Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Dodd Stands Up For the Rule of Law

I often assume everyone reads the same things I do and watches the same videos so if you have seen this one from Sen. Chris Dodd already you can move on to something else. I especially like the end of the video when he talks about Iowa and New Hampshire.

Dodd's filibuster against retroactive immunity for the telcos meant something, and those of us in the left blogosphere helped make it happen. Athenae has a nice longer piece about this and I'll defer to her superior writing skills.

For now I want to celebrate the victory because it feels like it's been a long time since we have had one. The Democratic leadership considers playing out the clock the smartest strategy to victory in 2008. They might be right, but it doesn't do a lot to inspire people and keep them fighting in the mean time. This was inspirational. Thank you Sen. Dodd.