Still Pissed Off About the Hawley-Smoot Tariff

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

At Least Reid Brings the Comic Relief

Much as I consider Harry Reid an ineffectual dink, at least he's good for the occasional chuckle. He recently wrote (or, at least, someone at his office wrote) a blog post entitled "Exceeding the 'Do-Nothing Congress.'"

First of all, I think most Americans feel a lot more comfortable when they know Congress isn't doing anything, because it means they aren't screwing things up. It means they aren't granting amnesty to illegal aliens; it means they aren't grandstanding in front of television cameras trying to undermine national security just so they can hear the sound of their own voice; it means they aren't spending our money on pork. Maybe that's why Nevada only allows its legislature to meet once every other year -- they can only do so much damage in that time.

But what really struck me as funny is this:

"I spent the recess traveling Nevada. I visited cities and towns with names like Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Henderson, Boulder City, Searchlight, Pahrump, Reno, Fernley, Fallon, Yerington, and Hawthorne."

That sounds like a lot of travel, doesn't it?

Well, sort of. Let's consult the map:

"...traveling Nevada."