NRSC spokesman Brian Walsh borrows a page from Karl Rove's playbook and tries to blame Democrats for making "Chickens for Checkups" an issue in the 2010 Nevada Senate race:
"Watching the Senate Majority Leader get down in the mud and desperately try to inject farm animals into his flailing re-election bid is frankly a bit pathetic."
Uh, first, wasn't it Sue Lowden who injected farm animals into the Senate race by not once, not twice, but three times proposing her 'Chickens for Checkups' barter scheme? Hard to blame Reid for pointing out the sheer idiocy of one of his opponent's ideas.
And second, given that it was the Republican candidate who put "farm animals" front and center, isn't the NRSC essentially calling Sue Lowden "frankly a bit pathetic"?