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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Heath Shuler Fires On Pelosi and Reid

Pelosi, Reid have "failed,"

Shuler says Rep. Heath Shuler (D-N.C) has further ingratiated himself with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi — not — by declaring that Pelosi and Harry Reid "failed" the bipartisanship test on stimulus. "In order for us to get the confidence of America, it has to be done in a bipartisan way," Shuler said in Raleigh following an economic forum, according to the AP.

"We have to have everyone — Democrats and Republicans standing on the stage with the administration — saying, 'We got something done that was efficient, stimulative and timely.'"

Here's the kicker: "I truly feel that's where maybe House leadership and Senate leadership have really failed."

Shuler, rumored to be mulling a '10 Senate run, was one of 11 House Democrats to vote "no" on the stimulus and was already deep in Pelosi's doghouse. Now he'll have to build a Harry Reid wing.

Amen, Heath! Preach on! You pinned the tail right on the donkey's rear ends.

Manley sacks Shuler

Harry Reid spokesman Jim Manley on Heath Shuler's comment that Reid and Nancy Pelosi "failed" on bipartisanship. It's a good one:

"Let me get this straight - this is coming from a guy who threw more than twice as many interceptions than touchdowns?

"Maybe Someone should tell congressman Shuler that under the leadership of President Obama we have put together a bipartisan bill that will create or save 3 to 4 million jobs, and that we have been more than willing to work with our Republican friends. We have accepted some of their ideas and will continue to do so. But not at the expense of creating jobs, investing in our future of helping the middle class. He can stand on a stage if he wants, but senate democrats are busy trying to pass legislation that will provide essential investments designed to create and save jobs."

In four years as an NFL QB -- three with the Redskins, one with the Saints -- Shuler threw 32 INTs while tallying only 15 TDs. Shuler was the third overall pick in the 1994 NFL draft and held out for a seven-year $19 million contract, but completed fewer than half his passes -- with a rock-bottom 54.3 lifetime passer rating.

In 2008, ESPN rated him the 4th biggest draft bust in league history.

By Glenn Thrush 04:05 PM


My Thoughts

I don't know how anyone in Sen. Reid's camp can fight back when he was the Senate leader when Congress had the lowest approval ratings EVER. How does being a QB in the NFL compare to being Senate Majority Leader? Right now, it seems to me that Shuler is doing a better job at being bipartisan than Reid or Pelosi. Then again, that isn't saying much.

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