Harry, You're Killin' Me!
First you thrill all Democrats right down to our liberal toes by calling George W. Bush a "loser" during a civics discussion with a group of teenagers at a high school on Friday. ("I think this guy is a loser," said Reid, when asked about Bush's policies at a Nevada high school.)
Then, you turn around and apologize.
OK, I can forgive you for that. Despite the fact that Bush is far and away the least accomplished person to ever live in the White House, some may think it unseemly for the Senate Minority Leader to get caught in a moment of such startling truth and candor.
But then I open the papers last night and the headline screams Reid Offers Olive Branch on Bush Nominee.
Stop it, Senator Reid.
Thomas Griffith may seem like a lesser-evil judge to let slip through your fingers, but if he was a bad appointment last week, he's still no good this week.
Let the Republicans drive to the hoop with this filibuster thing. They don't have the votes to pass it and offering inappropriate compromises only encourages them to think they're holding a powerful hand.
You had us at "loser," Harry. Stick to your guns.