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Harry Reid Stands Tall For Democrats

Reported by Deborah - February 16, 2005

Alan Colmes had an exclusive interview tonight with Harry Reid giving people a good look at the new Senate minority leader.One thing is clear, Reid is honest and direct and tonight he really stood tall as a leader of the Democratic Party. 2/17/05

Harry Reid said that although Dean wasn't his first choice, he ran a great campaign the old fashioned way which was really impressive. Reid praised Dean as a moderate with high marks with the NRA,experience with balancing budgets;created compromise with the civil union law in Vermont.Reid seemed very optimistic that Dean would make a big difference.

When Colmes asked Reid about his calling Bush a liar over the Yucca Mountain situation, Reid said calmly, "I call them as I see them."
Then Colmes brought up the hit piece that was done by the RNC against Reid and his response was plain, direct and sure to infuriate the RNC. Reid claimed that Bush called him after the election and said that since he doesn't need to run again, he wanted to reach out and work with Democrats. Reid took him at his word but when the horrible piece came out,Bush did not repudiate it even though he was asked. Then Reid added that it's been an Orwellian tale.

Colmes then asked if abortion should not stay legal since Reid is pro life. Reid answered that something must be done about the unwanted pregnancies by concentrating on contraception and education.

comment: It was great seeing a Democrat free to speak for a change on H&C without Hannity harrassment.I must confess that I wasn't sure about Harry Reid until tonight. I think he's a decent guy and I like the fact that he was able to change his mind about Howard Dean. Reid wasn't tailoring his comments for political correctness and most of all he was loyal to his party.

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