Monday, April 03, 2006

Give 'Em Hell, Harry

Courtesy of the Carpetbagger Report, we bring you this little nugget from Harry Reid as printed in U.S. News and World Report:
Sen. Harry Reid, the Democratic leader, makes no bones about disliking most of his GOP colleagues. "Republicans in the Senate," he says, "do not represent mainstream Republicans in this country. Mainstream Republicans in this country are more moderate and more thoughtful than the people I work with who are in the majority in the Senate." Ouch.

Well, of the 55 GOP-ers, he's gotta like a few, right? "Someone asked me the other day," he says, "'Who are the moderate Republicans?' Hmm. Well, you've got Lincoln Chafee [of Rhode Island], sometimes the two senators from Maine [Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins], and Arlen Specter [of Pennsylvania] whenever you don't need him. That's it." Double ouch.
Sweet. I don't know what I like more, the fact that he stuck the shiv in Arlen or that he noticeably neglected to list McCain the Maverick™ in there.


Mr Furious said...

John McCain "the Maverick" was spotted on Russert this weekend wearing a leather jacket and waterskis.

Go to Crooks and Liars and watch the video...

Mr Furious said...

Statements like that from Reid carry a two-day waiting period.

If by Wednesday, he hasn't retracted or apologized, THEN I'll hear it.

Thrillhous said...

I dunno, Reid tends to stick to his guns. Here's hoping he holds true.

Yeah, that jab at Specter is sweetness.

Otto Man said...

John McCain "the Maverick" was spotted on Russert this weekend wearing a leather jacket and waterskis.

Nice jumping-the-shark reference. Heyyyyyyy!

Reid has retracted one or two jabs, but he's let some big ones hnag out there. He didn't retract "worst president ever" did he?

Isaac Carmichael said...

McCain has dropped from someone I might have actually voted for had he run against Gore to someone I might actually vote for if he ran against W.

Well...not that bad, but still, I've lost all the respect I had for him. He's really no different than the other flippity-flopping Repugs.

ORF said...

Maybe Reid was putting McCain in the proverbial corner for having hugged on Jerry Falwell earlier this week. I mean, fraternizing with men who accuse British purple stuffed animals of being gay is an arguably serious offense.

Mr Furious said...

Welcome back, orf!

Anonymous said...

Saw McCain trying to thread the needle several times over on Russert's show. Never can find the nausea pills when I really need them.

I'm waiting for the campaign poster that proclaims, in so many words:

"Attention base: I'm just like George W. Bush, except I'm competent!"