Harry Reid hates John McCain

John McCain has made some powerful enemies of late, none more so that the majority leader of the United States Senate, Dingy Harry. That’s Senator Harry Reid (D-Nevada) to those of you who respect the man.

His hometown paper, the Las Vegas Review-Journal , asked Reid about Joe Lieberman, and Dingy Harry defended his old friend:

“He has a close personal relationship with John McCain. I don’t fully understand why he does,” said Reid, who said Lieberman called Tuesday from the Republic of Georgia to alert him to the move.”I told him last night, ‘You know, Joe, I can’t stand John McCain.’ He said, ‘I know you feel that way,’ ” Reid said.

But Dingy Harry promises that he won’t throw Lieberman out of the caucus over this. In fact, after praising Joe Biden, he excused Lieberman’s heartfelt policy positions:

“I have a good relationship with Joe Biden. I have great respect for Joe,” Reid said. “He was driven into some of the positions he’s in because the far left took him on in the primary. … I’ve done a lot to protect Joe Biden.”

You mean Joe Lieberman, right?

Reid, whose stream-of-consciousness speaking style often leads to such flubs, corrected himself.

Dingy Harry does stream-of-consciousness? Kewl! The James Joyce of the slots!

What about Obama’s veep pick?

“I have talked to Obama on quite a few occasions, mostly telling him who I didn’t want.”

Who else can Reid not stand?

Frank James as the Chicago Tribune’s The Swamp blog mentions that at least Reid didn’t call McCain a “loser,” as he once did President Bush to a group of youngsters.

After the attack on John McCain, a Vietnam veteran and prisoner of war, as a human being, I think it time that Obama tossed Dingy Harry under the bus. He has once again proven himself half-witted and hostile, not traits conducive to Hopechangehope.

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UPDATE: At the Hot Air blog, Allahpundit reports that Dingy Harry, who can’t stand John McCain, Reid and McCain attended a boxing match together in Las Vegas in 2004. Perhaps his hatred has developed since that point … ?