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This might surprise you, but I agree with Harry Ried that Obama is like a trapped miner — both are in dangerously over their heads and begging for cigarettes:
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has compared President Barack Obama to a trapped Chilean miner.
In a speech to supporters in Las Vegas on Sunday night, Reid said that when Obama replaced George W. Bush in the White House he found himself in a “hole so deep that he couldn’t see the outside world.
“It was like the Chilean miners, but he, being the man he is, rolled up his sleeves and said ‘I am going to get us out of this hole,’” Reid said at an “Early Vote GOTV” event.
It’s worth noting for Harry that the leader in saving the Chilean miners was a conservative.
From Spuddser in comments: “I guess that would be an apt comparison if the Chilean miners had all grabbed their shovels and started digging downward to get out of the hole.”
In the meantime, preparations are underway in Chile to permanently seal the mine, but there’s just one more thing to do: