Still Pissed Off About the Hawley-Smoot Tariff

Friday, October 13, 2006

More on the Harry Reid Scandal

Ace has a series of links on the what, why and how of Reid's curious-looking land deals. One important point needs clarification:

"Mr. Reid's professions of transparency and full disclosure are transparently wrong. His investment was not reported in a manner that made clear his partnership with Mr. Brown. It's true -- under the inadequate financial disclosure rules -- that even if Mr. Reid had listed the newly formed corporation, Patrick Lane LLC, that wouldn't have by itself demonstrated Mr. Brown's involvement." (emphasis mine) Via Instapundit.

That's actually note true. A very simple search on the Nevada Secretary of State web page shows that Jay Brown is the manager of Patrick Lane, LLC. So anyone who knew that Reid was involved in Patrick Lane, with the click of a few buttons, could have immediately determined that Reid was also involved with Brown -- but of course Reid did not disclose his interest.