WHAT WOULD WM. F. BUCKLEY SAY TO HARRY REID?
More good news for Harry Reid and his constituents: Nevada now leads the nation in unemployment, pushing Michigan out of the way and into the #2 slot. But it's not that big of a deal because Harry has a solution:
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said the news highlights the need for Nevada to move away from its reliance on consumer spending and construction.
“This increase in our unemployment rate only emphasizes the need to diversify our state’s economy and create jobs,” Reid said in a statement. “Not every solution can come out of Washington but I am working every day to attract new businesses and industries to our state, including those that will put people to work by making Nevada the leader in developing clean energy.”
Move away from consumer spending, develop clean energy? You're kidding, right? The way I see it, Harry, Nevada has three things: Las Vegas, Reno, and tumbleweeds. Gambling, and everything that goes with it, is Nevada's economic engine. Without it, Nevada fails. You fail. Nevada is the Mecca of consumer spending, of vacations, having fun, getting away from it all--it's the big show.
Discretionary dollars, yen and euros, come to Nevada from all points on the globe just to be deposited in the vaults of casinos throughout your state. But not anymore. You, my Marxist friend, have screwed the pooch on that account, and the people of Nevada know it.
And what would William F. Buckley's reply to Harry Reid be? Simple:
"I won't insult your intelligence by suggesting that you really believe what you just said."