Harry Reid, beaten to a pulp, suing exercise machine company
If you were beaten to a pulp, lost an eye, and had your ribs broken, wouldn't you want to pursue justice against the one responsible? Harry Reid does. After being badly beaten up "by his exercise machine," he is suing for his injuries. Here's exactly how it happened (unless it happened a completely different way):
"The TheraBand was mounted to a sturdy object in his bathroom," according to the lawsuit. "While in use, the TheraBand broke or slipped out of Mr. Reid's hand, causing him to spin around and strike his face on a cabinet."
According to the document, Reid suffered "loss of vision in his right eye, a concussion, broken orbital bones, severe disfigurement and bruising to his face, hand injuries, facial lacerations, scarring, and broken ribs."
So when Senator Reid spun around, he hit the cabinet, injuring his face. But the article doesn't say how his eye got injured. And there is no mention of how his chest injuries occurred. It looks as though Senator Reid hit his cabinet over and over and over again, causing injuries all over his body. Perhaps he should sue the cabinet maker as well.
The complaint also indicated that the injuries could affect Reid’s ability to secure employment. He plans to retire at the expiration of his current Senate term at the beginning of 2017.
Now this is the confusing part. Reid could stay in the Senate with one eye. You don't have to have two eyes or even a brain to be a Democratic senator. Even if he weren't a senator, he would undoubtedly have numerous employment opportunities on K Street.
It's not as if Reid was beaten up by mobsters, and ordered to chair his own retirement party, or else. That's not what happened here. So why can't he get more work?
Reid is suing, claiming the manufacturers should have issued warnings about the exercise machine. Reid says that if he had been given a warning first, he surely would have obeyed and avoided the injuries, which were at the hands of a machine and not at hands of organized crime.
I think politicians who have dealings with exercise machines, especially politicians in Nevada, where such machines are especially prone to cause injuries, should be very careful with such fitness devices. If the fitness machines need attention or maintenance, then it should be provided, or else other politicians could suffer the same exercise-related injury that Harry Reid did.
This article was written by Ed Straker, senior writer of NewsMachete.com, the conservative news site.