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Posted at 1:18 PM ET, 12/16/2010

Harry Reid: The Grinch Who Stole the War on Christmas?

By Alexandra Petri


The Who's Whos down in Congress
Liked Christmas a lot
But Senator Reid
Did not.

Sen. Reid hated Christmas! The whole Christmas season
Now, please don't ask why. No one quite knows the reason
It could be his earmarks weren't screwed on just right
It could be, perhaps, that his race was too tight
But I think that the most likely reason of all
May be that the vote calendar's one size too small.

Whatever the reason
The break was delayed
He stood there on Christmas Eve (Eve Eve Eve Eve Eve Eve Eve Eve) and inveighed
"Mr. Kyl," he retorted, "I know what it is
Do not tell me, 'It's Christmas! So halt all the biz!'
Where was your indignation, you timing-adjuster
In the course of Sen. Sanders's long filibuster?"
"I'm a Christian as well, sir," he snarled with a sneer. "Tomorrow ain't Christmas!
It's not even near!" Then he growled, with his Reid fingers nervously drumming, "You'd
Best find a new way to stop START from coming!"

Tomorrow, he knew...

Without pausing to gloat
Kyl, Demint, and the gang who were in the same boat
Would all rush to the floor and they'd vote! Vote! Vote! Vote! At least that's what he hoped!
Oh the votes! Votes! Votes! Votes! Votes! Votes! Votes!

Then the Who's Whos would dash to their planes in a flurry
Who knew what they'd voted? There was too much hurry!
So much for the thinking -- now each grabbed a fork
For the Senate's true Christmas -- the Carving of Pork.

By Alexandra Petri  | December 16, 2010; 1:18 PM ET
Categories:  Congress, Epic Failures, From bad to verse, Petri  | Tags:  Harry Reid, holidays, voting  
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Posted by: scooper1976 | December 16, 2010 2:22 PM | Report abuse

Kyl and DeMint couldn't even get a job as the Grinch's helpers. Total frauds! To refuse to consider a treaty that has been on the table eight months on the eve of the birth of the "Prince of Peace" according to their faith and to question the observance of that faith for petty partisan sniping prompts my griping. The mock Dr. Seuss would get turned away from the sixth grade pageant. You can do better!

Posted by: jstrolle | December 16, 2010 4:13 PM | Report abuse

A message to Congress:


Thank you,
Citizens of the US

Posted by: JimZ1 | December 16, 2010 4:46 PM | Report abuse

"A message to Congress:


Thank you,
Citizens of the US"

Here here JimZ1, for all the bluster about "what the people want" they really couldnt care less.

Posted by: Chops2 | December 16, 2010 5:42 PM | Report abuse

Yawn. Mindless partisan dreck is still boring when it is wrapped in cute rhetoric. Zzzzzzz

Posted by: bobmoses | December 16, 2010 6:06 PM | Report abuse

bobmoses wrote:
Yawn. Mindless partisan dreck is still boring when it is wrapped in cute rhetoric. Zzzzzzz
There is nothing 'cute' about it. Many of us have to work right up to Christmas day and some of use have to work Christmas day too. I doubt that there is going to be much sympathy for congressmen whining about not being able to leave early for Christmas. Boo hoo! GET THE JOB DONE AND STOP WHINING.

Posted by: JimZ1 | December 16, 2010 8:08 PM | Report abuse

It sounds like the Republicans wanted to carve up some lame duck for Christmas, but had to settle for pork. But don't worry, the turkeys will be back next year.

And that Christmas Eve(Eve Eve Eve Eve Eve Eve Eve Eve) line was the funniest thing since the ribbing Adam gave us.

Posted by: divtune | December 17, 2010 10:04 AM | Report abuse

what on earth!

Posted by: monahouse | December 22, 2010 3:24 AM | Report abuse

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