WASHINGTON- The nation's first black attorney general is defending over racial remarks about Barack Obama during the 2008 presidential campaign.
Eric Holder tells The Associated Press that Reid is a good man, and as Holder put it: "I don't think that there is a prejudiced bone in his body."
Reid apologized to Obama and a handful of black political leaders after a new book reported that he was favorably impressed by Obama during the campaign and, in a private conversation, described the Illinois senator as a light-skinned African-American "with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one." Holder said it is unfortunate the remarks created a political controversy.
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