Senator Harry Reid today:
“The manipulation of intelligence, to sell the war in Iraq, Vice President Cheney is involved in that. The White House energy policy, that puts Big Oil ahead of the American consumer, Vice President Cheney is behind that. Leaking clasified information to discredit White House critics, the Vice President is behind that. Halliburton, contracting abuse, the list goes on and it goes on. Certainly America can do better than that.”
It was a through-the-looking-glass moment, where Harry Reid embraces his inner Michael Moore. It may work in the fever swamp, but I doubt very much if ordinary Americans think much about these wild charges other than that they indicate a Senate minority gone way over the cliff.
I asked Counselor to the President Dan Bartlett about Reid’s remarks, and the prospect of Joe Wilson under oath, on today’s show. The transcript will be up later at Radioblogger.com.