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. Seid

    You must be kidding CNN! so what... what is the news in this "story" of Reid. Sensentionalism !

    December 3, 2009 09:09 pm at 9:09 pm |
  2. beach bum

    Is Tiger a politician now?!

    December 3, 2009 09:11 pm at 9:11 pm |
  3. whaley41

    This man has to be voted out!! He has no consideration for anyone.

    December 3, 2009 09:16 pm at 9:16 pm |
  4. Bob of Lompoc

    Harry, as a person the media would label a left wing Liberal Democrat, I say shut the hell up about Tiger Woods and stick to Health Care. You have no business making such a comment. It will distract from the focus we need to maintain: Pass Health care Reform! Stop trying to be a comedian!

    December 3, 2009 09:19 pm at 9:19 pm |
  5. Unemployed In Iowa because of Obama

    What a Moron. Ried is as bad as Obanana with his smoke screens and the total disrespect for the American people. Ried needs to be Voted out.

    December 3, 2009 09:21 pm at 9:21 pm |
  6. skyreader7

    This article makes no sense.

    December 3, 2009 09:22 pm at 9:22 pm |
  7. C Rob

    Reporters ask serious questions and deserve serious answers: Had a Republican made such a bizarre and tasteless comment I'm sure the coverage here would have gone in a completely different direction. This is a joke, Reid should be hammered for this. Sincerely a libertarian. CNN is weak.

    December 3, 2009 09:27 pm at 9:27 pm |
  8. terry,va

    Tiger would know more about leading the country than Reid and Obummie would.

    December 3, 2009 09:29 pm at 9:29 pm |
  9. Greg in Milwaukee

    Huh? Why would Tiger know anything about Afghanistan or health care takeovers?

    December 3, 2009 09:29 pm at 9:29 pm |
  10. Jennifer

    Really?! I'm a Democrat and I am appalled. A politician thinks he's no more answeable to the public than a professional athlete?! He likens inquiries into developments in Afghanistan to inquiries into an athlete's extramarital affairs. And he's arrogant enough to think he's funny. Maybe he'll enjoy some "privacy" with Tiger during his retirement, which can come sooner rather than later as far as I'm concerned.

    December 3, 2009 09:29 pm at 9:29 pm |
  11. terry,va

    Reid needs to take up golf or bingo as his days as a Senator are numbered.

    December 3, 2009 09:30 pm at 9:30 pm |
  12. Tammy in Arizona

    After a question regarding such an important subject...I'm suprised Reid would make such a foolish, none sensible statement.
    He must be at his wits end with it all.

    December 3, 2009 09:31 pm at 9:31 pm |
  13. eagerman

    I think Dirty Harry is getting weary and the senate job might be getting to him seriously..

    December 3, 2009 09:33 pm at 9:33 pm |
  14. Eric of Reseda

    What the...? I don't get it! Has Reid lost his marbles? And why, when Woods and family are going through hell, would he invoke the guys name?!?

    December 3, 2009 09:36 pm at 9:36 pm |
  15. Sheila

    oh it's now confirmed, Reid is completely out of his mind. Maybe he and Tiger should consider early retirement...

    December 3, 2009 09:38 pm at 9:38 pm |
  16. tifton

    What a jerk. Good to know such thought is going into our health care reform.

    December 3, 2009 09:38 pm at 9:38 pm |
  17. Independent Thinker

    Really cute, Harry...

    December 3, 2009 09:38 pm at 9:38 pm |
  18. Tom

    Reid, you are a loser.

    December 3, 2009 09:41 pm at 9:41 pm |
  19. James Gilson

    I would imagine that Tiger would be a better source to ask. Harry can't answer questions because he doesn't understand the questions. He is about usless in this capacity.

    I hope that he has something else he can try because after the 2010 elections, he is free to do whatever he wants to do.

    December 3, 2009 09:47 pm at 9:47 pm |
  20. kman821

    I'm sure if he'd been given a little more time, Reid could have come up with a snappy retort that actually made sense!

    December 3, 2009 09:47 pm at 9:47 pm |
  21. Jane

    What a jerk! Not stepping up to the plate to answer questions we the taxpayers want answers to. In 2010 harry will not win.

    December 3, 2009 09:49 pm at 9:49 pm |
  22. Erin

    So much for transparency...

    It's kind of in his job description to address the concerns of the people.

    December 3, 2009 09:53 pm at 9:53 pm |
  23. WeThePeopleofVirginia

    Hey Tiger . . . how big of a JERK do you think Harry Reid is for mocking your situation?

    Harry . . . is that what you wanted us to ask Tiger?

    December 3, 2009 09:53 pm at 9:53 pm |
  24. indy

    I guess he doesn't take the reporters questions seriously. Is it all a joke to him?

    December 3, 2009 09:53 pm at 9:53 pm |
  25. Wise Latina

    Lame. What else do you expect from Harry "I don't like smelly American tourists in the Capitol" Reid?

    December 3, 2009 09:54 pm at 9:54 pm |
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