John Blutarsky, Kent Conrad, and Harry Reid
Being a U.S. Senator is a great gig. Just ask Senator John Blutarsky.
But Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND) has put in his retirement papers. Why? After all, he’s the Chair of the Senate Budget Committee, something Robert Byrd might aspire to.
That’s right; Conrad is a part of the same Senate that hasn’t produced a budget for a thousand-plus days.
Perhaps the reason for Conrad’s retirement is because he’s tired of taking orders—to not present a budget for mark-up—from Harry Reid (affectionately known to some as The Reid-tard). Or maybe it’s more fundamental. Perhaps Conrad is embarrassed by
an abdication of one of the Senate’s most fundamental responsibilities—at a time when the country can least afford it.
The nation will miss your leadership, Senator Conrad.