Apparently Reid is sending a message to Obama, too

| January 7, 2009

After my post yesterday about Sen. Dianne Feinstein sending two different shots across President-elect Barack Obama’s bow in one day (Tuesday), Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV), the Senate Majority Leader, made his own statements as well in an interview he gave to The Hill on Tuesday as well:

“Even though we’re one short of 60 [senators in the Democratic Conference], I don’t want to ever have to depend on cloture,” Reid said. “We may have to do that, but it will be with the support of a few Republicans.”

Reid, who lambasted the GOP-led Congress for being a rubber stamp for President Bush, indicated that he will not bow to the Obama administration.

Reid stated, “I don’t believe in the executive power trumping everything… I believe in our Constitution, three separate but equal branches of government.”

“If Obama steps over the bounds, I will tell him. … I do not work for Barack Obama. I work with him,” he said.

We’ll see just how that pans out.  ..bruce w..

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Category: 2008 Election, Main, Obama Administration, US Politics

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Webster is Principal and Founder at Bruce F. Webster & Associates, as well as an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at Brigham Young University. He works with organizations to help them with troubled or failed information technology (IT) projects. He has also worked in several dozen legal cases as a consultant and as a testifying expert, both in the United States and Japan. He can be reached at bwebster@bfwa.com, or you can follow him on Twitter as @bfwebster.

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