Obama, Biden Pay Tribute to Harry Reid: “Brilliant, Sometimes Irascible, Deeply Good”

From a Washington Post story by Annie Linskey headlined “Obama, Biden pay tribute to Harry Reid: ‘Brilliant, sometimes irascible, deeply good'”:

LAS VEGAS — President Biden and former president Barack Obama, speaking at former Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid’s memorial service Saturday, lavished praise on Reid’s pragmatic, dealmaking style, at times suggesting a pointed contrast with today’s all-or-nothing politics.

“At a time when so many Americans apply strict purity tests to politicians … Harry had a different view,” Obama said. “He didn’t believe in highfalutin’ theories or rigid ideologies.”

Jon Ralston: “Harry Reid Was More Complicated Than You Know”

From a story on politico.com by Jon Ralston, CEO of the Nevada Independent, headlined “Harry Reid Was More Complicated Than You Know”:

There will never be another like him.

Not a chance.

Oh sure, there will be leaders who grew up in unimaginable poverty. Or those who are more workhorse than showhorse. Or who dominate their state’s political apparatus.