Only in a lame-duck session of Congress could a meat dress worn by Lady Gaga have any relevance to national security and foreign policy. Harry Reid attempted to embarrass Republicans complaining of getting jammed on START by talking about how many events have occurred since Barack Obama and Dmitiri Medvedev signed the treaty, moving from the silly to the ridiculous:
On Sunday his office circulated a list of events, with pictures, that have occurred since President Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev signed the pact on April 8.
Lady Gaga debuted her meat dress; the Chilean miners were trapped and released; Lindsay Lohan went to rehab, left, and went back again; the BP oil spill started and was months later contained; Kanye West released his latest album and apologized to former President George W. Bush; Prince William and Kate Middleton got engaged; Conan returned to Late Night; and Donovan McNabb debuted with the Redskins and was benched twice.
“One thing that apparently did not happen: Republicans taking the time to actually review the treaty,” Reid’s office said in circulating the list Sunday afternoon.
Another thing apparently didn’t happen was Reid introducing the treaty during the regular session. It’s been over eight months since Obama signed the treaty. Under Reid’s direction, the Senate never bothered to produce a budget, even with an 18-seat majority. What exactly has the Senate produced since then? The Wall Street regulation expansion, and … and … and …
The meat dress is just a red herring to distract from Reid’s incompetence.