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Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Senator Reid doesn't like return fire

Senator Harry Reid, the lead Democrat whiner, has taken more than a few shots at President Bush. According to Neil Sinhababu
at the Daily Kos, "Harry Reid can bring it" and a comment says
"Reid called Bush a liar, yes, that L-word, on MTP. Or rather he confirmed he called the prez a liar(on the topic of Yucca Mountain) when challenged by Tim Russert. No Dem used that word on Bush the whole election season. The man seems to have a pair.
(actual quote: MR. RUSSERT:  When the president talked about Yucca Mountain and moving the nation's nuclear waste there, you were very, very, very strong in your words. You said, "President Bush is a liar.  He betrayed Nevada and he betrayed the country."

Is that rhetoric appropriate?

SEN. REID:  I don't know if that rhetoric is appropriate.  That's how I feel, and that's how I felt.  I think to take that issue, Tim, to take the most poisonous substance known to man, plutonium, and haul 70,000 tons of it across the highways and railways of this country, past schools and churches and people's businesses is wrong.  It's something that is being forced upon this country by the utilities, and it's wrong.  And we have to stop it.  And people may not like what I said, but I said it, and I don't back off one bit.")
(transcript here)

The Republican committee plans to send a 13-page document to more than a million people -- including in Reid's home state of Nevada -- analyzing and criticizing his votes and stances before he officially took over as Senate Democratic leader in January.
and Reid is unhappy about it
Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid on Monday urged President Bush to stop the Republican National Committee from calling him an obstructionist and criticizing his Senate record, a tactic the GOP used to help defeat Reid's predecessor.
A link to the document "Reid all about it"here

Let's see - "liar" is okay from Reid talking about the President, but publicizing Reid's Senate record is "unfair?"

Reid has a set all right...

(hat tips: Best of the Web and Sean Hannity(who covered this on his radio show))

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