#rsrh You know, anybody who Harry Reid hates this badly (and PROFANELY)…

can’t be all that bad.

In an interview with The Huffington Post, the Nevada Democrat savaged Bill Magwood, a member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, when asked if he thought the Democrat had a chance to become NRC chairman.

“You know, when you’re in this government, this business of politics, the only thing that you have is your word,” said Reid, seated in his Capitol office. “I can be as partisan as I have to be, but I always try to be nice. I try never to say bad things about people. Bill Magwood is one of the” — Reid paused, deciding which adjective to reach for, before picking them all — “most unethical, prevaricating” — he paused again, this time for 10 full seconds — “incompetent people I’ve ever dealt with. The man sat in that chair — right there — and lied to me. I’ve never, ever in my life had anyone do that. Never.”

Actually, Reid, people lie to you all the time.  It’s just that usually you don’t catch them doing it to you.

Read the rest, even if it’s HuffPo: Reid completely loses his professionalism and dignity as a Senator in this one.  It’s funny! Particularly when he starts swearing.

5 thoughts on “#rsrh You know, anybody who Harry Reid hates this badly (and PROFANELY)…”

  1. Did the guy renege on a bribe? Not hire the kid of one of Reid’s donors? Not toe the line of banning all effective forms of power generation?

  2. Yucca Mountain is a HUGE sore spot in Nevada.
    The short version: After the ACW, the federal government extorted the territories seeking to become states into ceding ownership of unsettled land to the federal government. If the territory didn’t go along, their proposed state constitution was turned down, and they continued being completely under federal control. Limited self-determination being better than none at all, the territories in the West took the deal. In Nevada, the federal government owns 84.5% of the state outright.
    Which means, among other things, that the feds can put a repository for spent nuclear fuel there, even if it’s not a great place for it. And there’s not really anything anyone can legally do. (On the flipside, nearly everything somehow impacts federal land, so the feds dictate large amounts of state policy, often in direct opposition to the will of the governed.)

    Out here, the Secretary of the Interior is just two steps away from being a dark and malevolent god. (James Watt being the notable exception, but we all know what happened to him.)

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