Reid lets truth slip: Hu is a dictator

Sen. Reid would be a lot funnier if he weren’t in a position of power. But anyway:

“I am going to go back to Washington and meet with the President of China. He is a dictator. [Did I say that out loud?] He can do a lot of things through the form of government they have. [Luckeee!] Maybe I shouldn’t have said dictator, but they have a different type of government then we have [not that there’s anything wrong with that], and that is an understatement [phew!],” Reid said in the interview.

“So we have to work in the system we have [dammit], the best system ever devised to rule the affairs of men and women,”  Reid continued. “And one of the few ways we get things done, in fact the most important way we get things done, is through compromise. It’s not a bad word, and that is how we get things done.”

D’oh!

Talking about China must make the statist’s head spin. He can’t betray too much admiration, unless he’s Thomas Friedman, who lets the love flow freely from his pen.

Exit question: Has Friedman been asked to the state dinner or will he have to pull a Salahi and walk on in without an invitation?

Crossposted at P&P.