It says a lot about the character of the new Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid that he would blow off the state funeral of Gerald Ford, the least partisan of our most recent presidents, in order to get in a little holiday sight seeing and engage in some hobnobbing with South American leftists.
Harry Reid seems to have a dead spot in his soul where empathy usually resides in the rest of us. Blowing off the government of the United States, his colleagues, the Ford family, and history itself is just the latest in series of actions and statements that show Reid to be unfit to follow in the footsteps of giants like Mansfield, LBJ, and the venerable wise man George Mitchell – all of whom would have blanched in horror at the prospect of the Majority Leader of the Senate missing a high affair of state such as a presidential funeral.
'blanched in horror'. Yes, siree. Because Mr Right Wing Nut House knows exactly how some dead politicians would react to the fact that Harry Reid and...wait a minute...what's this? 'Other senators making the trip are Kent Conrad, D-N.D., Judd Gregg, R-N.H., Robert Bennett, R-Utah, and Ken Salazar, D-Colo'. Republican senators are making the trip (which is being dubbed by the wingers as a 'vacation' and 'holiday sight-seeing') to talk to the presidents of Bolivia, Ecuador and Peru too? You wouldn't know those facts unless you read the full AP article because Monsieur Nut House sure isn't telling anybody about that. (Interesting to note that he is also relying on an AP story - a media organization he's certainly enjoyed bashing along with the rest of CSI: Bloggerville for not telling the truth that they like to hear.)
I guess those Republican senators get a pass because All Powerful Harry™ stuffed them into the plane against their wishes and whisked them off to South America under duress just to embarass them by not allowing them to go to Ford's funeral either. Bad Harry! Evil Harry! Next thing you know, he'll be demanding ransom for them no doubt because that's just how those Democrats with dead spots in their souls are. Everybody knows that.
Sheesh. Get over the faux outrage already. You're embarassing yourselves - again.