Reid’s Civics Lesson
What a role model - when you can’t get your own way, call someone a name. Reid calls the President of the United States “a loser” because he disagrees with his policies. The Senator criticizes and calls President Bush a name and as far we can tell Reid didn’t provide the students with any positive alternatives. Civics lesson indeed!
From Senator Reid’s hometown newspaper, the Review Journal:
"He's driving this country into bankruptcy," Reid said, referring to the deficit. "He's got us in this intractable war in Iraq where we now have about 1,600 American soldiers dead and another 15,000 injured."
Shortly after the event Reid called the White House to apologize, his spokeswoman Tessa Hafen said. "You know the president is in Europe, probably sleeping," Reid said in an interview this afternoon. "But I called (Karl) Rove and apologized for what I said."
Aaron at Pardon My English makes a great point in his comparison of the remarks by Reid and those made by Trent Lott. Lott’s praise of an old Senate colleague forced him to resign his position as Majority Leader.
Republican spokesman Brian Jones sums up Reid’s sorry civics lesson:
Somehow we think the majority of the high school group came to the same conclusion.