The Corner

Why Orwell Matters

“Orwellian!” — that’s how Senate majority leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) is describing McConnell’s speech. The GOP leader, he says, “is living in a different world than everyone else. For him to lecture the Senate on debt is really beyond the pale.”

Why, Senator Reid, why?

Bush and Iraq, of course. “It’s not only that war, but other actions of the Bush administration,” says Reid. Plus, he adds, the Broder column cited by McConnell is irrelevant. “That’s not where we should be,” says Reid, listening to some writer who’s “retired or writes once in awhile.”

So Reid doesn’t read Broder? Surely he reads Steyn then, right?