The Boxer

I am just a poor boy, though my story is seldom told.
I have squandered my resistance,
For a pocketful of mumbles, such are promises.
All lies and jest.
Still a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest . . .

In the clearing stands a boxer and a fighter by his trade,
And he carries the reminders of every glove that laid him down,
Or cut him 'til he cried out in his anger and his shame,
"I am leaving, I am leaving."
But the fighter still remains.

Lie-la-lie ...

Who knew that Paul Simon was talking about Senator Harry Reid, our former pugilist turned Majority Leader?  For heaven's sake, Harry pick your fights better. This fight over Roland Burris is over. Behind on points and cut about the eye, it's a TKO in the second round.

Jane Hamsher has the rest of this sad tale over at Firedoglake. Otherwise, an open thread.

Tags: Illinois Senate Seat, roland burris, Senator Harry Reid (all tags)

Comments

8 Comments

lie lie lie indeed

I really think we need a different Senate Majority Leader. Reid has too many incentives to cut bad deals to promote his own purple state re-election chances.

by desmoinesdem 2009-01-07 04:34PM | 0 recs
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Yes, that's a great point.

by Jerome Armstrong 2009-01-08 09:02AM | 0 recs
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This is sad.

I'm even starting to feel sorry for Harry.

And I've been cursing him forever.

by Bush Bites 2009-01-07 04:46PM | 0 recs
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It is sad. I mean I want to like Harry Reid and I do him overall but it's so frustrating to see him self-immolate.

by Charles Lemos 2009-01-08 03:26PM | 0 recs
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I'm no fan.

by QTG 2009-01-08 03:57AM | 0 recs
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Harry Reid is a great senator, and a great citizen of this horrible country.

Get with the program.

by moscow 2009-01-08 04:18AM | 0 recs
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Until I came to my senses, I thought you were quoting IL Senator Paul Simon at first, and I was like, wow, he really had an eloquent way with words! lmao

by John in Chicago 2009-01-08 06:42AM | 0 recs
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Seeking only workman's wages, I come looking for a job, but I get no offers.....
Just a come-on from the whores on Seventh Avenue

Just as true today, just change Seventh Avenue to Constitution Avenue.

by antiHyde 2009-01-08 04:58PM | 0 recs

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