Biden to join Dodd in hold, filibuster on retroactive immunity for the telcos, but Hillary and Obama waver on the sidelines
Perhaps it's hard for Hillary and Barack to get hold of their expensive Beltway consultants on a Friday afternoon. Or maybe the consultant's scarfing a cocktail wienie, so they can't speak clearly.
Regardless, check out this amazing WaPo chat:
San Francisco: Will you join Sen. Chris Dodd's hold and proposed filibuster on any FISA bill that includes retroactive immunity for telecoms? Thanks for joining us for this chat today, Sen. Biden, and thanks for the leadership you provide the Democratic Party and America.
Sen. Joe Biden: Yes.
Amazing for the brevity, I mean. (Via McJoan Big Orange). Dunno who that was from SF, but I'd like to think it was FDL's Teddy.
And before you say "Oh, Dodd and Biden aren't top-tier candidates":
Where the Fuck are the so-called top tier candidates on this one?
Isn't it shameful that the so-called top tier candidates* aren't out front on this issue?
Surely defending the Constitution should be an easy call?
Surely defending the Constitution is more important than whether you, personally get elected?
NOTE Once again, we see the strategic value of new forms of communication. Who would have thought that a candidate for President could make a major policy announcement with a one-word answer in a chat?
NOTE * Edwards I give a semi-pass on this one because at least Elizabeth said that with Edwards, all the nonsense of signing statements disappears and the Constitution returns. But for a supposedly net-savvy campaign, they're surely not showing us a lot of love.