course, cast the deciding vote for Obamacare, but only after Reid inserted the infamous “Cornhusker Kickback.”

Reid didn’t mention Nelson’s most controversial vote, but gently noticed that he “has always been a loyal and dedicated member of this caucus even when he was showing loyalty by questioning the wisdom of the party.”

Reid also reminded the Senate that Nelson was the “epitome of a sportsman,”  an “accomplished practical joker” and a “wonderful singer.”