Though Mr. Reid took the risk of "seeming sophomoric," he did generate coverage for better or worse, said Ron Elving, political director of National Public Radio.
'Slumber party' draws yawns →
"Pulling an all-nighter? What would be next for the Senate, a toga party? The jokes about slumber parties and panty raids were inevitable, and they came close to overshadowing the grave issue at hand," Mr. Elving said.