Video: Reason TV’s Nanny of the Month is …

posted at 2:55 pm on March 1, 2011 by Ed Morrissey

Who gets the prestigious priggish Nanny of the Month award from Reason TV for February?  Once again, the competition is stiff among those who want to probe into personal choices, but the winner is no contest:

Reid is the outright winner of the three, but perhaps not for the reasons stated by Reason in the video.  As a US Senator, Reid doesn’t have the jurisdiction to demand that the state of Nevada outlaw prostitution.  Certainly he can speak as a private citizen, but he wasn’t invited to address the state legislature as Harry Reid, Nevada Dude At Large.  Not only are his arguments weak — which businesses complained about prostitution in remote Nevada counties during the boom years? — but Reid didn’t appear to hold these convictions during his run for the Senate last year, when he had a clear forum to advance such an agenda.

In contrast, thanks to Major League Baseball’s federal anti-trust waiver, Congress does have some jurisdiction in the affairs of baseball.  One might presume with an economy that still won’t generate new jobs and a war to manage that Congress had better things to do with its time than to demand that MLB bar adults from making their own decisions about smokeless tobacco.  It’s about as useful as the annual forays into the BCS format undertaken by our elected representatives in an attempt to save Americans from the horrors of a debate over which college football team should be considered the champion every year.

On La Lohan, though, I have to disagree with the inclusion of the lawsuit as a nanny-state issue.  The government didn’t dictate terms in this instance; the two parties went to court after Lindsay Lohan took offense at the alleged potshot against her in the commercial.  While public figures have a reduced defense against defamation (and rightly so), that doesn’t make them entirely defenseless.  This isn’t a nanny-state issue; it’s a legal issue between two private-sector entities that was addressed in court and eventually settled between the parties.

Regarding Reid, though, perhaps we can ask him to concentrate on prostitution in the Senate first before worrying about it in Nevada.  When was the last time the Senate Ethics Committee actually did its job in Reid’s tenure as Majority Leader?  And has anyone looked into the activities of its chair?

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…perhaps we can ask him to concentrate on prostitution in the Senate first before worrying about it in Nevada.

Miss Cornhusker Kickback, Lucy Anna Purchase, among others come to mind…baby, baby!

cartooner on March 1, 2011 at 3:03 PM

We need more sex slaves, not less.

Akzed on March 1, 2011 at 3:05 PM

Did ya ever notice how Reid’s and Obama’s mouths kind of screw into prissy little moues when they are lecturing people about this or that. If you haven’t noticed this, look again at O’s speech to the governors about ‘vilifying’ the public employees unions. O’s mouth screws up into this little purse of disapproval. He does it all the time. It’s a dead give away to his contempt for his audience.

jeanie on March 1, 2011 at 3:06 PM

Definition of MERETRICIOUS
1: of or relating to a prostitute : having the nature of prostitution

See he wants to ban democrats?

Akzed on March 1, 2011 at 3:07 PM

Well,Libs wanted to charge $5.00 per trick,but,that went
down,so to speak,and,Reid has some sort,of damage,as a
child,as his mother,washed Bordella laundry,so I guess
Reid ain’t right in da head!!

Reid takes on Old West, says time to ban brothels
Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011

The Democratic Senate majority leader made the comments before a joint session of the Legislature as brothel owners and lobbyists – and working girls from the rural establishments – looked on from the gallery.

In his autobiography, Reid, a Mormon, wrote about growing up in the mining hamlet of Searchlight, Nev., and learning to swim in the pool at a bordello. His mother took in laundry from the 13 brothels around town.

Two years ago, brothel owners supported a bill to impose a $5 tax on sex acts, but the measure died in committee.

Brooke Taylor, a prostitute at Bunny Ranch east of Carson City, called Reid’s speech “offensive” and said Reid should be proud of the way the state’s brothels regulate the sex industry.

“We’re the first ones to do it right,” Taylor said

canopfor on March 1, 2011 at 3:27 PM

Harry Reid knows all about being a prostitute.

GarandFan on March 1, 2011 at 3:27 PM

Reid is putting his tabloid subscription to use.

BobMbx on March 1, 2011 at 3:28 PM

From da guy that can smell the Tourists!!

Harry Reid Doesn’t Like Smelly Tourists

canopfor on March 1, 2011 at 3:31 PM

….Bunny Ranch forms PAC to combat Reid, news at 11.

search4truth on March 1, 2011 at 3:33 PM

Bunny Ranch is next door to Carson Armory. Just sayin’.

Kenosha Kid on March 1, 2011 at 3:39 PM

Reid s/b named incontinent pimp of the year.

Schadenfreude on March 1, 2011 at 3:41 PM

Who would be more knowledgeable on the subject of whores than a senior democrat?

oldleprechaun on March 1, 2011 at 3:47 PM

Is his mom still speaking to him?

mojo on March 1, 2011 at 4:03 PM

Reid snuffing out the competition.

cartooner on March 1, 2011 at 4:06 PM

As long as they stay open in Santiago, Chile, for the next Kennedy visit, though, Harry?

Wethal on March 1, 2011 at 4:29 PM

Well, to be fair, this was a safe move for ole harry.

I mean, come on, who are the hookers gonna vote for, a republican? Please.

runawayyyy on March 1, 2011 at 4:55 PM

This from the guy who had to pay several of them to get his health care bill passed. Now, they were high-priced ones who were elected by their respective states, but that was just negotiating price, what they are is not in question.

AZfederalist on March 1, 2011 at 9:26 PM