A Republican staffer points out:
They could have made this same point without looking like children. On Tuesdays, there are about 100 reporters at the post-policy lunch stakeouts. Reid could have gone to the cameras and made this point. But now, Frist, Lott and others made good points about how the dems are childish, un-senatorial and are pulling a political stunt while we’re trying to pass a budget. Silly and childish. They weakened what could have been a strong point.
It’s like chewing someone out, but p***ing your pants while you’re doing it.