Was it the pork? The filibusters against civil rights? The white sheet?
Democratic Senate Leader Harry Reid calls Robert Byrd “this unusually brilliant man.”
Well, that’s a change of tune. Consider what Harry the Insult Comic Senator has had to say about a number of other distinguished public servants:
Reid on Justice Clarence Thomas:
I think that he has been an embarrassment to the Supreme Court. I think that his opinions are poorly written. I just don’t think that he’s done a good job as a Supreme Court justice.
Pace is also a yes-man for the President. I told him to his face, I laid it out last time he came in to see me. I told him what an incompetent man I thought he was.
I don’t believe him. . . isn’t in touch with what’s going on in Baghdad.
Reid on President Bush: “a loser” and “a liar”
Reid on Alan Greenspan: “one of the biggest political hacks we have here in Washington.”
Reid on Bill Frist: “no institutional integrity”
Given the company, I’m quite certain I’d rather be criticized by Senator Reid.