Skip to comments.Caught in party politics, Carter must endure the occasional snub from Reid...
Posted on 04/29/2006 10:42:31 AM PDT by ncountylee
At an informal press conference during the state Democratic Party convention a week ago, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid took questions with Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, the keynote speaker.
Just behind Reid stood Jack Carter, son of former President Jimmy Carter and the Democratic Party's best hope of unseating Nevada's other U.S. senator, a Republican.
When a question about health care policy came up, Carter started to make a point, until he was cut off by Reid.
"OK, Jack, we're doing the press conference, OK?" Reid said in a tone a parent would reserve for an insubordinate child.
In interviews this week, Carter shrugged off the remark. He said that Reid has been nothing but supportive, and that he was sympathetic to the extreme demands and stress of Reid's job. A spokeswoman for Reid said he supports Carter all the way.
Nevertheless, the snap illustrated a predicament for Reid this campaign season. He's trying to maintain his close relationship with Carter's opponent, incumbent Nevada Republican Sen. John Ensign, while also trying to unseat him and thereby raise the Democratic head count in the Senate.
Although Reid and Ensign squared off in a sometimes nasty election fight for Reid's seat in 1998, by all accounts they now have a nonaggression pact that helps them work together on state issues - and keeps both of them in office. Michael Ensign, Ensign's father and a former prominent Strip executive, gave thousands of dollars to Reid's 2004 campaign.
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Almost worth moving to Nevada just to vote against a Carter (and Reid in a few years).
Sounds like the "old boy" club in action. Still, even a dim bulb like harry is bright enough to recognize a carter is a loser.
I'm inclined to agree. Carter was easily one of the worst presidents this nation ever had. It would seem that, even while he held office, he hated his own country and all it stood for. The last thing we need is a "Carter dynasty." It would bring the nation down faster than the Islam extremist could ever dream possible.
Poor Harry. The searchlight is on, but on one is home.
I believe I saw a poll recently that suggests that the dems might be better off ditching Jack and running a crack 'ho hooker from Pioche.
Hillary already has a job, I think. But she might be looking soon (I hope).
Was Jack Carter the one that smoked marijane at Camp David when his idiot father was pres?????
I believe Jack Carter was disciplined in the Navy in the 1960s and qualified for removal of the blackmark from his record courtesy of his father's amnesty for draft dodgers and deserters. Nice to have an influential (though of course utterly incompetent simpleton) for a father, isn't it? Do you think he'd be running for US Senate or even photographed by the news media if he weren't goober's son?
He received a general discharge from the Navy in 1970 after he admitted to smoking marijuana and taking LSD.
Actually, given the bizarre strains of incompetence and lying in the Carter family, he may have been more lucid under the influence of LSD.
hahaha got a point there...:)
Maybe Michael Ensign, Ensign's father, owned the whorehouse where Reid is rumored to have been spawned.
LOL! We drove through Pioche last Summer during our Nevada road trip - cute little town. Didn't make it down the Searchlight though; just didn't seem worth it. ;-)
Good point. Maybe dirty Harry's Mom had some kind of defined benefit retirement plan.
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