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Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Tickets, Anyone?

Guess who's in the news again in another corruption related story? It's not Tom DeLay, but instead Harry Reid who gets a rather long article on page A3 of the Washington Post, explaining why he took free boxing tickets while working on federal boxing legislation.

Other members accompanied him to fights, including John McCain, who bought his own tickets, and John Ensign recused himself from the voting on Reid's legislation. But Reid is unapologetically flippant about the fact he accepted the tickets.

"I'm not Goodie Two Shoes. I just feel these events are nothing I did wrong," Reid said.

Yet Senate rules warn against the idea of taking gifts that would normally be allowed when they could be seen as being given to directly affect legislation. Evidently Harry doesn't think that warning applies to him.

Reid, with this, and his Abramoff related issues, is helping to ensure the Democrats can't use the "Culture of Corruption" as their rallying cry come November. He's becoming a poster boy for that culture, and refuses to recognize the fact.

You'd think that by this time the rest of the party leadership would have set him down and explained he needs to start sounding like a guy who might have made a mistake. Instead, they allow him to go on sounding much like Bill Clinton asking someone to define the word "is".

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4Comments:

Blogger NEO, SOC said...

Did we ever get a clear definition of "is"? As sad, is this is; I really don't think enough Americans will be bother by it because the media is not blasting it!

11:33 AM  
Blogger MDConservative said...

The real problem is that even if they did blast it, the Democrats would come up with excuses not actions.

5:08 PM  
Blogger shoprat said...

The sad thing is that this would be "nothing" if he hadn't made such a big deal about it when the other side does it.

8:31 PM  
Blogger Crazy Politico said...

Shoprat, you are right, 999% of the time this would be a non-starter. Because the House Minority Leader continues to scream "Culture of Corruption" , Harry will get raked over the coals on this.

Neo, no we didn't get a definition. Webster is still laughing to hard to give one.

9:38 PM  

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