The Hill is reporting that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, referred to Delaware Democratic Senate candidate Chris Coons as “my pet.”:
But Reid said Coons would have won even if Rep. Mike Castle (R) had prevailed over O’Donnell.
“I’m going to be very honest with you — Chris Coons, everybody knows him in the Democratic caucus. He’s my pet. He’s my favorite candidate,” Reid said.
“Let me tell you about him: A graduate of Yale Divinity School. Yale Law School. A two-time national debate champion. He represents two-thirds of the state now, in an elected capacity. I don’t know if you’ve ever seen him or heard him speak, but he is a dynamic speaker. I don’t mean loud or long; he’s a communicator. So that’s how I feel about Delaware. I’ve always thought Chris Coons is going to win. I told him that and I tried to get him to run. I’m glad he’s running. I just think the world of him. He’s my pet.”
Now what kind of pet would Mr. Reid want Mr. Coons to be? Maybe Mr. Coons is like one of those rabbits who eats cactus over in Mr. Reid’s home town of Searchlight, that the majority leader is so fond of?