I have no respect for Harry Reid as a Senator or Majority Leader. That said, I hold no animus towards him as a person and, even if I did, my heart would still go out to he and his family following a horrible traffic accident yesterday that left his wife of 41 years, Landra Reid, with a broken back and neck. I could see no one of normal human emotions responding to this news on either side of the political aisle with anything other than expressions of heartfelt sympathy and best wishes.
Dan Riehl is a conservative blogger I have followed for some time. His post today on the situation with Harry Reid and Reid's wife, Isn't It Time To Euthanize Reid's Wife?, makes among its points that "[i]t sounds to me like [Landra Reid's] pretty well used up and has probably been living off the taxpayers for plenty of years to begin with." It is utterly vile, despicable and beyond excuse. Riehl does not have the judgement to understand that there are times when playing politics is inappropriate, let alone engaging in this type of toxic diatribe. I am deeply embarrassed that this low rent S.O.B. occupies the same end of the political spectrum as do I.