During an interview with the Reno Gazette-Journal, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) gave us all another view into his soul, thankfully without our having to look him in the eye. In describing the impact of Senator Kennedy’s death, good ol’ Dingy Harry gave it to us straight from hip to lip:
“I think it’s going to help us. He hasn’t been around for some time. We’re going to have a new chairman of that committee, it’ll be, I don’t know for sure, but I think Sen. (Chris) Dodd, (D-Conn.). He has a right to take it. Either him or (U.S. Sen. Tom) Harkin, (D-Iowa), whichever one wants it can have it. I think he (Kennedy) will be a help. He’s an inspiration for us. That was the issue of his life and he didn’t get it done.”
So that explains it: The Democratic party is inspired by someone who is unable to get his life’s work done… That explains a lot, Senator.
And, since you enjoy being blunt, let me be just as direct: If you think Senator Kennedy’s death will be a boost for the Democratic party, just wait until you see what a boost the party gets when you’re voted out of office next year. Not to worry, however, I hear that Ringling Brothers circus is looking for a few good clowns.