“Are you happy?” Harry Reid was asked.
“What do you mean?” the Senate majority leader from Nevada replied. “I like what I’m doing?”
Yeah, like enjoying life, his home-state press explained.
“I’m not having fun,” Reid told the Reno News Review, in an interview published today. “I feel very satisfied with my job. I like what I do. It’s what I’ve done all my life, most of my life — legislator… And I really do feel good about what I’ve been able to accomplish. I feel good about my caucus… It’s not like playing a card game. It’s a job. It’s a hard job, but I get great satisfaction out of what I do.”
And the more he went on, yes indeed, he said, he’s even been able to spend “plenty of time” with his family throughout it all, and said:
“I’m happy as a lark.”
The Senate’s Democrats must agree, he suggested, that he’s “the best leader we have in the Senate… They can get rid of me any time they want, if they want to.”
Reid doesn’t play golf, doesn’t go to ball games, “doesn’t do dinners” over the weekend, occasionally takes in a movie and is “a big fan” of folk music. His iPad. he reveals, is filled with Woody Guthrie, Bruce Springsteen, Joan Baez, Emmylou Harris, Neil Young, Johnny Cash, rock and roll — and even reggae.”
For his part, Reid was so happy with the interview, he tweeted it:
Are you curious what songs are on my iPod too? Here’s what I told a reporter who asked me: http://t.co/neBwYeAIr7
— Senator Harry Reid (@SenatorReid) September 12, 2013