Harry Reid called President Bush "a loser" (in no uncertain terms) to a group of High School students in Las Vegas. Shortly after, he called the White House to apologize, asking Karl Rove to relay the message to the president, who is in Europe meeting with foreign leaders. The Las Vegas Review-Journal has a report.
"The man's father is a wonderful human being," Reid said in response to a question about President Bush's policies. "I think this guy is a loser."
There was no immediate response from the White House, but the Republican National Committee had a rather pointed response:
Republican National Communications Director Brian Jones issued a statement calling the senator's comments "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."
It appears that Reid didn't issue an apology to the the president until his remarks appeared on the Las Vegas Review-Journal's website. Not only is he an asshole, but he's a weasel as well. He was one of the outraged parties when Dick Cheney told Patrick Leahy to "go "f*** [himself]", but then stoops to an exceptionally low level with a remark like this. Apparently, profanity is more offensive than personal attacks in the newly puritanical Democratic Party.
posted on May 06, 2005 08:32 PM
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