Denethor: "Gondor is lost."
Harry Reid: "This war is lost."
Just watched the third LOTR, Return of the King again tonight and thought of Harry Reid as Denethor spiralled into madness.
By the way, we watched the moving using the Samsung DVD-R155 Tunerless DVD Recorderand I bought the Logitech Harmony 670 Universal Remote for the hubby for Father's Day. He's as triumphant as Aragorn being crowned king--except he's lounging on his bed and pushing one button on one remote to rule them all.
UPDATE: Sorry about the links. They're fixed.
UPDATED AGAIN: I'm not the only one thinking about Harry Reid and his delusional antics. Chris Lynch from a Large Regular thinks Reid more resembles Grima Wormtongue:
Grima Wormtongue was supposedly an advisor to King Theoden of Rohan but in instead he was working on behalf of Saruman. Really what Wormtongue was doing was working at feathering his own bed. Harry Reid is supposed to be public servant but other than Congressman William Jefferson no public official is seemingly more adept at making personal financial gains from what is supposed to be public service.Chris has a point. He puts Reid's activities squarely in league with the enemy. Is Reid that far gone? Maybe. Or is he so consumed with power hunger and anger that he isn't, nor will he ever be all-powerful (Denethor was simply a steward, Reid is simply a Senator). In addition, he's dabbling into things he shouldn't while getting only part of the information and getting more despairing as he goes.
Hmm..... the more I think of it, the more I see nefarious motives by Reid. Denethor despaired where Grima connived. Would Reid be happy if the Enemy won against America? Maybe...right up until the point where he was under the boot himself, just like Grima.
Ya gotta admit, though, that the resemblance between Denethor and Harry Reid is striking.
H/T Betsy Newmark