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October 31, 2005

Is Harry Reid really that stupid, or does he just think everyone else is?

From the Associated Press...

President Bush would be making a mistake if he were to nominate a hard-line conservative to the Supreme Court simply to appease the far right in his party, the Senate's top Democrat said Sunday. 

Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., and other Democrats said that Bush, given his low poll numbers, should nominate a consensus candidate rather than someone selected specifically to rally his conservative base. 

Following the decision last week by White House counsel Harriet Miers to withdrew her nomination to the high court, Reid declined to discuss prospective nominees to succeed retiring Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. 

"I think the American people can see through this so clearly. The president should come forward with some middle-of-the-road person, somebody that is going to be a good Supreme Court justice, not somebody that's going to be writing the law from the bench," Reid said on ABC's "This Week." 

Of course you have to remember that to Liberals like Reid, the word “moderate” or “middle-of-the-road” means Liberal, just not extremely Liberal like Joseph Stalin or Adolph Hitler were. 

Oh, but that's not all he said.

Also from the Associated Press..

The Senate Democratic leader said Sunday that presidential adviser Karl Rove should resign because of his role in exposing an undercover CIA officer, and a veteran Republican senator said President Bush needs "new blood" in his White House. 

Rove has not been charged, but he continues to be investigated in the CIA leaks case that brought the indictment and resignation Friday of I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, an adviser to Bush and the top aide to Vice President Dick Cheney. 

Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald has not made a decision on whether Rove gave false testimony during his four grand jury appearances. Rove is Bush's most trusted adviser. 

Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid said he is disappointed that Bush and Cheney responded to the indictment by lauding Libby and suggested they should apologize for the leak that revealed the identity of covert CIA officer Valerie Plame. 

"First of all, the vice president issues this very terse statement praising Libby for all the great things he's done," Reid said. "Then we have the president come on camera a few minutes later calling him Scooter and what a great patriot he is. There has not been an apology to the American people for this obvious problem in the White House," Reid, D-Nev., told ABC's "This Week." 

Meanwhile, Sen. Chris Dodd, D-Conn., said Cheney should "come clean" about his involvement and why he discussed Plame with Libby before Libby spoke to reporters about her. 

"What did the vice president know? What were his intentions?" Dodd asked on "Fox News Sunday."

Since Rove didn't commit any crimes, why would he want to resign. Maybe Reid and Dodd should resign for not committing any crimes. 

JUST IN: Several news organizations are reporting that Bush has nominated Samuel A. Alito, Jr.—a Conservative of the Scalia/Thomas caliber—to the Supreme Court. Should be interesting.

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Posted by Danny Carlton at October 31, 2005 05:22 AM

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The title on this one is better than the whole article! Either way the real Reid comes through!

Posted by: chrys at October 31, 2005 09:26 AM

Comparted to the average Republican Senator Reid is a bloody genius.

Posted by: Ali at November 3, 2005 03:00 PM

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