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One of the many advantages of living in Nevada is the close contact we enjoy with our elected political leaders. Due to the relatively small population, Nevadans enjoy frequent contact with all sorts of politicians, in all sorts of venues.
I have had the opportunity to listen Harry Reid speak at Town Hall meetings, Rotary Club meetings and Service Academy days at the local high school. On all those occasions, I found him to be an uninspiring, second-rate politician, who is incapable of answering a question with a straight answer. Sadly, that describes the majority of politicos, regardless of ideological stripe.
However, Harry’s comments regarding Justice Thomas are a huge embarrassment to me, and I suspect many of my fellow Nevadans. I am ashamed to call him my senior Senator, and I sincerely hope the Republican Party can put forth a formidable opponent in 2010, when Harry comes up for re-election. The last time he faced a solid candidate from the Republican side, in 2000 when he ran against our junior Senator, John Ensign, he won by the slimmest of majorities.
Once again, Harry confirmed my view that he is at best, a mediocre statesman and his position of Senate Minority leadership assures me of the Democrats’ continuing status as the minority party.
Harry professes to be a Pro-Life Democrat. Daschle started out that way as well. I hope someone puts the question to Harry so we can see how deep his Mormon roots are and how much he will “dance” around that issue. He’s as slippery as the Texas Governor character played by Charles Durning in the Burt Reynolds movie, “Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.”p>By the way, his campaign ads focused on Harry’s small town upbringing in tiny Searchlight, Nevada. We were constantly reminded of his nickname, “Pinky.” I wonder if that refers to his political leanings? br> — Chris Cook br> Sparks, Nevada /p> p> If Mr. Tyrrell is having a hard time getting past Sen. Harry Reid’s pomposity and morally superior attitude, I’ve got more bad news for him. Sen. Reid has the unique ability to herd cats which is essential to lead the liberals in the Senate and he is a vicious political in-fighter. I hope I’m wrong but Sen. Reid’s tenure as Senate minority leader may very well make us look back with fondness at the Tom Daschle years. br> — Jerome J. Brick br> Beaver Dam, Arizona
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Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
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