Posted by: Rick | Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Harry Reid’s Legacy Quest?

TPM is all abuzz over some tough talk the Senate Majority Leader may be dishing out to members of the alleged “Democratic” caucus.  (There’s no word on Joe Lieberman’s reaction — his conscience may force him to set up a caucus of one.)

Word to the wise, Harry — an appeal to the better angels of a Senator’s nature should be a last resort only.  They don’t care about that shit.  Just grab your esteemed recalcitrant colleagues by the short and curlies (with the Presidential Raven perched balefully on your left shoulder), and paint a grim picture of how their re-election bids might go if they keep playing footsie with Mitch McConnell.  (You don’t have to rant and rave.  A few choice words — with dollar signs attached — should get their full attention.)

It’s your last chance, Harry.  Start channelling Lyndon Johnson instead of David Broder.  Don’t you want to accomplish something truly great before you go back to Searchlight?

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