During an interview yesterday with Rachel Maddow, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) offered the liberal TV host an idea for how she could land an interview with his Republican opponent, the very inaccessible Sharron Angle: Dress up like Bill O’Reilly.
Maddow ended the interview on a joke question: “Do you have any suggestions for me on how I can get Sharron Angle to talk to me while I’m here in Vegas?”
“Maybe you should do what she does,” said Reid. “Pretend you’re somebody else.”
Maddow and Reid then talked about the possibility of a disguise. “Maybe you could dress up as Bill O’Reilly,” Reid said.
It’s possible that Reid might have been referring to the Republican Angle campaign’s recent use of decoys for Angle to dodge a crowd of reporters — one of her more creative means to avoid answering questions from anyone other than conservative media venues that she can use to raise money.
The TPM Poll Average gives Angle a lead of 49.6%-46.6%.
The key moment comes at the end of this segment, at the 9:20 mark: