Reid: State of the Union more exciting than Super Bowl, Series

WASHINGTON — Forget the Super Bowl and the World Series. Sen. Harry Reid says nothing tops the State of the Union speech in his book.

By his count, Reid took in his 26th annual speech as an elected lawmaker last night, which would mean perfect attendance at each presidential address since he entered Congress in 1983.

On top of that, he said he was at a few others as a young man working his way through law school as a Capitol Hill policeman.

"I have been to the Super Bowl once, that was enough for me. I’ve been to one World Series, that was enough for me, and been on one cruise, that was enough for me. But the State of the Union, I have now been to a lot of them," Reid told a group of visiting Nevadans on Monday.

"This is really a great event, it doesn’t matter who is president," said Reid, who now is Senate majority leader. "There is a lot of pomp and ceremony that is quite interesting."

Reid said President Reagan delivered some of the most memorable addresses.

"The way Reagan delivered a speech was unbelievable," Reid said. "I disagreed with some things he said but a lot of times during his speech I would have to wake myself up, and I don’t mean from being asleep but from being mesmerized."


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