I was particularly distressed to view Sen. Harry Reid's interview on television the other day. The senator was asked about the unsubstantiated charge that he made during the last presidential campaign regarding Gov. Mitt Romney's alleged tax evasion. Instead of admitting his error and apologizing for the damage done, Senator Reid took obvious delight in the fact that his blatant lie had helped defeat the Republican candidate. When political commentators were later asked about Mr. Reid's comments, those who supported the senator took refuge in the old adage that "everybody does it" or "all's fair in love, politics and war." Unhappily, this was just the latest instance of Senator Reid's extreme partisanship and frequent disregard for the truth. At the same time that this was happening, President Barack Obama was praising Mr. Reid as one of our greatest senators. What a sad comment on American politics today. No wonder so many citizens have lost faith in our government.