Rory Reid No Longer Related To Harry Reid

by Jack Stuef

A chicken in every pot and a bar graph in every mountain.Rory Reid, the Nevada Democrat who is trying to succeed Jim Gibbons as Governor of Good Decisions, has launched his first campaign ad, and it somehow fails to mention his last name, which is strange, considering it is also the name of Nevada’s longtime senior senator, Harry Reid. Why in the world would Rory Reid forget to include his surname in his campaign ad? Isn’t that kind of important? Wouldn’t he also want to remind Nevadans of his father’s legacy?

And look at his website. No mention of his last name? Perhaps that is an important biographical detail to include in your campaign biography, the fact that you have parents and were not sent to Nevada from another planet two months ago to be their space governor. “Rory, 47, grew up in Nevada.” You don’t say!

This man is probably not Hillary Clinton. Probably. He probably does not have the sort of name recognition to allow himself to go around without a surname, insinuating that he is the Nevada Selena.

It turns out that Rory Reid owns the domain name Yet his official website is Mysterious.

It’s also funny how the Rory 2010 website refers to all other human beings with their last names, yet not him. Is Rory Reid better than other humans?

The only explanation is that Rory Reid is very, very charismatic, and once Nevadans see him speak, they will only need his first name to remember him. Here he is at the end of his first ad, following some of the top children who have endorsed him:

Oh. Yeah, he definitely killed his father and is not using his last name in the hope that nobody will notice. [The Hill]

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facehead June 24, 2010 at 1:48 pm

Rory/Alvin 2012.

chascates June 24, 2010 at 1:48 pm

People will think he’s actually Rory Calhoun and so get the nostalgia votes.

ManchuCandidate June 24, 2010 at 1:48 pm


Aunt Fancy June 24, 2010 at 1:48 pm

And a logo that flips the bird, awesome!

Katydid June 24, 2010 at 1:49 pm

How come he doesn’t have to say, “I’m Rory 2010 and I approved this message?”

Suds McKenzie June 24, 2010 at 1:51 pm

That kid needs to “personalize” their Social Security!!1

tacdab June 24, 2010 at 1:54 pm

[re=605834]Aunt Fancy[/re]: Saw that too! Tho I thought it might have been the massive nuclear waste vaults he’ll put under Yucca Mountain no matter what them libruls say.

geminisunmars June 24, 2010 at 1:54 pm

So, Nevada is intent on teaching its children to lisp?

Manos: Hands of Fate June 24, 2010 at 1:55 pm

He’s looking to be the Jack√©e the Senate.

sezme June 24, 2010 at 1:55 pm

So creepy at the end how the camera pans the library yet his body doesn’t shift position. Isn’t that a sign of the undead?

SayItWithWookies June 24, 2010 at 1:56 pm

Are you listening Jeb?

Come here a minute June 24, 2010 at 1:56 pm

Dude has changed his last name to 2010 — cool!

Trout Fishing in America

geminisunmars June 24, 2010 at 1:57 pm

[re=605834]Aunt Fancy[/re]: Now there’s a logo we can get behind, er, in front of.

SFinDC June 24, 2010 at 2:00 pm

My favorite comment from The Hill commentariat:

“How ashamed are you traitors now, Pelosis family , Reid’s family? You should all be ashamed, Obama’s family? People giving you dirty looks when you go in public?”

Texan Bulldoggette June 24, 2010 at 2:01 pm

Rory?? Harry must have just had his bell rung in the ring when he allowed his wife to name his kid “RORY”. Jesus…

whatever_dc June 24, 2010 at 2:08 pm

how come in the logo it looks like a hand shooting the bird?

Suds McKenzie June 24, 2010 at 2:08 pm

[re=605853]Come here a minute[/re]: “Trout Fishing in America” …. BLESS YOU

BlueStateLiberal June 24, 2010 at 2:12 pm

Here’s another scathing wingnut comment from The Hill: “I like your confidence brain. I think your right, but you can never under estimate the truely stupid(liberals ) and their brainless followers.”

whatever_dc June 24, 2010 at 2:14 pm

ack — Aunt Fancy beat me to the bird comment — damn communist

populucious June 24, 2010 at 2:16 pm

Right here, right now, I’d like to start a scurrilous rumor that Rory is Rand Paul’s twin brother. Since he has no last name, how can he prove otherwise???

weejee June 24, 2010 at 2:20 pm

Who does he think he is, Ichiro?

An American in Toronto June 24, 2010 at 2:21 pm

[re=605830]chascates[/re]: It’s adorable when he stands up on his hind legs.

Gun-toting Progressive June 24, 2010 at 2:25 pm

Did he say “My plans is governor” ?

JMP June 24, 2010 at 2:26 pm

He probably just dropped his last name because he’s pissed at his parents for naming him Rory.

Strangely, this story reminds me of Dr. Who but I can’t remember why.

[re=605853]Come here a minute[/re]: I remember hearing that there was a perennial fringe candidate somewhere out west who had his name legally changed to “Pro-life” to get his name on the ballot that way. He was a single issue candidate, can’t remember the issue though…

TGY June 24, 2010 at 2:34 pm

Rand Reid?

x111e7thst June 24, 2010 at 2:40 pm

Guy needs to beat up a waitress to seal the deal with the voters. Or maybe strangle a dog. Ask Chuck Norris if you don’t believe me.

nappyduggs June 24, 2010 at 2:48 pm


MmmMmmMMM. That was a tall manly drink of water, that was.

GOPCrusher June 24, 2010 at 2:56 pm

I think it shows he’s fiscally responsible. That was four letters that he didn’t have to pay to have printed on campaign signs and bumper stickers.

BloodandIrony June 24, 2010 at 3:06 pm

SFinDC: Even though The Hill’s target audience is supposed to be staffers, lobbyists and other professionals, the comments section always seems to be over-run with rabbid, ALL CAPS-typing wingnuts.

Manos: Hands of Fate June 24, 2010 at 3:16 pm

[re=605847]Manos: Hands of Fate[/re]: of the Senate I mean

gurukalehuru June 24, 2010 at 3:28 pm

Rory is the east Asian British word for truck. Learry.

Advocatus_Diaboli June 24, 2010 at 4:03 pm

If there’s one thing lacking in USMerika politics, it’s nepotism.

NVJAKE June 24, 2010 at 5:47 pm

NV is a small state. Rory Reid is the Chairman of Clark County and has been involved in politics for years. Everyone knows who his father is. His father will win in Nov. courtesy of the Tea Party electing a complete whack-job.

JackDempsey June 24, 2010 at 9:07 pm

Hey, Rory.
I am uncertain of your political positions, but I can tell you that we agree on one thing (and a few corollaries:
Fuck dad.
Fuck dad’s fancy car that you can’t drip ice cream in.
Fuck dad’s so-so important job, can’t make any time for anyone.
Fuck dad strutting around the house in his underwear at all hours.
Fuck dad’s “pals.”

What were we talking about?

hotdog June 24, 2010 at 9:12 pm

But what is his position on whether O.J. deserves a pardon?

Dean Booth June 24, 2010 at 10:47 pm

He’s 47? That Nevada sun must be killer.

petewestwood June 25, 2010 at 5:01 pm

Perhaps Rory is just reading the writing on the wall and sees his political fate through the prism of many other offspring of well-known politicians that have lost primary bids.

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