Friday, March 04, 2005

Minority Leader Reid (D-NV): Greenspan = Hack

Saw this on Eschaton:

Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan generally gets accolades for his public pronouncements. Yesterday he got a brickbat from Senate Minority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.), who blasted Greenspan as "one of the biggest political hacks we have here in Washington."

Reid ripped Greenspan during an interview on CNN's "Inside Politics." He said the Fed chairman has given President Bush a pass on deficits that have built up in the past four years and should be challenging Republicans on their fiscal policies, rather than promoting Bush's plan to introduce personal accounts into Social Security.

"I'm not a big Greenspan fan -- Alan Greenspan fan," Reid said when asked about the Fed chairman's testimony this week urging Congress to deal quickly with the financial problems facing Social Security and Medicare. "I voted against him the last two times. I think he's one of the biggest political hacks we have in Washington."

Of course, he didn't say "man-whore" but we all got the message. Nice to see something coming from the Democrats other than bending over and spreading (guess they didn't want the symbol of Democratic courage to be Senator Barbara Boxer) but I still have to ask -

Where the Hell have you been?

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