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Thin Reid


Harry Reid’s press conference yesterday revealed some interesting things. The first thing is that he apparently doesn’t think much of Al Franken’s humor:

REID: Senator Franken gave me a few jokes he thought I should share with you, but I didn’t like them, so I’m not going to do it.

Senators Reid and Franken

Since senators love few things more than to get laughs from reporters, I would love to see the rejected Franken jokes and see if they were rejected because they were unfunny, tasteless, or both. With respect to health care, Reid thinks that America does not have the best health-care system in the world, and he equates praise for our system with the notion that there’s no room for improvement. Here’s the quote:

REID: So that’s the difference in this debate.  Republican leaders think the present health care system is the best in the world, and those of us who believe that we should change it:  doctors, hospitals, pharmaceuticals, governors, and on and on.

I hope some enterprising reporter asks him which country he thinks has a better health-care system than the U.S., because the answer to that question will reveal a great deal about where he wants to take our system.