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Prayers For Lara And Lana Reid

Posted on | March 11, 2010 | 15 Comments

by Smitty

Thanks to commenter Keyboard Jockey for pointing out the Drudge Report and the tragic situation for the Senate Majority Leader’s family. The I-95 and the Beltway are a mess at almost any hour, I know from personal experience.

This is the sort of tragedy that can befall any family, and it’s an opportunity to recall the humanity of even those with whom we might differ in other contexts. Let’s keep the comments classy, folks.

UPDATE (RSM): Glenn Thrush of Politico has details:

Harry Reid’s wife, Landra, suffered a broken neck, back and nose and his daughter, Lana, also sustained serious injuries in a chain-reaction car accident in Fairfax, Va. on Thursday according to Reid’s spokesman.
Both women’s injuries are considered serious but not life-threatening — and both have sensation in their extremities, an indication that they aren’t paralyzed, Reid spokesman Jon Summers said.

Local TV reports that the driver of the truck has been charged with reckless driving. I’ll be interested to see a more detailed accident report.

The D.C. area is home to the world’s worst drivers. As a connoisseur of automotive skill, I routinely become enraged at the cluelessness and carelessness of the subnormals who constitute a majority of Washington-area motorists. I find myself shouting: “If you can’t bleeping drive, why the bleep don’t you take the bleeping bus?”

Obviously, the brain-dead morons at whom I shout these imprecations can’t hear me, but it makes me feel better. The cardio-vascular benefits of cussing a blue streak are not to be underestimated.

As Smitty said, our prayers are with Senator Reid’s family members, innocent victims of the pervasive vehicular  ineptitude that plagues our nation’s capital region.

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  • http://robisaverb.com Robert Birch

    They are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • http://robisaverb.com Robert Birch

    They are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • http://www.dustbury.com/ CGHill

    I’ve only driven the Beltway once, and I won’t be unhappy if I never drive it again.

    Prayers are definitely in order.

  • http://www.dustbury.com/ CGHill

    I’ve only driven the Beltway once, and I won’t be unhappy if I never drive it again.

    Prayers are definitely in order.

  • http://theothermccain.com Robert Stacy McCain

    I’ve only driven the Beltway once, and I won’t be unhappy if I never drive it again.

    I-495 is a soul-destroying menace, Charles. Once, I found myself sitting in Beltway gridlock and the news radio reported that the cause of this jam was an accident that would require a Life Flight helicopter — which soon appeared overhead. Contemplating the likelihood that the “victim” requiring this extraordinary intervention was, in fact, the moron who had caused the accident, I found myself hoping he died before the chopper arrived. One less bad driver in Washington, you see.

    The Beltway is a Hobbesian war of all against all. Like I said, if you don’t know how to drive, take the bus. And if you ever cause an accident that results in my being stuck in a traffic jam . . . well, Resquiat In Pacem, asshole.

  • http://theothermccain.com Robert Stacy McCain

    I’ve only driven the Beltway once, and I won’t be unhappy if I never drive it again.

    I-495 is a soul-destroying menace, Charles. Once, I found myself sitting in Beltway gridlock and the news radio reported that the cause of this jam was an accident that would require a Life Flight helicopter — which soon appeared overhead. Contemplating the likelihood that the “victim” requiring this extraordinary intervention was, in fact, the moron who had caused the accident, I found myself hoping he died before the chopper arrived. One less bad driver in Washington, you see.

    The Beltway is a Hobbesian war of all against all. Like I said, if you don’t know how to drive, take the bus. And if you ever cause an accident that results in my being stuck in a traffic jam . . . well, Resquiat In Pacem, asshole.

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  • http://912member.blogspot.com just a conservative girl

    I don’t think anyone is not praying for his family.

    What I find very off-putting is the fact that he went back to the senate for closed door meetings. My gosh his wife has broken bones in her neck and back. He belongs with his family, not trying to find a way to pass this horrible bill.

  • http://912member.blogspot.com just a conservative girl

    I don’t think anyone is not praying for his family.

    What I find very off-putting is the fact that he went back to the senate for closed door meetings. My gosh his wife has broken bones in her neck and back. He belongs with his family, not trying to find a way to pass this horrible bill.

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  • Oxbay

    My brother used to live in Springfield, VA. He and his wife had two little girls. One day his wife was driving somewhere and another driver did something she didn’t like. She called him a jerk. So the little one pipes up from the back seat and says “that’s not what Daddy calls other people in the car.” Oh, what does Daddy call them? My darling 4 year old niece rats out her dad and spills the beans “he says you xxcking xxxxoles.”

    A little chat, a little behavior modification and everybody’s happy.

  • Oxbay

    My brother used to live in Springfield, VA. He and his wife had two little girls. One day his wife was driving somewhere and another driver did something she didn’t like. She called him a jerk. So the little one pipes up from the back seat and says “that’s not what Daddy calls other people in the car.” Oh, what does Daddy call them? My darling 4 year old niece rats out her dad and spills the beans “he says you xxcking xxxxoles.”

    A little chat, a little behavior modification and everybody’s happy.

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