Nevada’s senior senator, who is desperately trying to convince voters that he still is a Nevadan working hard for Nevadans every day, was at the Kennedy Center on Nevada Day watching Tennessee William’s "A Streetcar Named Desire."
"The Hill" reports: "Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), who was seated in the president’s box, mingled with other members of Washington’s power elite, including Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair, The New York Times’ David Sanger and Maureen Dowd, Brookings’ Thomas Mann and the American Enterprise Institute’s Norm Ornstein.
"Several current and former members of Congress were also there, including Reps. John Spratt (D-S.C.), Hilda Solis (D-Calif.) and ex-Rep. Cal Dooley (D-Calif.), who now heads the American Chemistry Council."
I don’t know what the folks at the re-elect Harry Reid headquarters are thinking, but if I were sitting on an approval rating of about 37 points (which is unelectable, by the way) and trying hard to convince voters that I really, really am a Nevadan a heart, I think I would have had my candidate in the state last Saturday, riding in as many Nevada Day parades as I could physically make.
To instead hobnob at the Kennedy Center seems to send a mixed signal, doesn’t it?
At least Nevada’s former Lt. Gov. Lonnie Hammagren used to send out look-a-likes these parades. Probably wasn’t all that ethical, but at least it showed some effort.