Sharron Angle and Harry Reid had their one debate last night, and Sharron held her own just fine.
Angle said the statement about the elimination of the
Department of Education as "totally incorrect" and
also denied a statement attributed to her stating that
there has been so much entitlement in government
that we "really have spoiled our citizenry."
Angle said the unemployed were not spoiled and
blamed the Reid campaign for the
mischaracterization. Some Democrats were upset
"You came from Searchlight to the Senate with very little," Angle said of Reid's humble beginning in the small Southern Nevada town. "Now, you are one of the richest men in the Senate. On behalf of the Nevada taxpayers, I'd like to know how did you become so wealthy on a government payroll?"Reid, upset with the question, shot back: "That is really kind of a low blow. I think most everyone knows that I was a successful lawyer. I did a very good job of investing. I have been on a fixed income since I went to Washington. I lived off what I made in the private sector. I put my five kids through 100 semesters of school and paid for every penny. So her suggestion that I made money as a senator was simply false."