Harry Reid, prostitution and crickets
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid needs his political hearing checked. The man who only won reelection last year because his erratic opponent was this side of odd and had all the likeability of Mrs. Kravitz addressed the Nevada legislature yesterday and took a moral stand -- against prostitution.
Reid got some applause when he said, "Nevada needs to be known as the first place for innovation and investment, not the last place where prostitution is still legal." But then he said, "If we want to attract business to Nevada that puts people back to work the time has come to outlaw prostitution." So, with a brothel owner, prostitutes and whorehouse lobbyists in attendance, what was the reaction to Reid's pronouncement? Click here.
Reid's remark is the equivalent of a New York City mayor taking a moral stand against gypsy cabs. They're a nuisance, and sometimes the cars are a little broke-down and busted. But the roving drivers fill a need, since they provide a service to underserved communities. And they're legal. Talking to reporters, Dennis Hof of the Moonlite Bunny Ranch said, "Harry Reid will have to pry the cathouse keys from my cold, dead hands." Luckily, Reid has six years to make amends.
| February 23, 2011; 8:18 AM ET
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