Reid: Gillibrand Is The "Hottest" Senator

Jillian Bandes
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Posted: Sep 23, 2010 9:19 AM
Just weeks ago, Reid called  Delaware Democrat Chris Coons his "pet," a word choice that was particularly bizarre given Coons, uh, last name. This week, Reid struck again by calling New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand the "hottest" member of Congress within earshot of her, a remark that an aid said was clearly "pretty shocking."

The Christian Science Monitor seizes this opportunity to  remind us of other infamous Reid gaffes, and brings up the question: will this long string of mis-speaks affect his re-election?
-- In August, Reid said, “I don’t know how anyone of Hispanic heritage could be a Republican.

-- At a dedication to the new Capitol Visitor Center in December 2008, Reid joked that in the summer, due to high humidity, “you could literally smell the tourists coming into the Capitol.”

-- Reid was quoted in “Game Change,” a book about the 2008 election, as saying Barack Obama would be helped by being a “light-skinned" African-American “with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one.”

-- When asked how the former Massachusetts senator’s death would affect healthcare-reform efforts, Reid said, “I think it’s going to help us.”
Will the media start focusing in on these gaffes the same way they have honed in on Sharron Angle's?