Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Bushism of the Day

I was out reading a story on the WSJ site this morning, and I saw this in a series of "Brickbat" (as reason magazine calls them) links.

Bushism of the Day

"The National Endowment of the Humanities is the reason we have in northern Nevada every January a cowboy poetry festival. Had that program not been around, the tens of thousands of people who come there every year would not exist."--Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, quoted by
I was a little confused about why we were having daily Bushisms, still, and a bit surprised to see it in the WSJ. I completely missed who the quote was actually attributed to, since I thought it was established that it was a Bushism.

Then I ran across Malkin's (actually Doug Powers') link on facebook to the Politico article
Harry Reid’s love of all-things-cowboy dates back to his great great grandfather Bucky Ried, who, as legend has it, once taxed a man to death just for snorin’ too loud.

That trait has stayed with the family, and now the Senate Majority Leader is leading the fight to maintain taxpayer support for those paying artistic homage to rugged individualism and self-reliance.
Too much fun.

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