Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Investigate Reid!

It's a coverup, I'm telling ya! Flashback: August 19, 2005. Recall this?
The Senate Democratic leader, Harry Reid (search) of Nevada, suffered a brief mini-stroke Tuesday, but doctors found no complications and he feels fine, aides said Friday.

One of the nation's most powerful elected Democrats, the 65-year-old senator canceled several appearances in Nevada late this week. But his press secretary Tessa Hafen said, "There are no complications or any restrictions on his activities."

A gold miner's son, Reid has become a visible leader of his party since assuming leadership of the Senate minority last January.

"He has undergone evaluations this week, and his doctors have recommended that he take advantage of the summer congressional recess for some downtime," Hafen added.

Her statement said Reid sought medical attention at the urging of his wife, Landra. He was told he had experienced a transient ischemic attack (search).

"It's being described as a mini-stroke ... but he is feeling just fine," Hafen said.
Asked why announcement of the event was delayed for three days, Hafen said, "The reason was the tests and the evaluations that they were doing. We wanted to make sure we knew what we were announcing. You need conclusive information."
In summary: it is perfectly acceptable to run tests for three days to conclusively determine whether or not you had a stroke, but it is unacceptable and damned near reaches the Constitution's "high crimes" threshold if you get medical attention for a shooting victim and then notify a non-beltway MSM source first of the incident.

Somehow, I don't recall David Gregory becoming confrontational with Reid's people after they sat on Reid's stroke for three days. That's three times longer than the reporting of Cheney's hunting accident, and nearly twice as long as Billary waited before releasing the Vince Foster "suicide" note (after much obstruction from Web Hubbell and Billary), and nearly three times longer than Ted Kennedy waited until going back to the bridge over the river where he let Mary Jo Kopechne drown. liberal media bias.