Who among us hasn’t wished we could pelt strippers with coins instead of dollar bills? Thankfully, Sen. John McCain is looking to make that dream a reality.

McCain is part of a bipartisan group of senators pushing for the COINS Act, which calls for $1 bills to be replaced by $1 coins. It’s supposed reduce government waste (yeah, right). At least one strip club owner has voiced his concern about the legislation, but as McCain sees it:

Care to explain, Senator?

When pressed about the predicament facing scores of the country’s skin-baring and bill-collecting women, McCain responded without missing a beat, “Then I hope that they could obtain larger denominations.”

The 76-year-old lawmaker began answering another reporter’s prying questions before cracking a smile and hollering to [The Hill’s gossip blog In The Know] down a Capitol hallway, “Fives, tens, one hundreds!”

We stand corrected. Or something. But mostly, we stand weirded out:

Hmmm. Well, maybe we should try harder to understand where McCain is coming from:

Heh.