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Senator Reid, Would You Like A Little Cheese With That Whine?

Watching the Democrats these days is a lot like watching a Saturday Night Live skit with those 'wild and crazy guys' Steve Martin (Harry Reid) and Dan Aykroyd (Teddy Kennedy) tormenting Gilda Radner (Hillary Clinton) and Jane Curtin (Barbara Boxer). I can not stop laughing.

In an interview that aired this past Sunday on KLAS-TV in Las Vegas, local reporter Jon Ralston asked Senate minority leader Harry Reid (D-NV) about the mailing the Republican National Committee sent out to a million or so people. Senator Reid's response was to whine about his mistreatment at the hands of the RNC, even though it consisted primarily of a compilation of his votes and public statements. Given the opportunity, the Senator made no effort to correct any misstatements or clear up any contentions made in the mailing, he just whined. (The Senator had initially run crying to the President about the mailing and I wrote about it here.)

Jon Ralston also asked about Senator Reid's statement, made during an appearance on Fox News Sunday, February 14, 1999, concerning the looming Social Security crisis in which he declared "Most of us have no problem with taking a small amount of the Social Security proceeds and putting it into the private sector," and the Senator's latest position where he backtracked, stating emphatically that partial privatization was 'not going to happen, no way, no how.' In a quip eerily reminiscent of John Kerry's now infamous flip-flop ("I actually did vote for the 87 billion before I voted against it"), Senator Reid deftly replied, "Well, that was then, this is now." Pretty fancy footwork from the former pugilist, wouldn't you say?

If you would like to watch the video, you can click here for segment 1 (the whining) and here for segment 2 (the flip-flop).

Posted by Rick | February 26, 2005 06:46 AM

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