Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Planning to Get Ready to Do Something

Never let it be said that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) ever did anything hasty.

QUESTION: Are the negotiations leaning toward or against a public option at this point?

REID: The negotiations are leaning about a public option.

QUESTION: Can you clarify?

REID: He said, are we leaning toward or against the public option. I said we’re leaning toward talking about a public option. No decision’s been made. We had a — not a long discussion last night on public option. I’ve had a number of meetings in my office dealing with Democrats and Republicans on the public option aspect of it.

Go ahead, Mr. Reid; act like you’re going to act like you’re decisive.

It must be hard to be a leader when everyone else is ahead of you.