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Harry Reid Would Rather Be 'Beaten With Whips' Than Become A Lobbyist

Senator Harry Reid explained quite vividly how he feels about becoming a lobbyists after he leaves the Senate.
Harry Reid Would Rather Be 'Beaten With Whips' Than Become A Lobbyist

Senator Harry Reid was interviewed by The New York Times and gave a pretty comprehensive interview about President Obama, his pick to run for his seat in Nevada, Jeb Bush, Hillary Clinton and his future plans. He also made his feelings about becoming a lobbyist quite evident when he gave the kind of response we wish all politicians could aspire to.

Mr. Reid seemed neither nostalgic nor regretful as he parried questions about politics and what many of his friends see as the improbability of Harry Reid, a man who sometimes seems to be in perpetual motion, in retirement. He said he did not know what he wanted to do next.

“I’ve had calls from lots of people,” Mr. Reid said. “For example, Al Gore called me. Maybe I want to do something with Al Gore? I have no idea.

”But on one matter he was clear: He said he would not be a lobbyist.

“I’d rather go to Singapore and have them beat me with whips,” he said.

Tell us how you really feel, Harry.

(H/t Salon)


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