Republican Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell boasted that he and President Obama are the new ?odd couple? in Washington D.C., thanks to his ability to work closely with the president. During a speech at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute in Boston, McConnell claimed that he and Obama were a political odd couple. McConnell also gloated that he was receiving handwritten notes from the president as a result of their new friendship. McConnell argued that he is a realist about the things that can be accomplished under Obama, arguing that it was important to work ?over the the objections of his own party? to get things done.