Sen. Harry Reid took to the Senate floor Tuesday to comment on Deflategate. But he didn’t denounce the New England Patriots or Tom Brady, but the NFL — for bothering with the scandal at all.
“I find it stunning that the National Football League is more concerned about how much air is in a football than with a racist franchise name that denigrates Native Americans,” Reid thundered. “I wish the commissioner would act as swiftly and decisively in changing the name of the DC team as he did about not enough air in a football.”
Reid’s “Redskins” fixation is old news — and fair enough game for debate. What’s bizarre is that one of the nation’s top lawmakers doesn’t give a damn about . . . cheating.
Rancid cheating — having a flunky mess with the game balls after officials had OK’d them. Cheating in a playoff game.
What makes Reid’s indifference more remarkable is that he used to run the Nevada Gaming Commission — the outfit set up to keep Vegas casinos on the up-and-up.
Then again: Queue up Martin Scorsese’s “Casino,” and wait for Harrison Roberts (Dick Smothers) to slither on screen.