Wednesday, May 18, 2005
Dr. Thomas Sowell on Dusty Harry
Let me first state for the record that I admire Thomas Sowell. I consider him to be one of the finest political minds in the world of today's commentary.
That said, Dr. Sowell's commentary on Dusty Harry yesterday contained a giant, colossal, and unforgivable error. He misrepresented the Senate Minority Leader, the less than honorable Dusty Harry Reid of Nevada.
Dr. Sowell referred to Reid as "The Senate's Dirty Harry."
Dirty Harry brings to mind Clint Eastwood's Harry Callahan looking down the barrel of a .44 Magnum and asking a punk if he felt lucky that day. That persona strikes fear into even the bravest of men.
Harry Reid is no Dirty Harry. Harry Reid wouldn't even know what to do with a .44 Magnum. The biggest weapon in the arsenal of Senator Reid is his ability to whine without ceasing.
That is why we here at the SOTR did not feel fit to bestow the Dirty Harry moniker upon the Senator from Nevada. There is however, a lot of dusty in Nevada. Hence the nickname Dusty Harry.
That's our story, and we're sticking to it.
Here endeth the lesson.