Bench Memos

Harry Reid as Trophy Date

A good observation from D.C.:

Reid is the lefty groups’ trophy. They are heavily invested in this nomination fight, and they lost. They won’t get a filibuster; they won’t defeat Roberts in the committee or on the floor. They need something to show for their efforts, dangling as they are on the precipice of irrelevancy. Reid is their trophy.

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