Friday, October 19, 2007

What the Hell?

UPDATE: Dodd says he'll filibuster the bill if Reid brings it to the floor. Go, Chris!

First, our supposedly majority Democratic Congressional leaders decide to let Bush have his way with the Telecom Protection Act new FISA bill. Then Sen. Chris Dodd, who has made restoration of the Constitution a platform in his presidential campaign, announces that he'll put a hold on any bill that grants retroactive immunity to telecoms that went along with presidential orders to hand over their customers' calling records. Of course, Bush says the telecoms did nothing wrong, so why do they need immunity?

Now, it seems Harry Reid plans to ignore Sen. Dodd's hold, an unprecedented move, and bring up the bill in November. Gee, thanks, Harry. Way to stand up for the citizens you purport to represent.

Cross-posted at No More Mister Nice Blog.