Harry Reid gambles that his online poker bill can slip through with Obama's controversial tax cut measure
About as good as anyone's chances of winning big playing online poker.
The new 71-year-old Harry is happy because he won a fifth Senate term last month in his bid to outlast the late Robert Byrd and become the longest-serving member of Congress in American history.
That is scheduled to occur in about 29 years when Harry turns 100, barring an election defeat.
And the way the current leader of the slightly smaller Democratic Senate majority treats his major backers over the years, why even bother pondering a loss?
As part of his election celebration with Harrah's and MGM et al, the Nevadan has a plan to legalize online poker, which he opposed before discovering how much he supports it.
Amazing how a successful campaign fundraising operation can alter a person's thinking. Reid had the bill hastily drafted last weekend when he saw the opportunity opening.
You probably didn't see anything developing. That's the difference between five terms and 0 terms.
Here's the deal: Harry wants to get this done during the current lame-duck session because....