Just assume the position, Harry!

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    Reid: 'I Have My Eye on What I Need to Do'

    By Chris Cillizza
    Monday, May 4, 2009

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    I'm sorry, but I do not believe a word Reid says; see him as little more than another Washington opportunist and in most cases a little less. Perhaps a lot less.
     
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    Unless that thing he needs to do is retire I'm not interested.
     
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    oh shit.....i thought it was me you wanted to......oh never mind...:eusa_whistle:
     
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    I guess I don't see the connection to the title you gave your thread. Who do you think Reid will bend over for? His Nevada constituents, Senate colleagues, or Obama?

    Frankly the way congressional leadership is established also sucks. It almost always goes to the most tenured people, who obviously are often not the most qualified. Harry Reid was just another schlepper before he was elected Senate leader. Pelosi, on the other hand, has been a kitchen table name for years among pols because she has never been bashful about her goal and her agenda to get there. In my opinion, she's dangerous. Reid is not.
     
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    Really? Reid also assumed the position when it came to filling Obama's empty Senate seat. Pretty dangerous stuff, if you ask me.

    Emptywheel » Reid On Tape Manipulating Illinois Senate Seat Before Blago’s Arrest
     
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    I don't even know you.... yet.... LOL!
     
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    The seat had to be filled, period, and it couldn't really wait for an ideal candidate. Burris was seen as the better choice than, say Jesse Jackson Jr. Reid didn't want either, but "bent" to the urgency of the situation. If it had been allowed to go on indefinitely, there would now be 2 vacant Senate seats while the foes faced off.

    In the meantime, Harry Reid was completely within his rights to confer with the then governor of Illinois about who would be appointed to the seat.
     
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    Excuse me, but what was the damned hurry? Is the Senate business not getting done? That can't be the case, 'cause I receive Congressional updates weekly on what's been passed and what's on their agenda for the coming week.

    So what we had was "assuming the position" because we just had to have a black replacement for the black vacancy, and screw the facts -- that he did in fact have direct contacts with Blagojovich that dealt with quid pro quo, and the fact that he lied to the panel, including Reid. So, Reid, who was originally against the appointment agreed to it (assuming the position), and the filling of the seat was delayed anyway. Great job!

    You suppose he should have listened to the State legislature in the first place? Oh wait.... Leading DEMOCRATS blocked efforts for a special election when Burris was a contender.... A special election that was inevitable anyway.... And that has now been held and decided.... No muss, no fuss.

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    "The seat had to be filled, period, and it couldn't really wait for an ideal candidate." doesn't pass the smell test.
     
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    hi All Biz, i am HARRY....Harry Dresden.....:eusa_eh:
     

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