Ed Driscoll

A Feature, Not A Bug

A Reuters article begins thusly:

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid rejected on Monday another prominent senator’s call for a military strike against Iran, saying a U.S. attack would destabilize the Middle East.

Exactly. Hasn’t destabilizing the Middle East been the whole idea since about mid-morning 9/11/01? (Actually, in a sense, it’s been the whole idea since around 1998.)

Related: Power Line’s John Hinderaker looks at Sen. Reid’s poll numbers:

Scott Rasmussen’s latest survey has Harry Reid in a dead heat with Scooter Libby, each with a 19% approval rating. And Reid hasn’t even been convicted of anything yet! Rasmussen attributes Reid’s dismal standing to his visibility on the immigration bill, and that no doubt played a part. I suspect, though, that word of the Democrats’ corruption is starting to leak out.

UPDATE: One more thing–given that President Bush’s approval rating is approximately double Harry Reid’s, how soon do you think the media will start referring to Reid’s “unpopularity” and his low approval ratings every time he’s mentioned in a story?

Yeah, that’s what I think, too.