So Harry Reid tottered to a microphone, shook his wizened finger and wheezed that what went on in Nevada was “domestic terrorism.” “They’re nothing more than domestic terrorists,” he repeated, because repetition proves it’s true.
The fact that it came out of Reid’s mouth was sufficient proof for me that it was not true, of course. And when he offered as proof of his assertion the dual facts that: a) Bundy is defying the law, and b) the protesters used children as human shields, I gave my monitor an insulting smirk. “The first is self-evident, and no sign of terrorism,” I muttered. “As to the second, pull the other one, Harry. You can do better than that.”
And then this morning I learned that the accusation about human shields, while probably still as false as everything else he has ever said, is not something Reid just pulled out of his ass.
No. It seems to be something our oft-quoted buddy Richard Mack pulled out of his ass.
“We were actually strategizing to put all the women up at the front,” he said. “If they are going to start shooting, it’s going to be women that are going to be televised all across the world getting shot by these rogue federal officers.”
Things have come to a pretty pass when the adult contingent is represented by Mike Vanderboegh…
I have spoken with folks who were in that meeting and they flatly deny that anything of the kind happened. One said “we were all blindsided by that when we saw the video later.” Another said, “It didn’t happen that I heard.” Another speculated that the “strategizing” about using women and children as human shields must have occurred inside Mack’s own head, saying, “I can tell you that I never heard Mack make such a proposal . . . and if he had it would have been shot down.”
Anything else we can do for you, Harry?