Saturday, October 20, 2007

Light in the Darkness (updated)

Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT) has placed a "hold" on the FISA bill in the Senate that would immunize the telecoms in accordance with the wishes of President Bush. That should mean that the bill will be dead until Sen. Dodd releases his hold, which he says he won't.

Out of 100 senators, precisely one has the courage and the leadership to stand up for the constitution. There is hope, after all, however little. This man is running for president. Could he, maybe...? Nah. Hillary Clinton is our next president, already anointed by the media. Too bad.

Sen. Chris Dodd, "a still small voice crying in the wilderness." Sen. Dodd cares about the constitution. This is a quote from him in an interview with Glenn Greenwald,

"I carry every day, and have for 26 years, a copy of the U.S. Constitution given to me by Robert Byrd. And to me, what could be more fundamental? With all due respect, I care about health care, education, global warming. But if you get this wrong -- what do you got? A trade association. Who wants to be president of a trade association?"

But wait, Harry Reid is threatening to bring the bill up for a vote over his fellow Senator's hold, in a particularly heinous display of, of, of...
Hell, I don't even know what it's a display of.

Update: 9:50 AM

Senator Dodd is now saying that if Reid overrides his hold he will go to the floor and filibuster this bill. The longer he rides this horse, the more he gains my support. Call, write, email. Support Dodd.

Update 2: 10/20/07 5:30 PM

So far all I can find regarding Hillary Clinton is from Daily Kos:

And Hillary? Well, apparently her position on retroactive immunity for law-breaking phone companies is still being focus group tested, so it'll be a while before we know where she stands on the issue.

So where Dodd leads, she does not have the courage to follow.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous3:44 AM

    Yeah! for senator Dodd. Can we get him to be president?
    Yeah, right, and Nancy Pelosi will suddenly decide that she should push the impeachment of Bush & Cheney.