The following from James Taranto's WSJ Best of the Web Today with a brief JinC comment below the star line.
Taranto - - -
The New York Times reports on a priceless response to Sarah Palin's speech.
First, here's what she said:
Harry Reid, the majority leader of the current do-nothing Senate, not long ago summed up his feelings about our nominee. He said, quote, "I can't stand John McCain."
Ladies and gentlemen, perhaps no accolade we hear this week is better proof that we've chosen the right man. Clearly what the majority leader was driving at is that he can't stand up to John McCain.
Here's Reid's answer, as reported by the Times:
Now Harry Reid is hardly thin-skinned and almost anything else Ms. Palin could have said about him might not have drawn much of a reaction.So Reid is "more than capable of standing up," and he shows it by hiding behind a spokesman--named Mr. Manley!(emphasis added)
But to the former boxer from tiny Searchlight, Nev., that insinuation from Governor Palin amounts to fighting words. He sees himself as more than capable of standing up to Mr. McCain and, through spokesman Jim Manley, Mr. Reid fired back.
"Anyone who knows Senator Reid knows he never backs down when he's fighting for what's right and that he always stands up to John McCain when he is wrong," said Mr. Manley. "Shrill and sarcastic political attacks may fire up the Republican base, but they don't change the fact that a McCain-Palin administration would mean four more years of failed Bush-Cheney policies."
You can't make that up, can you?
Who'd believe it?
And by the way - Has Sen. Reid ever apologized to the American people, President Bush, and most of all our military in Iraq and their families for saying "the war there is lost?"
If he hasn't, he needs to ASAP. I'm sure it would help if Sen. Obama asked him to.