Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Sen. Majority Leader, Harry Reid (D-NV), has a message for the Old Coot:
“Don’t Come Back to the Capitol”
A Democrat tells ABC News that in a phone call late this afternoon, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, told John McCain, that it would NOT be helpful for him to come back to Washington, D.C., to work on the Wall Street bailout bill.
“This is a critical time for our country. While I appreciate that both candidates have signaled their willingness to help, Congress and the administration have a process in place to reach a solution to this unprecedented financial crisis. I understand that the candidates are putting together a joint statement at Sen. Obama’s suggestion. But it would not be helpful at this time to have them come back during these negotiations and risk injecting presidential politics into this process or distract important talks about the future of our nation’s economy. If that changes, we will call upon them. We need leadership; not a campaign photo op. If there were ever a time for both candidates to hold a debate before the American people about this serious challenge, it is now.”
Phew! It’s good to hear Harry Reid school the Old Coot!