Harry Reid’s Hypocrisy

On the one hand, I’m already kind of bored with the whole Cheney hunts “the most dangerous animal” story, but on the other hand, these fascinating little angles keep being burped up, one right after the other.

For example, here’s Harry Reid yesterday on the delay in reporting the shooting to the press:

“Talk about secrecy. The vice president accidentally shoots someone and keeps that a secret for nearly a day. That man (who was shot) is now very sick,” Reid, D-Nev., told reporters Tuesday.

Asked why he thought Cheney had not talked about the shooting, Reid said, “I think the reason it took the vice president a day to talk about this is part of the secretive nature of this administration. The American people are not entitled to know what’s going on in their mind-set. They keep things pretty close to the chest.”

Nothing unusual there. It’s typical Harry Reid…except, as the folks over at Sweetness & Light point out, ole Dirty Harry was engaged in a bit of staggering hypocrisy. You see, last year Harry Reid had a stroke and didn’t reveal the details to the press for THREE DAYS:

“The Senate Democratic leader, Harry Reid of Nevada, suffered a brief mini-stroke Tuesday, but doctors found no complications and he feels fine, aides said Friday.

One of the nation’s most powerful elected Democrats, the 65-year-old senator canceled several appearances in Nevada late this week. But his press secretary Tessa Hafen said, “There are no complications or any restrictions on his activities.”

…Asked why announcement of the event was delayed for three days, Hafen said, “The reason was the tests and the evaluations that they were doing. We wanted to make sure we knew what we were announcing. You need conclusive information.”

Gosh, how could we have all missed this after the enormous stink the media made about the 3 day delay? Oh wait, the media didn’t make a big deal about that back then, did they? That couldn’t be because Harry Reid is a Democrat and Dick Cheney is a Republican, could it? Nah, cause that would mean that they’re biased and we all trust the press to be fair, right? Snicker, snicker, snicker…

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