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Senate Dems Slap Down Broder For Harry Reid Smear

I think the Senate Democratic Caucus took their calcium supplements, because I'm sensing some serious spine! Democrats.Senate.gov: The Senate De

I think the Senate Democratic Caucus took their calcium supplements, because I'm sensing some serious spine!

Democrats.Senate.gov:

The Senate Democratic Caucus sent a letter to the Washington Post to contest the attack on Senator Harry Reid's Leadership by David S. Broder in his April 26 column, "The Democrat's Gonzalez."

The letter was signed by Sen. Reid's 50 colleagues in the caucus:

Sen. Reid's Fine Leadership
Washington Post
Letter to the Editor
Friday, April 27, 2007; A22

We, the members of the Senate Democratic Caucus, contest the attack on Sen. Harry Reid's leadership by David S. Broder in his April 26 column, "The Democrats' Gonzales."

In contrast to Mr. Broder's insinuations, we believe Mr. Reid is an extraordinary leader who has effectively guided the new Democratic majority through these first few months with skill and aplomb.

The Democratic caucus is diverse, and Mr. Reid has worked tirelessly to make sure that the views of each member are heard and represented. No one ideology dominates the caucus, so that a consensus can be reached and unity achieved. It is hard to imagine a better model for leadership.[..]

Finally, in this age of scripted politicians speaking only to their base or claiming that they "don't recall" anything, the fact that Mr. Reid speaks his mind should be applauded, not derided. His brand of straight talk is honest, comes from the heart and speaks directly to the people.

THE MEMBERS OF THE SENATE DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS

And yes, those 50 signing members DID include Joe Lieberman. Bob Geiger has more...

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