David Broder Trashes Reid, Pelosi, Dean

Washington Post columnist David Broder doesn’t think too highly of the Democratic leadership in the nation’s capital. And Broder let it be known last week at the Kansas Press Association Convention in Wichita.

Reporting on the Wichita Eagle’s blog, Phillip Brownlee writes:

When asked specifically about the Democratic Party, Broder was especially critical of the top three leaders — Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Democratic National Party chairman Howard Dean. “I cannot recall three less effective party spokesmen in my lifetime,” he said.

That’s pretty harsh rhetoric coming from a columnist who is respected on both sides of the aisle for his political reporting.