The PJ Tatler

Harry Reid Finds an Issue of Such National Urgency that an Investigation is Warranted

Fast and Furious? No. The dangerous national security leaks? that apparently came from the White House? Who are you kidding.

The issue of such urgency that an investigation is warranted, according to Harry Reid, is…drumroll…the Pacquiao-Bradley fight.

Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., jumped on the bandwagon of those calling for a probe of the scoring of the Manny Pacquiao-Timothy Bradley title fight on Saturday night.

Bradley was awarded a split decision victory in a fight that most observers thought was a lopsided victory for Pacquiao, who landed nearly 100 more punches than Bradley.

“I feel confident there has been nothing untoward but if an investigation makes everyone feel better, do the investigation,” Reid, the Senate majority leader, told reporters at his weekly press conference. It was first reported in the Las Vegas Journal-Review.

Harry Reid was an amateur boxer several decades ago, but so what? Why can’t Harry Reid say the same thing about the national security leaks or Fast and Furious that he said about that fight? Is he less confident that there has been nothing untoward in those controversies?