Call me sarcastic, mean, nasty, spiteful, whatever you like, but when news emerged on New Year’s Day of a gym “accident” injuring outgoing Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid while using resistance band exercise equipment which broke causing him to “fall and break a number of ribs and bones in his face”, I laughed. Hard. Karma’s a bitch ain’t it Harry?
Reid is 75-year old 98-pound weakling. I know the little bastard used to be a boxer, but honestly, giant rubber bands? When reports first started coming out, the specific type of equipment he was hurt on was not disclosed, perhaps because giant rubber bands slapping you around would prove too embarrassing.
The image that first came to mind was that of Mr. Potato Head lifting weights in Toy Story. The weights are made of Tinker Toys and poor Mr. Potato Head pulls off his arms.
In any event, Reid has since been released from the hospital and is expected to return to Washington as the new 114th Congress convenes at noon on Tuesday. Apparently Harry will be much lamer than anyone could have predicted back on November 4, 2014 when Republicans regained control of Congress.