Q. Can you think of a greatest living American?
Reid: I’m glad I had the opportunity to know Ted Kennedy. Whether you agreed with him or not, what a life he led with his two brothers being assassinated, his other brother being killed in World War II. And Robert Byrd, who just died. What a, what a — he was in the Congress of the United States for more than 25% of the time that we have been a country. That’s fairly remarkable.
Yup, these are the geniuses running the country. Let’s give him the benefit of the doubt and assume he misunderstood the question. Are Ted Kennedy and Robert Byrd really Reid’s idea of the two best Americans who ever lived?