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Reid Also Riding the Rhetoric Roller-Coaster Away From Reelection

2:00 PM, Aug 13, 2009 • By MARY KATHARINE HAM
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Is this the proper tone for a charmless blue senator from a red state?

Town hall protesters are "evil-mongers," says Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.)

Reid coined the term in a speech to an energy conference in Las Vegas this week, and repeated it in an interview with Politics Daily.

Such "evil-mongers" are using "lies, innuendo and rumor," to drown out rational debate, Reid said.

"It was an original with me," Reid said of the term. "I maybe could have been less descriptive," he said, adding that "I doubt you'll hear it from me again."

I'm sure that'll fix that 50-percent unfavorable rating in Nevada right up, Harry.