It’s not as if Harry Reid’s zombie-like visage wasn’t creepy enough. Now he’s adding horndog status to his repertoire? This is kinda’ icky. 70 year old Harry Reid is now assessing the “hotness” of Senate members. The Politico reports that Harry Red has officially lost it. Just last week he referred to the Delaware Senate Democratic nominee as “my pet” and now he referred to another Senator as the “hottest member.”

This kind of thing can’t help, especially in his race against a woman. I think he just gave Sharon Angle a pretty decent ad:

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid had an unusual form of praise for New York’s junior senator, Kirsten Gillibrand, this morning at the fundraiser Mayor Bloomberg hosted for him at his townhouse – referring to her as “the hottest member” as she sat just a few feet away, according to three sources.

The comment prompted Gillibrand to turn red, according to the sources, and created a bit of stir among the small crowd there.

“It was pretty shocking when he said it,” said one source familiar with the remark and the reaction.

A Reid spokesman confirmed it happened, but also noted that the Democratic Majority Leader also praised Gillibrand for her work…

Then he turned his attention to Gillibrand, saying something about how “many senators are known for many things,” according to a source. He added, “We in the Senate refer to Sen. Gillibrand as the hottest member.”

So, if the media were anywhere near fair and objective they’d ask Reid who he meant by “We.”

Fact: Previous holders of the “Hottest Senator” title were Libby Dole, Hillary Clinton, and John Edwards.