Harry Reid’s leaving. So can we open Yucca Mountain now?

That was my first thought when I heard that at long last, Harry Reid will be leaving the Senate.

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Finally, the place the nation decided long ago would be our permanent repository for nuclear waste MAY open, with its chief obstacle retiring. It’s long past time that Yucca Mountain provide South Carolina (and other states) some relief on this. That was the plan, and it was always a good one.

So now it can happen.

Hey, I can hope, can’t I?

But beyond that, can you think of anything about Reid’s tenure as majority/minority leader that was good? Neither can I. His name just conjures up a lot of unpleasantness for me. He’s not alone in that; I have similar impressions of names such as Boehner, Pelosi and McConnell. Together they’ve presided over a particularly ugly and unproductive period in congressional history.

Dare I hope he’ll be replaced by someone who will turn that around?

Ummmm… Maybe I should just stick to hoping for the Yucca Mountain thing. That’ll be tough enough…

3 thoughts on “Harry Reid’s leaving. So can we open Yucca Mountain now?

  1. Juan Caruso

    S.C.’s treasure, Robert Ariail has a particularly apt cartoon in at least one SC newspaper today.

    The fact you have not posted it here, Brad, leads me to believe it may not have been in “The State” yet. Very timely and creative. Excellent!

    The topic has been my top peeve since the Yucca Mountain site was de-funded in 2010, for reasons that smell awfully like AGW (climate change).

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  2. Barry

    Harry wouldn’t allow it- and Obama got his cabinet folks to play politics with it- and most liberals didn’t care because it was their hero doing it.

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  3. Doug Ross

    Reid will be replaced by another long tenured hack named Chuck Schumer. Things will never change without term limits.

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