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Over at the crack den, a commenter nominated Harry Reid for wanker of the day. His crime?

Former Colorado parks director Lyle Laverty's confirmation to a top post in the U.S. Interior Department was pushed through the Senate on Monday while a member blocking the vote was home tending to his wife and newborn twins.

Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., for seven months had opposed Laverty's confirmation as assistant secretary for fish and wildlife and parks, demanding that Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne address ethical lapses within the department.

On Friday, Wyden's wife gave birth to twins, and the senator was in Oregon on paternity leave Monday when Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., scheduled the vote.

I know we like to reward good behavior, but how do we punish DeLay-esque backstabbing? Dodd better stay close to his office or Harry will ram telco immunity through.

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Submitted by Tinfoil Hat Boy on

She'd make this right, and so much else...

"A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead

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Submitted by Woody--Tokin Librul on

also the dino sumbitch's gonna block reform of the mining act of 1872...
prolly will permit the destruction of net neutrality, too...
has he blocked a single shred of the bush cabal agenda?

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Submitted by lambert on

But we need, push-back, claw-back, and we're not doing it. I think Reid was more effective as a minority leader than as the majority leader. The FISA reform abombination is a perfect example. Even the Republicans couldn't get it through, and now were taking retroactive immunity seriously? That's a two-tier system of law: One for the rich and the corps, another for the rest of us. And that's down to Harry Reid, since it happened on his watch.

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