The Big Sleeper Senator Harry Reid(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
It was billed as an all night Senate debate on withdrawing U.S. troops from Iraq. Democrats called this very symbolic session to identify with the troops who often stay up all night defending this country.
"How many sleepless nights have our soldiers and their families had?" --Sen. Dick Durbin,D-Ill
Senator Harry Reid was the architect of this thinly veiled stunt meant to peel away and entice weak Republican Senators into supporting Liberal demands to cut and run from Iraq.
After Senator Reid’s careful staged midnight address which was meant to show the world that he as Senate majority leader would be up all night in this must important gesture of self-sacrifice against the war.
After all it was the least that a Senator could do to simultaneously support the troops and at the same time protest against the war, but mysteriously the Senator suddenly went AWOL. Was he kidnapped by an American al Qaeda sleeper cell?
In the greatest disappearing act since Captain Joseph Hazelwood, left the wheelhouse of the Exxon Valdez Senator Reid just disappeared.
You remember Captain Hazelwood? Who sometime after 11 pm, departed the wheel house of the Valdez and was in his stateroom at the time of the accidental oil spill, which was one of the largest manmade environmental disasters ever to occur at sea. Hazelwood left Third Mate Gregory Cousins in charge of the wheel house and Able Seaman Robert Kagan at the helm the Valdez hit Prince William Sound's Bligh Reef and spilled an estimated 11 million gallons of crude oil.
So where was Senator Reid? Well according to Las Vegas Sun writer Lisa Mascaro sometime after midnight after the Senators midnight address he retired to his Senate office to a waiting secret cot then he stripped out of his trousers, then his shirt and tie, before settling into his cot for a snooze. On the Senate floor, others carried the all-night debate on the war in Iraq.
Apparently all the other cots were props but one was not. Senator Reid’s cot which was sequestered in the Senator’s private privileged office held the majority leader gently as he lay there dreaming. Perhaps dreaming of the brave fighting soldiers in Iraq?
A worker lays out a cot for U.S. Senators in the Lyndon B. Johnson room, just off the Senate floor, in the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington July 17, 2007. U.S. Senate Democrats, hoping to raise pressure on President George W. Bush and his fellow Republicans to pull troops from Iraq, have scheduled an around-the-clock war debate starting on Tuesday which is expected to last overnight. REUTERS/Jason Reed (UNITED STATES)
In one of the biggest staged Democrat political stunts to date Senator Harry Reid, like the disciples Peter, James and John who disappointed their Lord because they rather sleep than watch with Him for one hour, was sleep. And because of it Reid’s hypocrisy stinks up the whole Senate!
Senate Reid: Sleep would be divine
No one forced Senator Reid to Stage this all night debate so if he wasn’t ready to follow though with his own program he shouldn’t have called it! But to pretend that he was up all night when he wasn’t is simply outrageously disgraceful!
Senator Reid did not do an all nighter, Senator Reid got his sleep. This is but another example of Liberals attempting to have it both ways.
Democrat Senators voted to give the President authority for this war and they have repeatedly voted to fund it and now that Code pink and Cindy Sheehan have gained some traction with the racial anti-protect America left Democrats all of a sudden Senate Democrats are ready for a precipitous withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq for no other reason than votes in 2008!
Anything for votes hey Dems? …Just as long as it doesn’t interfere with your beauty sleep huh Senate Reid?