Maybe Nevada Republican Sharron Angle and her supporters were smarter than they looked. Maybe running one of the worst Senate campaigns in memory against Harry Reid in 2010 was an intentional effort to keep Harry as Majority Leader so he could continue to embarrass himself and his party.
Mr. Reid certainly has spent the last two years doing the latter, turning the Senate into the gang that can’t pass a budget and keeps spending as if the deficit isn’t $1.3 trillion. In his latest claim to statesmanship, he is accusing Mitt Romney of not having paid taxes for 10 years based on a conversation Mr. Reid claims to have had with a person who had invested with Bain Capital.
Who is this Deep Throat? Mr. Reid won’t say, and it isn’t clear how someone who merely invested with Bain would know anything about Mr. Romney’s personal taxes. But Mr. Reid and his spokesman want everyone to know that he or she or it is an “extremely credible source.” You have to love that “extremely” touch.