Reid Denies It
Eric Boehlert raps LA Times blogger Andrew Malcolm for ignoring that Harry Reid denied the entire Chicago Sun-Times report alleging that he asked Rod Blagojevich not to appoint three black candidates for Barack Obama's Senate seat because he felt they couldn't win re-election. For the record, I ignored it too, at least until this point. I'm willing to give Reid the benefit of the doubt, but anyone who thinks that Reid didn't have at least some opinion on who should be selected, based mainly on electability, isn't paying attention. As I've repeatedly said, this is the fruit of an inherently corrupt process of Senate appointments, which ought to stop ASAP.