Elitism Alert! Harry Reid at the new DC Visitors Center
Crossposted from Alegre's Corner
Harry Reid had a pretty speech written out to commemorate the new DC Visitors Center (which went massively over budget, as does seemingly everything in government including the recent Treasury Dept. bailout for Wall Street), but couldn't stick to it.
Instead, he decided to comment on how, in the summer, tourists smell bad.
Here's a direct quote:
"My staff tells me not to say this, but I'm going to say it anyway," said Reid in his remarks. "In the summer because of the heat and high humidity, you could literally smell the tourists coming into the Capitol. It may be descriptive but it's true."
Here's a link to what Reid said:
The reporters' opening paragraph summed this up surpassingly well:
The Capitol Visitors Center, which opened this morning, may have tripled its original budget and fallen years behind schedule, but Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid found a silver lining for members of Congress: tourists won't offend them with their B.O. anymore.
I'm sorry; this is our Senate Majority Leader?
My goodness, are we in trouble, if rather than deal with where the money for the Treasury Department bailout of Wall Street has actually gone, Harry Reid would rather comment on tourists and their annoying body odors.
As I said in my title: elitism alert!
(I guess Reid considers we, the American people, "the great unwashed?")
This was the best I could do from crossposting; NH, you have my apologies.ShareThis