Tuesday, January 04, 2005

Can Harry Read?

Harry Reid--the presumptive Senate Minority Leader--has recently voiced his view that Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is embarrassingly, stupid, and writes at the level of an eighth-grader. (Even the liberal Congressional Black Caucus has sent Reid a letter warning him about stereotypes.) Reid's conclusion is obviously preposterous and can be easily dismissed. But what is really enjoyable is to watch James Taranto deconstruct Reid's reasoning behind that judgment, and to ask who is the real one who should be "embarrassed" here?