Monday, March 07, 2005

Name calling should help

A friend just pointed out to me that Senator Harry Reid (D-NV), the Senate Minority Leader had recently called Alan Greenspan a “Political Hack.” Nice. This was in response to Greenspan’s recent testimony supporting Social Security reforms. (see my post about News in the News) Reid failed to note that Greenspan has been pretty apolitical in his statements, he’s railed on the administration for the deficits in the past and he supported many of Clinton’s fiscal policies. Reid’s statement is just silly. Doesn’t he have better things to do than name calling on the Fed Chair?! There are a lot real politicians that deserve insults, on both sides of the aisle, he should probably target those folks with his bully pulpit. Right or wrong, Mr. Greenspan is quite a bit more powerful than a Senator from Nevada, and I’d guess he’s been called worse things. I wonder what name Reid would’ve called him if he’d come out against Social Security reforms. Perhaps he’d suddenly be labeled a “Sage voice of reason in Washington . . .” Who’s the real politician here?

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