Tuesday, May 10, 2005
Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid called President Bush "a loser" during a civics discussion with a group of teenagers at a high school on Friday.
"The man's father is a wonderful human being," Reid, D-Nev., told students at Del Sol High School when asked about the president's policies. "I think this guy is a loser."
Shortly after the event Reid called the White House to apologize, his spokeswoman Tessa Hafen said. Reid spoke with Bush adviser Karl Rove, asking him to convey the apology to Bush, who was traveling in Europe.
Talk about spineless! Reid talks tough about the president, but the president just happened to be out of the country at the time. And when he apologizes he does not even have the guts to call President Bush personally, but calls his aid and asks him to tell him he is sorry.
Furthermore, you left out the fact that rather than accepting Reid's apology, the White House used it as an excuse to issue a snotty tit-for-tat reply:
Asked for comment, a White House spokeswoman referred to a statement issued by the Republican National Committee. RNC spokesman Brian Jones called Reid's statement "a sad development but not surprising from the leader of a party devoid of optimism, ideas or solutions to the issues people care about most."
2. The RNC statement mentions the party as being devoid of ideas, etc. That is politics, but Reid attacked the president personally, and that is just sad.
3. Look, both sides do this on occasion, but imagine for a second the media furor if Tom DeLay called Harry Reid a loser. Cute Katie Couric would be apoplectic.
And Commando, if Reid actually did interrupt the President's trip over something silly like this, that in itself would be a scandal and an outrage.
I love it! Reid calls Bush a loser and you say the scandal would be if he called him and apologized. That is beyond absurd.