Monday, November 10, 2008
Harry's hilarious hyperbole
(Fellow travelers? Harry Reid seems to think so.)
Watch out, Connecticut, Harry Reid's on the kiss-and-make-up trail.
After scolding Creepy Joe™ Lieberman, Reid's making smoochy noises. That precedes a hearty invitation for Lieberman to remain in the caucus and to keep his chairmanships.
Listen to what Harry has to say about our unapologetic excuse for a Senator:
"Joe Lieberman is not some right-wing nutcase," he said. "Joe Lieberman is one of the most progressive people ever to come from the state of Connecticut."
"One of the most progr.....???" WHAT!!!!!!!
Harry, have you never heard of Ralph Nader, William Sloane Coffin, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Roger Sherman Baldwin, Prudence Crandall, Katherine Houghton Hepburn, Thomas Hooker, John Brown, for god's sake, John "his-body's-moulderin'-in-the-grave" Brown.
Reid's advances are, I'm afraid, all just a prelude for him to make excuses ("I confronted him. I told him he was a so-and-so. Then I begged him to keep his chairmanships,"), make amends ("I've known Joe for years, and even though you can't trust him as far as you could throw him, he's a fine colleague who votes with us most of the time, except when it counts,") and then welcome Lieberman back with a tearful bear hug, ("He told me he'd never do that again.")
Which is why we need to find a new leader in the Senate, too.