Harry Reid Wants to Raise the Electricity Rates on His Own State to Help His Son


No, I didn’t get a call from some unnamed source before making this accusation. I read it in the Las Vegas Review Journal. In a nutshell, Senate Majority Leader has been going out of his way to make doing business difficult for NV Energy, Nevada’s biggest electricity provider. The company is already highly regulated by the state, and it is mandated to purchase energy at the lowest rates available. But Harry Reid doesn’t care, because his son Rory is a spokesman for a Chinese green energy company that wants to open up shop in Nevada.

Reid says those weak excuses. He said in that April interview that if “NV Energy wanted to do more with renewable energy, they could.”

There’s another factor, however, one more personal to Reid: His son, Rory Reid, is one of the attorneys for the ENN Mojave Energy project. A Reid spokeswoman said the senator did not suggest Reid’s firm – Lionel, Sawyer & Collins – to ENN, nor has the elder Reid spoken to this son about the deal. (Reid imposed a strict ban on family members lobbying his office in 2003 after the Los Angeles Times asked him about lobbying by three of his four sons.)

But success for ENN in finding customers helps Rory Reid, and its failure could cost him a client. It’s an undeniable conflict that Harry Reid should keep in mind as he twists arms at the PUC and NV Energy, lest he earn himself an ethics complaint. (Read More)

Will the voters of Nevada please wake up and stop siccing this menace on the rest of us. Good grief, look what he’s trying to do to you, in his home state!  You’ve been hit particularly hard by the Obama economy, the last thing you need is higher electricity rates.

Please, Nevadans, stop sharing him with us. What did the rest of us do to deserve this? Not only is he a crooked SOB with no morals, he also has failed to produce a budget for the past three years. He’s an all around loser. Not to mention that I’ve heard all the rumors about him. He makes the mob look like a bunch of boy scouts. Oh, and a source did tell me that he molests young children. It’s up to him to prove that my allegation is false. If only I could find a way to make a declaration of his guilt on the Senate floor.

Update: One more thing, why isn’t President Obama denouncing Reid’s unsubstantiated claims against Mitt Romney? Could it be that they’ve sanctioned this sort of dirty politics, and Reid is just doing their bidding?

Update 2: Linked by Doug Ross and The Other McCain – thanks!