Monday, September 30, 2013
Harriet, is That You?
Have you ever been hanging out with some close friends and jokingly referred to another person who wasn't there by a mocking nickname? Maybe among your fellow employees at work you refer to your boss, Mr. Smith, as Mr. Shits. Or maybe there is a neighbor that everyone dislikes, say her name is Mrs. Whipple, and you all snicker when she is called Mrs. Nipples behind her back. All very funny at the time. The only trouble is that the more you call that person the wrong name behind their back, the more likely it is that you will slip and say it in front of them. That is what I think happened many years ago when Dick Armey, a republican congressman from Texas, used the name Barney Fag in an interview about congressman Barney Frank. I think something like that happened yesterday. I was watching Meet the Press Sunday morning and they had on the notorious Senator Ted Cruz. Between all his smirking and self aggrandizing pronouncements, he mentioned Senator Harry Reid a few times. Watch this clip and tell me if I heard correctly. Did Ted Cruz just call Harry Reid, Harriet Reid?