Sen. Harry Reid, a never-ending source of amusement.
“The mean-spirited bill, HR 1 . . . eliminates the National Endowment of the Humanities, National Endowment of the Arts,” said Senator 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.”
Republicans and conservatives are having a field day. But nobody's come up with a better line than Mary Katherine Hamm:
John Boehner's America is a land in which cowboys would be forced into back-alley poetry recitations.