Friday, October 13, 2006

WaPo takes Reid to task

The Washington Post has weighed in with an editorial on Harry Reid's land dealings, and it's harsh.

Mr. Reid's professions of transparency and full disclosure are transparently wrong. His investment was not reported in a manner that made clear his partnership with Mr. Brown. It's true -- under the inadequate financial disclosure rules -- that even if Mr. Reid had listed the newly formed corporation, Patrick Lane LLC, that wouldn't have by itself demonstrated Mr. Brown's involvement. Nonetheless, that Mr. Reid no longer owned the land, but instead had sold it for an interest in the Patrick Lane corporation, was not some mere "technical change," as the senator would like to brush it off. It's an essential element of financial disclosure rules, the purpose of which is to know how and with whom public officials are financially entwined.

I wait with interest for Reid's discussions with the ethics board.

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Blogger Not Your Mama said...

I can tell you what Nevadans' reaction to this has been. Yawn.

The republicans have once again done a fine job of campaigning for the democratic party. At this writing it looks much as though they will lose all of traditionally republican central Nevada in addition to already blue-leaning southern Nevada.

See,the thing is Harry Reid is the man who was the driving force in cleaning organized crime out of here. He has also been the dominant force stopping this administration from going full steam ahead with the Yucca Mountain Project. Just a few of the items in an impressive resume.

We don't worry about terrorists here sir, our own federal government wants to nuke us (and has before).

Red or blue there is nothing on earth the average Nevadan hates more than the federal government other than a federal government that attacks Harry Reid.

10/22/2006 8:11 PM  

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