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    In Which NTodd Says His Peace

Friday, November 14, 2003
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God Bless Harry Reid

Sen. Reid during his filibuster protest on Monday (PDF):

Looking around the desert, I noticed [rabbits] didn't eat cactus, or I thought they didn't eat cactus. They didn't eat desert cactus. They ate my cactus. We planted a bunch of cactus. I can't imagine how they can do it, but they eat some cactus--not all of them. I don't know the names of the cactus they don't eat. Some of the names I know. They don't eat the cholla. They don't eat the beaver tails. They don't eat a plant that is not native to Searchlight, Ocotilla from Arizona, a long stringy plant with stems that go up very high. They don't eat those.

So I have replanted my house several times. They are good, these rabbits.

[Update: we now have audio of the stunning historical speech, courtesy of faithful reader, Stradiotto.]

A while later, Sen. Roberts asked this probing question (PDF):

Did you ever solve the problem with the rabbits with regard to the cactus they would eat or wouldn't eat? And I was wondering if you thought about just basically desert rocks? They have some beautiful rocks out there and I doubt seriously if the rabbits would have eaten the rocks.

God I love filibusters.


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