Flashback: Questions Harry Reid won’t answer, part I

posted at 12:31 pm on August 5, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

All of these baseless, evidence-free accusations from Harry Reid against Mitt Romney over his income reminded me of something — Reid has a lot of unanswered questions about his own income, questions that the LA Times and others have been asking for years.  In 2006 and 2007, a number of questions arose about Reid’s wealth in real estate, his ties to contributors, and his involvement in legislation that benefited all of the above.  At that time, I blogged at Captain’s Quarters and wrote quite a bit about the probes into Reid’s finances, which have mainly drifted out of memory.  As long as Reid wants to talk about income and wealth, though, why not revisit these posts?

I’ll start today by reposting one from the CapQ archives.  This one comes from January 29, 2007, and serves as a pretty good launching pad for more to follow.

The Los Angeles Times continues its in-depth look at the remarkable finances of Harry Reid, who came into politics a humble man and who apparently intends on leaving it a land baron. The LAT reports on a transaction that gave Reid a 160-acre parcel of land at one-tenth its value, which coincidentally came from a lubricants distributor who shortly afterwards became the intended beneficiary of a Harry Reid-sponsored piece of legislation (via Hang Right Politics):

It’s hard to buy undeveloped land in booming northern Arizona for $166 an acre. But now-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid effectively did just that when a longtime friend decided to sell property owned by the employee pension fund that he controlled.In 2002, Reid (D-Nev.) paid $10,000 to a pension fund controlled by Clair Haycock, a Las Vegas lubricants distributor and his friend for 50 years. The payment gave the senator full control of a 160-acre parcel in Bullhead City that Reid and the pension fund had jointly owned. Reid’s price for the equivalent of 60 acres of undeveloped desert was less than one-tenth of the value the assessor placed on it at the time.

Six months after the deal closed, Reid introduced legislation to address the plight of lubricants dealers who had their supplies disrupted by the decisions of big oil companies. It was an issue the Haycock family had brought to Reid’s attention in 1994, according to a source familiar with the events.

If Reid were to sell the property for any of the various estimates of its value, his gain on the $10,000 investment could range from $50,000 to $290,000.

It is a potential violation of congressional ethics standards for a member to accept anything of value — including a real estate discount — from a person with interests before Congress.

The bill that Reid proposed never passed, but the land passed to Reid nevertheless. It would have imposed government restrictions on interruptions of supply from oil suppliers to lubricant distributors, a common problem faced by people like Haycock. Although his repeated attempts to pass the legislation never succeeded, Reid’s efforts made it clear to the suppliers that Congress had, in the words of LAT reporters Chuck Neubauer and Tom Hamburger, taken an interest in supply interruptions — a message that certainly seems intended to intimidate Haycock’s suppliers.

In 1982, Haycock and Reid purchased the land in a partnership in which Reid owned a five-eighths share. Haycock spent $1500 an acre for his share of the land. In 1987, Haycock used his portion of the land as a contribution to his employee pension fund. A few years later, a California group bought the entire 160 acres from Reid and Haycock for over $1.3 million, which amounted to $8400 an acre — a fabulous return on investment over the 10 years that Reid and Haycock held the land. Unfortunately, the California investors ended up defaulting on the sale, and it reverted back to Reid and Haycock.

In 2001, Haycock’s firm began liquidating assets of the pension fund, and Haycock found he could not buy it himself. Instead, he offered it to Reid — for a price that amounted to one-tenth the value of the original purchase, and one-fortieth of the price the parcel fetched on the market ten years earlier.

Reid and his apologists point out that the parcel has topographical challenges, and that a minority share would have been difficult to sell to anyone but the majority partner. However, the LAT researched adjacent parcels and discovered that they commanded a price far above Reid’s eventual purchase price — over $4,000 an acre. Minority sales generally get discounted at around 20%, not 98%, even in the Mojave Desert.

This isn’t the first time we’ve seen shady land deals involving Harry Reid. He also had the singular achievement of getting paid over a million dollars on land for which he never disclosed his ownership, a story the LAT reported in October of last year. Reid stopped talking about the “culture of corruption” during the final weeks of the midterms last year — probably because it hit too close to home.

This deal certainly has the appearance of a slimy quid pro quo. Will the reformist zealotry of the Democratic majority be brought to bear on Reid? Don’t count on it.

The LA Times links are dead, thanks to the passage of time. A Nexis search confirms that the article ran on January 28, 2007 (the Sunday edition articles get released on the Internet early), written by Chuck Neubauer and Tom Hamburger, titled “A Deal in the Desert for Senator Reid?”  The article also includes this interesting portion, emphasis mine:

How good a deal did Reid get? Paying $166 an acre for Mohave County land is “a super deal,” said the county assessor, Ron Nicholson. But the precise answer in this case, Nicholson said, is complicated by the fact that only a minority portion of a partnership was for sale; minority shares can be difficult to sell. Other experts who reviewed the transaction for The Times acknowledged the complexity of the deal but said the senator appeared to have acquired valuable property for a fraction of its value.

“The price strikes me as low,” said professor Crocker H. Liu, McCord chair of real estate at Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business. “But I don’t know what other considerations — valuable or otherwise — were part of this transaction. Usually when a purchase price is that low, there is other juice in the deal.”

We’ll have more from the CapQ archives for as long as Reid wants to make income and wealth an issue in this campaign.  And don’t forget, Reid won’t release his own tax returns from this period, either.

Update: Thanks to Twitter follower MikeNYC, I’ve updated the post to have a working link to the LA Times article.


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Let him have it ED! dingy ding dong harry has zero room to plow up snakes against someone else, he is a nasty crooked critter, IMO!
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letget on August 5, 2012 at 12:34 PM

Powerline has a good post up on Harry Reid, the worm.

They seem to think he might actually end up being helpful to Republicans..in the same way Pelosi was just by being her obnoxious and incompetent self.

Terrye on August 5, 2012 at 12:34 PM

Which is his favorite child porn web site?

bayview on August 5, 2012 at 12:35 PM

1. Show us your own tales, Harry Reid.

2. Harry Reid is nacrophilic.

Schadenfreude on August 5, 2012 at 12:38 PM

1. Show us your own taxes, Harry Reid.

2. Harry Reid is a mortician.

Schadenfreude on August 5, 2012 at 12:39 PM

BTW, Reince Priebus calls dingy harry a ‘dirty liar’! Just wish he would do the same about bho on all his lies?

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/rnc-chair-reince-priebus-calls-harry-reid-a-dirty-liar-for-romney-tax-claim/
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letget on August 5, 2012 at 12:39 PM

letget on August 5, 2012 at 12:39 PM

Great link, thanks. Reince Preibus is one of the very few on the right who can speak fluently. Scott Walker is another one. Romney needs someone like Walker to be VP. If Mitt picks uncourageously you can kiss the land off.

Schadenfreude on August 5, 2012 at 12:41 PM

Harry really likes to go to parks and touch himself while he looks at little boys. He and DWS have been having an affair for years. They like it best when obama can come over and sit in the corner and watch them. I read this on a gas station restroom wall so it must be true….

cjt1957 on August 5, 2012 at 12:42 PM

What? Harry Reid is supposed to answer to someone for something?

I thought the Senate Majority Leader of the United States was free to obstruct anything he wants, for as long as he wants, and only answers to 20% of his constituents once every 6 years.

If your name is Harry Reid, the rest of America can go to he!!.

rwenger43 on August 5, 2012 at 12:42 PM

Which is his favorite child porn web site?

bayview on August 5, 2012 at 12:35 PM

Yes he should reveal his internet usage history for the past 10 years.

CW on August 5, 2012 at 12:42 PM

Harry Reid has lots of pics of kiddie porn on his personal computer and in his email. He needs to turn that over for investigation immediately to prove himself innocent and all these questions will go away.

See how that works, Harry?

The difference between us and you, Harry, is that we would never consider that a legitimate tactic. Which means you are not fit for public office.

Am I wrong to think Mitt doesn’t have a Libel case here?

goflyers on August 5, 2012 at 12:43 PM

Hey, Reince Priebus, on “Dirty Liar, you stand by it?”

“I just said it”.

Gosh, the Rs are in need of a truck load of real cojones.

Schadenfreude on August 5, 2012 at 12:43 PM

A CapQ flashback! Gotta love it.

“Thus every blogger, in his kind, is bit by him who comes behind”

Del Dolemonte on August 5, 2012 at 12:45 PM

This is diversion. Harry Reid is not America’s president and that’s who needs to be replaced now.

Don L on August 5, 2012 at 12:46 PM

Harry Reid and his son are crooks extraordinaires.

Schadenfreude on August 5, 2012 at 12:47 PM

O/T=
Remember the photo of bho with the ‘bat’ talking to the turkey leader? Well, it seems they are not all that thrilled with it?

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/an-implicit-insult-why-are-some-turks-angry-about-this-photo-of-obama/
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letget on August 5, 2012 at 12:48 PM

“Harry Reid is a Dirty Liar” — Reince Priebus

Schadenfreude on August 5, 2012 at 12:48 PM

Harry Reid and his son are crooks extraordinaires.

Schadenfreude on August 5, 2012 at 12:47 PM

He has more than one son, and more than one crooked offspring.

bayview on August 5, 2012 at 12:50 PM

Obama owns Reid.

Obama is a Thug in Chief. Get rid of him, while you still can.

Schadenfreude on August 5, 2012 at 12:53 PM

The Mossad files on Obama will be very telling.

The Romney trip to Israel was very fruitful.

Schadenfreude on August 5, 2012 at 12:55 PM

2. Harry Reid is a mortician.

A mortician would vomit

skeeterbite on August 5, 2012 at 1:02 PM

Is it pretty clear now that Harry Reid changed faiths (to LDS) for career advantage? Apparently, now that he’s established, he doesn’t care to follow it anymore, but it was a career advantage at one time.

RBMN on August 5, 2012 at 1:03 PM

Reid has got to come to understand that he is being used like the 2 bit whore he is and he will be replaced as Senate majority leader in 2013 no matter who wins the presidency because the Senate will turn Red and he’ll be lanced like a boil.

gracie on August 5, 2012 at 1:09 PM

Why would the Democrats in the senate make such an obvious criminal their leader? Is it because they didn’t know he was a criminal at the time?

Buddahpundit on August 5, 2012 at 1:10 PM

Just preaching to the choir – unfortunately this rehashed expose won’t ever see the light of day beyond conservative leaning blogs/sites.

The MSM will see to it.

Hill60 on August 5, 2012 at 1:12 PM

Schadenfreude on August 5, 2012 at 12:55 PM

Wasn’t that Harry Reid who starred as ‘the tall man’ in PHANTASM?

thatsafactjack on August 5, 2012 at 1:12 PM

Dirty Liar supports honor killings.

Schadenfreude on August 5, 2012 at 1:13 PM

Or…maybe I’m wrong… maybe he was that old guy, you know, the one stalking the little girl, in “Poltergeist”.

thatsafactjack on August 5, 2012 at 1:15 PM

Why would the Democrats in the senate make such an obvious criminal their leader? Is it because they didn’t know he was a criminal at the time?

Buddahpundit on August 5, 2012 at 1:10 PM

If your only options are brain-dead, crazy, or crooked, I guess you go with crooked.

RBMN on August 5, 2012 at 1:16 PM

If only…

In 2012, the country began to rise up and get mad approximately 60 days ago. It was first noticed when Wisconsin resoundingly defeated the attempt to recall Gov. Scott Walker. In spite of huge union spending and organization, the cheeseheads had had it. They took back their government and told the world they were done with unbalanced budgets, out-of-control state employee pensions and high taxes. Next it was the California primary election, where the citizens of San Diego and San Jose said no to out-of-control spending and the unfunded budget-breaking pensions. Then, last week, the tea party rose up in Texas and seized the state and its Senate race. Texas not only said Republican, it said tea party Republican. And finally, also last week, Chick-fil-A had thousands of Americans provide its biggest sales day in history. Through it, the lines said, Americans want their country back.

Schadenfreude on August 5, 2012 at 1:16 PM

Lack of brains. Pale complexion. Harry Reid isn’t a necrophiliac — he is an actual Zombie.

Mutnodjmet on August 5, 2012 at 1:17 PM

The legacy media can’t do anything about Harry… that would hurt their boy king…I hope the media goes down with them in Nov.

d1carter on August 5, 2012 at 1:17 PM

Can Nevada launch a recall effort?

beatcanvas on August 5, 2012 at 1:18 PM

Someone needs to go pre-emptively rip down the rodent’s Senate Majority Leader sign and trash it just so he gets the message his reign is over, like now, mofo.

gracie on August 5, 2012 at 1:18 PM

This post is exactly why I love the internet–specifically conservative sites like this. Great job Ed! Keep ‘em comin’.

By the way, has Harry Reid made a statement yet regarding the questions surrounding his pederasty?

IrishEi on August 5, 2012 at 1:20 PM

The legacy media can’t do anything about Harry

This could help turn Nevada to Mitt if people get peeing mad about this stain called Hairless Reid. Fool needs a smackdown and the feces scared out of him.

gracie on August 5, 2012 at 1:22 PM

OT: CNN reporting on mass shooting at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin.

wargamer6 on August 5, 2012 at 1:24 PM

Has it been fear of the LV mafia’s reprisals that has allowed Reid’s corruption to go on so long? Is it time to engage RICO laws to expose Reid?

onlineanalyst on August 5, 2012 at 1:29 PM

Very reliable and trustworthy anonymous persons told me Harry Reid is a despicable low-down no good Pederast.

Harry Reid was directly informed of those allegations and his official response was a simple one word response, “Cute”. There was no clarification as to whether or not the ‘Cute’ response was referring to his victims — or not.

Therefore, since Senator Harry Reid has not denied the allegations — nor even made an attempt to deny them after many opportunities to do so — and has provided no proof whatsoever that the allegations are not true — they indeed are most definitely by default pure fact.

As a law abiding taxpaying citizen of the USA — I demand that the Senate remove pederast Harry Reid from office and I demand that the DOJ arrest and prosecute pederast Senator Harry Reid. He can at that time prove his innocence — if he is in fact innocent. But that’s up to him to provide proof of his innocence which he has so far refused to do, or has been unable to do because he is definitely guilty.

FlatFoot on August 5, 2012 at 1:29 PM

Why would the Democrats in the senate make such an obvious criminal their leader? Is it because they didn’t know he was a criminal at the time?

Buddahpundit on August 5, 2012 at 1:10 PM

Reid’s dirty shenanigans are just the kind of stuff dems look for on a resume. It’s a big plus in liberal land.

silvernana on August 5, 2012 at 1:29 PM

We are going on a week, and Reid has not answered the allegations of pederasty.

Why won’t he come clean?

What else is he hiding?

tom daschle concerned on August 5, 2012 at 1:34 PM

Reid is a Vegas democrat, what do you think happened?

Of course he’s rotten.

Speakup on August 5, 2012 at 1:35 PM

Mitt Romney made his cash the old fashioned way, he earned it.

Reid can also be asked if he keeps opening his mouth and drawing attention to himself to get a budget on the table for Oct. 1st, the House has already sent him one and he needs to get working on it.
Harry’s dem Senate already Dissed the presiden’ts budget offer.

Where is your budget Harry Reid? Where are the 30 House bills that you refuse to bring to the floor for a vote.

It’s time to expose Harry Reid for the two lead feet that have been a drag on the Congress for the last two years (four really.)

Fleuries on August 5, 2012 at 1:36 PM

What else is he hiding?

tom daschle concerned on August 5, 2012 at 1:34 PM

Something about a Nubian goat and a feather boa.

Rio Linda Refugee on August 5, 2012 at 1:36 PM

This one is just too good almost as good as Limbaughs’ “Reids money magic”

http://www.humanevents.com/2006/10/17/harry-reids-real-estate-investing-plan/

This guy and much of his family are just con men.He should be the very last one in Congress asking Mitt Romney about his taxes when he’s as dirty as he is.

rodguy911 on August 5, 2012 at 1:36 PM

Why would the Democrats in the senate make such an obvious criminal their leader?

Look around. All of us are whom we hang with. They put him there as representative of them. Maybe he’s got pictures. Who knows. But the dude won’t even obey the law and draft a budget. Need an Alice in Wonderland and “Off with his head.”. Let him go back to work as the measly shrew he is and LLSOS, senior senator from Nevada soon to be retired.

gracie on August 5, 2012 at 1:38 PM

“Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV), an alleged pederast, remains holed up in his NV lair, which has a basement that looked like Caligula opened an orphanage.”

I read that on the internet. Is it true?

aquaviva on August 5, 2012 at 1:39 PM

Am I wrong to think Mitt doesn’t have a Libel case here?

goflyers on August 5, 2012 at 12:43 PM

If it went to a trial, I think the tax records would become evidence and thus a win for DingleHarry Reid.

TugboatPhil on August 5, 2012 at 1:40 PM

Reid’s dirty shenanigans are just the kind of stuff dems look for on a resume. It’s a big plus in liberal land.

silvernana on August 5, 2012 at 1:29 PM

Other criminal enterprises don’t make their most obviously corrupt associate the public face. It’s hard for me to believe that most Democrats in the senate realized that Reid was so involved in criminal dealings when they made him their leader. I suppose they can be asked that question.

Buddahpundit on August 5, 2012 at 1:47 PM

The only time you can use the word ‘ethics’ and Harry Reid in the same sentence is when you point out Harry’s lack thereof.

GarandFan on August 5, 2012 at 1:50 PM

I never want to see the words “Harry Reid” and “lubricants” in the same sentence again.

Mark1971 on August 5, 2012 at 1:53 PM

Who’s gonna do anything?

The Democrat party is rife with this BS and yet nothing happens.

BallisticBob on August 5, 2012 at 1:57 PM

Dingy Harry wears assless chaps when gardening.

David in ATL on August 5, 2012 at 1:59 PM

Does Harry Reid, the accused pederast, like blond or red headed boys?

Or does Harry Reid, the accused pederast, not care what color hair of the boys, as long as they are “cute”?

jukin3 on August 5, 2012 at 2:03 PM

Dingy Harry wears assless chaps when gardening.

David in ATL on August 5, 2012 at 1:59 PM

Gardening? Is that what they call it now?

RBMN on August 5, 2012 at 2:04 PM

Where is your budget Harry Reid? Where are the 30 House bills that you refuse to bring to the floor for a vote.

It’s time to expose Harry Reid for the two lead feet that have been a drag on the Congress for the last two years (four really.)

Fleuries on August 5, 2012 at 1:36 PM

This

skeeterbite on August 5, 2012 at 2:18 PM

The word is out that Harry Reid is a cannibal and eats aborted fetuses for breakfast.

It’s his responsibility to prove it’s not true.

So there.

merlich on August 5, 2012 at 2:33 PM

Harry Reid still has not refuted claims that #HarryReidIsAPederast. There is even a website dedicated to Harry and his proclivities

phreshone on August 5, 2012 at 2:38 PM

Ok what needs to happen is to tie Reid to Obama. First, lay into Obama with every allegation ever thrown at anyone regarding his finances. When the left cries about it, tell them to deal with it. Second make it an election about Reid and Obama. Go nuclear on Reid as if it was an election about himm. Again saying that if Obama is going to use surrogates like him, then they are tied together. The points oulined by Ed can be used over and over until Reid can’t turn on a tv without it detaling his crap. Do it until he regrets he ever got involved and make it known that anyone who tries his crap will get the same. And when the media cries about it. Screw them. Tell them to deal with it. Hear that Roland Martin.

Robb on August 5, 2012 at 2:47 PM

Recall. Take a page from the left, organize, get signatures and make him the embattled Senate leader … who incidentally may be a tax cheating pedofile using Mcarthy-like tactics to destroy his enemies.
What’s good for the goose…”Dirty” Harry Reid is no Scott Walker.

Recall. Recall. Recall. Recall. Recall. Recall. Recall. Recall. Recall. Recall. Recall. Recall. Recall. Recall. Recall

R Square on August 5, 2012 at 2:47 PM

i weep for the children and all the victims of the Searchlight Slasher.

mittens on August 5, 2012 at 2:56 PM

Reid is an amoral deceiver. He practices no restraint in his actions and is completely indifferent to any question of right and wrong. This man’s soul has been corrupted all for the sake of power. He is an absolute shining example of a debased human being.

lynncgb on August 5, 2012 at 3:07 PM

Harry Reid is a McCarthyite Pig

J_Crater on August 5, 2012 at 3:15 PM

Why would the Democrats in the senate make such an obvious criminal their leader? Is it because they didn’t know he was a criminal at the time?

No, it was because he fit right in with the rest of the Senate Democrats. He might even make them feel cleaner by comparison. After all, the allegation of Reid’s pederasty hasn’t been applied to them — yet.

hachiban on August 5, 2012 at 3:15 PM

The LAT reports on a transaction which coincidentally came from a lubricants distributor

Pederast confirmation, no?

hillsoftx on August 5, 2012 at 3:17 PM

These “public servants” should be addressed as such, and their net wealth disclosed every time that they open their mouths.

The American people should demand that the government maintain a website database posting their incomes from the time they enter their “servitude” up until their demise. What a story that would tell about why they enter into “public service” in the first place, now wouldn’t it?

ndanielson on August 5, 2012 at 3:42 PM

O/T
Remember the photo of bho with the ‘bat’ talking to the turkey leader? Well, it seems they are not all that thrilled with it?

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/an-implicit-insult-why-are-some-turks-angry-about-this-photo-of-obama/
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letget on August 5, 2012 at 12:48 PM

..can they be any more pisssed off, L, than we are when that clown puts his ugly-asssed Bruno Maglis all over the Oval Office furniture?

The War Planner on August 5, 2012 at 3:46 PM

I’m confident that Mitt has paid far more in taxes than Jugears and Dingy combined. As we know, Mitt earned his income. Those two deadbeats have made careers by sponging off the taxpayers. Those two crooks are as useless as ticks on a bull’s ass.

USN Corpseman on August 5, 2012 at 3:51 PM

Recall. Recall. Recall. Recall. Recall. Recall. Recall. Recall. Recall. Recall. Recall. Recall. Recall. Recall. Recall

R Square on August 5, 2012 at 2:47 PM

This does seem like a great Tea Party pastime activity. When they aren’t busy getting voters to the polls for the better candidate. When not busy putting great people into office, a little effort to remove the sleaze might go a long way.

ndanielson on August 5, 2012 at 3:54 PM

Cronyism runs in the family at Dirty Harry Reid’s house. Harry’s pushing more green energy boondoggles and this time his son gets to line his pockets.

I’m have a feeling that Dad Reid is getting a kickback somewhere along the line. Harry did not become a very wealthy man from the money we pay him to stand on the Senate floor and lie like a rug. Insider deals for Dirty Harry.

http://www.lvrj.com/opinion/costs-conflicts-arise-in-reid-push-for-green-power-164858086.html

Philly on August 5, 2012 at 4:16 PM

I’m have a feeling that Dad Reid is getting a kickback somewhere along the line. Harry did not become a very wealthy man from the money we pay him to stand on the Senate floor and lie like a rug. Insider deals for Dirty Harry.

http://www.lvrj.com/opinion/costs-conflicts-arise-in-reid-push-for-green-power-164858086.html

Philly on August 5, 2012 at 4:16 PM

Dig dig dig please

skeeterbite on August 5, 2012 at 4:30 PM

1. Show us your own tales, Harry Reid.

2. Harry Reid is nacrophilic.

Schadenfreude on August 5, 2012 at 12:38 PM

Reid is sexually aroused by heroin, morphine and other opium derivatives?

This backlash is taking a turn for the bizarre.

Alberta_Patriot on August 5, 2012 at 4:41 PM

Haycock used his portion of the land as a contribution to his employee pension fund

Haycock’s firm began liquidating assets of the pension fund, and Haycock found he could not buy it himself. Instead, he offered it to Reid — for a price that amounted to one-tenth the value of the original purchase, and one-fortieth of the price the parcel fetched on the market ten years earlier.

To me this appears like Haycock and Harry Reid stole valuable land from the employee pension fund and promptly put it in Harry Reid’s pocket.

RJL on August 5, 2012 at 4:46 PM

When is the Romney campaign going to start taking these liars like Axlerod and Reid apart? There is enough corruption on Reid’s part to complete eviscerate the toadstool.

ultracon on August 5, 2012 at 6:14 PM

As long as Reid wants to talk about income and wealth, though, why not revisit these posts?

Indeed. Thanks Ed for being one of the few to remind the folks about dirty harry’s scuzz-ball past.

Tim_CA on August 5, 2012 at 7:22 PM

SHAME ON HARRY REID
Congress should bounce Dingy Harry out on his miserable lying butt.

The senate should never be used as a political echo chamber for the purpose of presidential political gain, and especially to spread a falsehood.

byteshredder on August 5, 2012 at 8:23 PM

The word is out that Harry Reid and Paul Begala were making out at a Chick-Fil-A on Friday.

I have a friend–no, several unnamed sources–who told me.

Grace_is_sufficient on August 5, 2012 at 10:39 PM

Reid is not clever – and only a RINO would think so.

Reid is a Crook. Romney’s campaign should be using things like this 2003 LA Times story on Reid.

THE SENATORS’ SONS
In Nevada, the Name to Know is Reid
Members of one lawmaker’s family represent nearly every major industry in their home state. And their clients rely on his goodwill.

By Chuck Neubauer and Richard T. Cooper | LA Times Staff Writers | June 23, 2003

Falcon46 on August 3, 2012 at 6:15 PM

Here’s another story I mentioned on the 3rd about the corruption of the Reid family. Let’s keep the stories coming. Maybe we can help the Lame Stream Media do their job?

Falcon46 on August 6, 2012 at 12:46 AM

Good job, Cap*n Ed.
I recall your writings re: one the most corrupt Senators.
The GOP, if they have any testicular fortitude remaining after annointing Mittens, needs to keep this on-going narrative “out there”.
As for the entire Bullhead City deal, I know the area well. Everyone knew decades ago that both the Parker, AZ, Bullhead City, and other Colorado River and Lake Havasu sites were going to be prime vacation and retirement communities. It was like investing in Del Webb`s Sun City, AZ (far West Phoenix) in the 50s.
I know there is a lot more about Dingy Harry (i eschew calling him “Dirty Harry” as that has a positive connotation) that I am sure will come drip, drip, dripping out. Like Harry and his sons making a number of shady deals, using political influence of course.
Were I a Willard campaign guru, I would simply ask Harry:
“And how did you become a multi-millionaire on your meager salary?”

Game.Set.Match.
~(Ä)~

Karl Magnus on August 6, 2012 at 7:57 AM

Reid also has a colorful history as Nevada Gaming Commissioner.

Some have accused him of taking mob money in bribes. He skated like Kennedy did when he drowned Mary Jo Kopechne. “move along, nothing to see here”response.

Maybe somebody needs to accuse Harry Reid of being mobbed up and ask him to provide proof he didn’t take the mob’s money when it came to gaming licenses. Of course he’s guilty until he provides proof that he’s innocent.

kens on August 6, 2012 at 11:56 AM

Good story, Ed, and I hope they keep coming. But what really crosses my mind is: this kind of stuff was known during the last Senatorial campaign in Nevada. Now, I am not familiar about who the Republican was that ran against him or how the campaign was run, and I am assuming this kind of stuff was not used against him. So, why not? Kind of remember maybe it was Sharon Angle? Any way, any thoughts why his corruption was not used or if so why it was not used more forcefully? How about a report on that campaign!

boogieboy on August 6, 2012 at 12:03 PM

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