Dodd to filibuster against retroactive immunity for telcos, for the Constitution and the rule of law
I was waiting for the other shoe to drop, wondering (praying, if I did pray) that it would, and now it has. (Beltway Dems? Hillary and Obama staffers? I've included a helpful diagram at left, that shows the difference between Dodd and you.)
Amping up his efforts to block the Senate FISA bill containing retroactive immunity for the telecom companies, Senator Chris Dodd's campaign says that he will filibuster the measure if the Dem Senate leadership tries to circumvent the hold he plans to put on the bill.
Dodd's filibuster threat comes in response to reports -- based on anonymous quotes from the leadership's office -- which said that Reid's aides think they can get the bill to the floor despite Dodd's hold.
(See here for my dialog with Reid's office.)
Will Dodd's efforts be enough to break the trad press blackout on this issue?
We can't know 'til we try.
Meanwhile, reward good behavior here or here:
Chris Dodd for President
PO Box 51882
Washington, DC 20091
Of course, Senator Reid's office could make all this go away very easily, simply by saying that he'll follow precedent in this matter, and respect Dodd's hold.
NOTE Notice, again, the vital strategic value of having a news source, like TPM (or FDL) that we can trust. Dodd seems to understand this in a way that none of the other candidates, Edwards included, do.