Reid to act against the Constitution, against Dodd, and for the telcos getting retroactive immunity?
Maybe we need to start calling Reid's office, instead of Rockefeller's?
UPDATE I called Reid's office (202-224-3542), and had more or less the following conversation:
LAMBERT: Is it true that Senator Reid is going to bring the FISA reform bill that gives the telecommunications companies retroactive immunity to the floor despite the hold Senator Dodd has placed on it?
STAFFER: Senator Reid plans to bring the bill to the floor, yes.
LAMBERT: Despite the hold?
STAFFER: Senator Dodd has not yet actually placed the hold. I'll put you down as opposed.
LAMBERT: Let me just say--I've supported Senator Reid for a long time, because I remember how he deked the Republicans but good and saved Social Security. But this bill is unconscionable. And just a heads-up: This is not the Senator Reid I know. Now, you're probably too young to remember, but under Nixon, Watergate was all about blackmailing political opponents. And some are speculating that Reid is being blackmailed using information from this program, and that's why he's changed from the Reid we know. If that idea took root, I think it would be very bad.
STAFFER: Thank you.