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Harry Reid: Bush Is Kind of a "*****" Like His Mother

Discussion in 'Political Zone' started by trickblue, May 28, 2009.

  1. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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    You stay classy, Harry...
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    Harry Reid: Bush Is Kind of a "*****" Like His Mother


    Mark Hemingway reads Harry Reid's memoir The Good Fight, so you don't have to:
    Released a year ago, the book got one glowing review: from his hometown paper. Every other major media outlet has been standoffish. Take this blurb from the Washington Post, proudly emblazoned on the back of the paperback edition: “Recounts fights with everyone from classmates to the man who would eventually become his father-in-law, preparing him for a senatorial life of battling the Bush White House and Republican filibusters.” Beware the value-neutral blurb: In fact, the Post never reviewed the book — the quote comes from a gossip column published a month before the book’s release. One of the most powerful men in Washington published a book, and the entire journalistic establishment’s reaction seems to have been, “If you can’t say something nice . . . ”
    Of course, Reid doesn’t always have nice things to say himself. While no one expects Reid to praise George W. Bush, the degree to which he is judgmental and catty regarding the former president pretty much speaks for itself. Three pages in, after lamely trying to establish his bipartisan bona fides by talking up George H. W. Bush, Reid shares this charming anecdote about his early days in the Senate: “[Former Texas senator and vice-presidential candidate Lloyd] Bentsen went on and on effusively about what a quality man President-elect [H. W.] Bush was. Then he paused and said, ‘But watch out for his wife; she’s a *****.’ I have never had anything against Mrs. Bush, but guided by Bentsen’s crude advice, I’ve always said that our forty-third president is more his mother than his dad.”
    Read the rest of Hemgingway's review of Reid's "300-page patchwork of pointless political score-settling" here.
  2. Bach

    Bach Benched

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    Kind of shows you who the ***** really is.
  3. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    I guess read means a person with a backbone which is something foreign to Reid
  4. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Reid is a classic career politician since he was 28 years old and out of law school. These are the worst types to allow to wallow in DC....regardless of party obviously.
    Oh yeah, and I can't even imagine how much of a-whooping Bush would put on Reid one on one.

    :fight: :spanking:
  5. Viper

    Viper Active Member

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    I dislike Harry Reid more than any other politician.
  6. vta

    vta The Proletariat

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    I have him neck and neck with House Speaker Face Lift.
    Two of the nations worst.
  7. ConcordCowboy

    ConcordCowboy Mr. Buckeye

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    I have to agree.
  8. ologan

    ologan Well-Known Member

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    Which Bush would put the whooping on Reid??? My moneys on Barb!
  9. Viper

    Viper Active Member

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    It's hard to stomach her as well.
  10. ScipioCowboy

    ScipioCowboy More than meets the eye. Zone Supporter

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    Whatever happened to classy, intelligent Democratic leadership such as Tip O'Neill?

    He and Reagan had disagreements -- often vociferous and heated -- but they were always respectful and amicable towards each other.
  11. Viper

    Viper Active Member

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    reality t.v....:confused:

    :D
  12. ScipioCowboy

    ScipioCowboy More than meets the eye. Zone Supporter

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    Are you saying that the media scrutiny is simply more intense now and, in reality, the level of animosity and caginess is no greater than it ever was?

    That seems reasonable.
  13. Rackat

    Rackat Active Member

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    :eek: Just when I thought you and I would never agree on anything. :eek:
  14. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    Replaced with Tipper Gore.

    I like ole Tip O'Neill myself.
  15. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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    I worked with Tip O'Neill once and he was a really great guy...

    He understood that politics wasn't personal. He had many good stories about his affection for Reagan in that they were both Irish and genuinely wanted what was best for the country but had SOME different views, but not a whole lot. They had great mutual respect. Speaker O'Neill called him "Dutch"...

    He was a National Treasure... as was Reagan...

    I also worked with the SS during the RNC that worked on the Clinton bus tour. They said Tipper is a real nice lady, Al was nice but "out there", Clinton was cool but a babe hound and Hillary was insufferable...
  16. WarC

    WarC Active Member

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    Me too.

    Him and Barbara Boxer and Nany Pelosi top the list for me.

    This is the guy that said, in 2005 "This war is lost!"....That was traitorous in my eyes.
  17. BadKarma

    BadKarma Active Member

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    The guy I can't stand is Barney Franks. The guy needs to take out those marbles out of his mouth before he speaks. Followed closely are Nancy Pelosi, Diane Feinstein, Barbara Boxer, and Carolyn McCarthy.

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