December 3rd, 2009
08:22 PM ET
9 years ago

Democrat: 'Ask Tiger, not me'

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="Approached by reporters Thursday afternoon, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid invoked the name of embattled golfer Tiger Woods."]
Washington (CNN) – Wait a minute: Don't ask me, ask Tiger!

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, invoked the embattled golfer's name Thursday afternoon in an effort to sidestep questions when a group of reporters approached ready to pepper him about the latest developments regarding Afghanistan and health care reform.

"Get the answers from Tiger Woods," Reid, with his tongue firmly planted in his cheek, said even before reporters could ask him a question.

When an aide warned Reid that his quip would "end up on the CNN Web site," the smiling majority leader repeated his previous directive.

"Ask Tiger, not me," Reid said as he walked away from the closed-door briefing he had just received on Afghanistan.

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  1. New Yorker

    Typical politics. Especially Democrats. Just avoid the question and use a scapegoat.

    December 3, 2009 11:33 pm at 11:33 pm |
  2. New Yorker

    I really wish this guy would retire.

    December 3, 2009 11:35 pm at 11:35 pm |
  3. Bob the Observer

    What an idiot. Democrats need to replace this clown as quickly as possible. He is killing the party. Wherever he goes, he needs to take Pelosi with him.

    These two buffoons were installed in leadership positions when the Democrats had no clout in the Republican-controlled congress. Their exit is way past due.

    Every day they are in power, the Democrats lose votes.

    December 3, 2009 11:42 pm at 11:42 pm |
  4. Just Me

    Well..CNN...what are you wating for? Ask Tiger. Get on with it now.

    December 3, 2009 11:51 pm at 11:51 pm |
  5. Runofthemill

    Who knew harry has a sense of humor?

    December 3, 2009 11:54 pm at 11:54 pm |
  6. speak the truth

    Kicking someone while the are down to avoid our job responsibilities....what a jerk!

    December 3, 2009 11:56 pm at 11:56 pm |
  7. M. Sullivan

    Harry is a dork. Why can't he focus on his actions as a political leader and leave a private citizen's personal issues out of the picture? Just wants to shed the light from his complete lack of ability.

    December 3, 2009 11:58 pm at 11:58 pm |
  8. Get the answers from Tiger Woods

    that is just stupid

    it is almost enough for me to switch parties

    my IQ was lowered just listening to Reid's attempt at humor

    December 3, 2009 11:59 pm at 11:59 pm |
  9. dallas alphonso

    Ok, maybe we will elect Tiger to the US senate in your place, I am sure he would never answer a question by saying: ask Harry Reid, because he has much more common sense than that. Now in light of current events, I would say that that is not a very good position to be in for you, right Senator?

    December 4, 2009 12:00 am at 12:00 am |
  10. Dude

    Typical Democrat leadership response. Give meaningless speeches until you don't like the question, then blow it off. Obama, Reid and Pelosi all share one spine and one brain.

    December 4, 2009 12:02 am at 12:02 am |
  11. WrongKindofChange

    Ahhhhhh yes, the refreshing smell of transparency.

    December 4, 2009 12:27 am at 12:27 am |
  12. MR RIGHT

    Regardless of Tigers personnal life and stupidity, how doe he have anything to do with this stupendous waste of taxpaers money. Harry Reid is a complete buffoon and is falling apart in front of our eyes. 2010 cannot come fast enough, lets throw this lightweight out.

    December 4, 2009 12:30 am at 12:30 am |
  13. Carole

    I think the person should ask VITTER, SANFORD, ENSIGN, CRAIG.......(fingers getting numb with all these Republican pervs.)

    December 4, 2009 12:31 am at 12:31 am |
  14. Tim

    Did you guys miss his point entirely? Perhaps if your news coverage put more emphasis on the important issues of the day than on a golfer's love life, the people involved in the issues would be more likely to take the time to talk to you.

    December 4, 2009 12:37 am at 12:37 am |
  15. Stephen

    What kind of quip is that on his part? I don't appreciate the majority leader thinking he's SO clever to sidestep important questions by citing some irrelevant pop culture story that has been blown way out of proportion. Be willing to answer questions about things people care about, Mr. Reid.

    I feel like someone like Mr. Reid who is already potentially facing a tough re-election, among other things, should be more willing to sound like a man with the answers than someone who passes off the tough questions on something unimportant and irrelevant.

    December 4, 2009 12:41 am at 12:41 am |
  16. Nea

    All i know is the Democrats and the Republicans need to stop trying to play polictics and get on with their job blaming the President isnt going to help bring jobs we know both parties are trying to save themselves for the next election, thats why they have to look like they care by complainig and criticizing the President alone for the jobs.My question is what did they do when the jobs started to go why didnt they have hush mouth then?

    December 4, 2009 12:52 am at 12:52 am |
  17. fred

    Reid needs to please.

    December 4, 2009 12:53 am at 12:53 am |
  18. tyralee

    That's a tacky and unfeeling comment. blech

    December 4, 2009 12:55 am at 12:55 am |
  19. Dimslie

    Yeah, well, maybe Tiger would be the better one to ask. At least Tiger will have a job this time next year.

    December 4, 2009 01:05 am at 1:05 am |
  20. Matt


    Reid will be voted out of government in 2010–thank goodness.

    December 4, 2009 01:05 am at 1:05 am |
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