Reid: Cowboy Poets Rely On Government Funding!
Once again, truth is far stranger than fiction:
File this under: Did Harry Reid just say that?
In the middle of his tirade against House Republicans’ “mean-spirited” budget bill on the Senate floor Tuesday, the Senate Majority Leader lamented that the GOP’s proposed budget cuts would eliminate the annual “cowboy poetry festival” in his home state of Nevada. (See also: Reid’s prostitution lecture bombs.)
Reid clearly has a soft spot for the Baxter Blacks of the poetry world and thinks Republicans don’t.
“The mean-spirited bill, H.R. 1 … eliminates the National Endowment of the Humanities, National Endowment of the Arts,” said Reid. “These programs create jobs. The National Endowment of the Humanities is the reason we have in northern Nevada every January a cowboy poetry festival. Had that program not been around, the tens of thousands of people who come there every year would not exist.”
These people would not exist, Harry? You mean that if this bill passes, tens of thousands of people would just vanish in a puff of brimstone-scented smoke?
Of all the silly ways Harry could have picked to rally opposition to H. R. 1, this has gotta be the silliest. Of course, now that I’ve said that, I’m sure tomorrow he’ll find a sillier way.