I can’t for the life of me understand why so many people underestimate Harry Reid, forgetting that he served as Nevada state gaming commissioner from 1977 to 1981.
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, was complimentary of [Harriet] Miers. He raised Miers’ name during a September 22 breakfast meeting with the president in which Sens. Frist, Specter, Leahy and he discussed possible candidates with the president, Reid spokeman Jim Manley said. Reid believes Miers would bring a “fresh perspective” to the court, Manley said.
“I like Harriet Miers,” Reid said in a statement. “As White House counsel, she has worked with me in a courteous and professional manner. I am also impressed with the fact that she was a trailblazer for women as managing partner of a major Dallas law firm and as the first woman president of the Texas Bar Association.”
Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid said on Sunday he would support a short-term increase in U.S. troop numbers in Iraq being weighed by President George W. Bush if it is part of a broader withdrawal plan.
“If it’s for a surge, that is, for two or three months and it’s part of a program to get us out of there as indicated by this time next year, then, sure, I’ll go along with it,” Reid, who will become the majority leader when Democrats take control of the Senate next month, told ABC’s “This Week” program.