As Andrew Stiles reported earlier, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) went on a rant this morning against GOP spending cuts. In the midst of his flailing, he bemoaned the loss of a “cowboy poetry festival.” Really.
“The mean-spirited bill, H.R. 1 … eliminates the National Endowment of the Humanities, National Endowment of the Arts,” said Reid. “These programs create jobs. The National Endowment of the Humanities is the reason we have in northern Nevada every January a cowboy poetry festival. Had that program not been around, the tens of thousands of people who come there every year would not exist.”
(h/t Shira Toeplitz)
UPDATE: More information about the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, here.