I have to admit it. I totally bought his whole, “I was injured exercising” excuse before. But his face is still jacked up. And his vision is all wacked out. And he freaking had to wear sunglasses on the Senate floor. And he did all that damage with an “elastic exercise band.”
Rush Limbaugh thinks he got beat up.
“Does anybody believe that Harry Reid really had an accident with his exercise machine?” Limbaugh asked after touching on Reid’s announcement. “Does anybody really believe that’s why Harry Reid is still bruised and is still wearing dark glasses, what, months after this accident with his exercise machine?”
“I don’t believe for a minute that whatever happened to Harry Reid has anything to do with an exercise machine unless somebody repeatedly threw him into it,” Limbaugh said mocking Reid. “Harry Reid looks like and is acting like — and now with this announcement, behaving like — somebody who may have been beaten up.”
“Nobody… I’ve never seen anybody have an accident with exercise machine that ends up suffering symptoms much like Harry Reid’s for as long as Harry Reid has,” Limbaugh said. “Three months, and you still have signs of injury for accident running into your exercise machine? Nah-nah-nah-nah-nah.”
Maybe a labor boss beat him up in Vegas. Because let’s be honest. Does it look like he works out? He’s a little frail wussy boy.
Powerline had an interesting take on the mystery too.
A friend of mine was in Las Vegas a week or two ago. He talked to a number of people there about Reid’s accident, and didn’t find anyone who believed the elastic exercise band story. The common assumption was that the incident resulted, in some fashion, from Reid’s relationship with organized crime. The principal rumor my friend heard was that Reid had promised to obtain some benefit for a group of mobsters. He met with them on New Year’s Day, and broke the bad news that he hadn’t been able to deliver what he promised. When the mobsters complained, Reid (according to the rumor) made a comment that they considered disrespectful, and one of them beat him up.
Is that what really happened? I have no idea, but it is a more likely story than the elastic exercise band yarn.
I think they may be on to something. Thoughts?
h/t Daily Caller