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  •  Isn't Reid a former boxer? (3+ / 0-)
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    pistolSO, Positronicus, bjedward

    That explains a lot about the man, in my humble opinion. Soft-spoken but with a steel backbone.

    And a man who doesn't pull his punches.

    Carry the battle to them. Don't let them bring it to you. Put them on the defensive and don't ever apologize for anything. -Harry S. Truman / -8.00, -6.77

    by Shadowmage36 on Thu Dec 20, 2012 at 10:59:24 AM PST

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    •  He's a tough guy, allright (1+ / 0-)
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      Reid was born in Searchlight, Nevada, the third of four sons of Inez Orena, a laundress, and Harry Vincent Reid, a miner ... Reid's boyhood home had no indoor toilet, hot water or telephone. Searchlight had no high school, so Reid boarded with relatives 40 miles away ... to attend Basic High School where he played football, and was an amateur boxer. While at Basic High he met future Nevada governor Mike O'Callaghan, who was a teacher there, and served as his boxing coach.

      “Americans are fighters. We're tough, resourceful and creative, and if we have the chance to fight on a level playing field, where everyone pays a fair share and everyone has a real shot, then no one - no one - can stop us. ”-- Elizabeth Warren

      by Positronicus on Thu Dec 20, 2012 at 12:25:03 PM PST

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