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Weird: Harry Reid Says 'My Pet' Coons Sure to Win DE Senate Seat

5:51 PM, Sep 15, 2010 • By MARY KATHARINE HAM
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Well, this is odd... and quite helpful to Christine O'Donnell's message when facing Coons:

"I'm going to be very honest with you — Chris Coons, everybody knows him in the Democratic caucus. He's my pet. He's my favorite candidate," Reid said.

"Let me tell you about him: A graduate of Yale Divinity School. Yale Law School. A two-time national debate champion. He represents two-thirds of the state now, in an elected capacity. I don't know if you've ever seen him or heard him speak, but he is a dynamic speaker. I don't mean loud or long; he's a communicator. So that's how I feel about Delaware. I've always thought Chris Coons is going to win. I told him that and I tried to get him to run. I'm glad he's running. I just think the world of him. He's my pet."

Is there any way he could have complimented his friend and sounded more off-putting and out of touch with the electorate? Polling shows the demand for candidates who claim to be a Washington fixture's "pet" are at a historic low, and also, "eww." In my head, Harry Reid is Dr. Evil, creepily patting the head of Mr. Bigglesworth, the next senator from the great state of Delaware.

As my friend Guy Benson notes, she can run with a slogan like, "The only candidate in the race who's not Harry Reid's lapdog." Thanks, Harry.

Update: Christine O'Donnell says on Mark Levin's show, of the comment, "You couldn't have gift-wrapped that and given me a better gift today."

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