It's pretty sad that the nominally Democratic Senate leadership has
- Refused to recognize Dodd's “hold” on the FISA bill with full retroactive blanket amnesty for telecom companies that we now know abetted illegal spying on US citizens starting before 911.
- Scheduled the vote just before the Iowa caucuses to make it harder for candidates to take part, and shortly before the recess — creating pressure to vote.
I would have hoped that some other Senators would share Dodd's conviction that this issue is worth going to the mat on — one Senator can't keep up a filibuster forever. Three can. Where are the others on this issue?
Thank you Senator Dodd for picking this issue and taking it seriously. (This is Dodd's first filibuster in a 27-year career).