Editor's Note: Harry Reid's Misdeeds
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
More and more evidence piles up against Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid. We now have unconfirmed reports that during the 2004 campaign season, Reid spit on a sidewalk in Las Vegas.
Reid's malfeasance has been well documented over the past year. While the deal was entirely legal, Reid filled out the wrong paperwork, not a trivial matter.
Furthermore, Reid tipped employees of his condo association out of the wrong account. His lawyers said it was legal, and upon finding out there was controversy, Reid immediately repaid the campaign account to remove the appearance of impropriety, but other people say it wasn't legal. These tips added up to over $3000. This is also a non-trivial matter.
Last year in another non-trivial matter, Reid accepted complimentary boxing tickets from the Nevada Gaming Commission. Reid had no reason to receive those tickets except as a bribe, and due to the fact that he was a former commissioner and boxer. Following his typical modus operandi, he acted like paying for the tickets would make everything better.
While all of these matters are trivial and do not add up to a scandal, they are micro-scandals. If you have enough micro-scandals, they will add up to being worse than an actual scandal. In addition, Reid rivals have nicknamed him Dirty Harry. Can you really trust a man they call Dirty Harry?Editor's Note:
The original version of this article claimed Reid was the Senate Majority Leader. There is only one possible excuse for this: time travellers. They live among us, and wish to alter our reality.
WAIT! maybe he's gay?
Never mind. He's a Democrat. Democrats can be gay. They can also cheat a little. Librels can be just as nasty as conservatives. But,they have no moral code. So, what do you expect?
I find all this nit-picking shit on both sides very annoying.
While your argument makes not sense. I like the cut of your jib. That is entirely the point. Reid has somehow ripped off the people of Nevada.
It does not have anything to do with the fact that the transaction was completely legal.
He might have owned the land, but he did not technically own the land.
That is not just a technicality.
It is a technical detail.
He reported the sale of a property that he did not even have to report. That is a travesty.
And let’s not forget, Reid made a million dollars on a land deal in Las Vegas? Unpossible.
But he took money from his pocket and bought land. And he let his friend sell it. And the people of Nevada were robbed somehow.
He has the gall not to even blame it on alcoholism. Forget stepping down, he should be burned at the stake.
And every conservative article I have read has pointed out that the press is ignoring this issue. And they are right. When I read about it in the Time and the Post, they don’t mention that the issue is being ignored at all. A search of “Reid Land” on Google News only returns 1,420 results. If you compare that to the number of hits for “Bush War”, that is practically no coverage at all.
Then the former Senator can turn himself over to the Nevada AG's office a plead no contest and hope he gets a lenient sentence. It's a shame that a once great political party has pinned their hopes of success on such people as the very corrupt and vacant character of Harry Reid.
Let's be practical here. Most politicians get confused. They are not bright men, just men needing an esteem boost (and women too!). Maybe all it would take is have a page hold his/her penis while watching a movie to calm everything down.
Or for citizens to be vigilant and not just a bunch of blog posting ass-knobs.
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I think you'll find that you have confused a Democratic Scandal with a Republican Scandal. A Democrat Scandal can be as simple as using the wrong fork at a state dinner or having the wrong people vote for you. To be really counted, a Republican Scandal must involve a paper trail, payoffs by the RNC, at least Two Murders, Big Tony, Little Tony, anal rape, talking witnesses, multiple beneficiaries, millions of dollars, hookers and denial.
But yes, both types of scandals are serious and whoever is caught in them should be removed.