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Broder: Reid Is Parochial, Uninspiring Leader

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"Maybe I have an idealized view of what a Senate leader ought to be," Broder said. "But I've seen the Senate when a leader could lift it to those heights."

"I think the Senate has, through different periods, had wonderful leadership," Broder added. "I wish it had that kind of leadership now."

"I've been very disappointed by what I'd call the parochialism of Sen. Reid's approach to his job and his responsibilities."

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