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Dodd Pledges To Filibuster Bush's Domestic Spying Bill

Jane Hamsher: I hope this means what I think it means. Because it's a nice contrast to the mumbling coming out of Reid's office.
 
 
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This post, written by Jane Hamsher, originally appeared on FireDogLake

He said he “might have to.” And he will.

From the Dodd campaign:

Are you willing to go to the mat to restore the Constitution?

Just last night, we heard there are plans to disregard Senator Dodd’s intention to place a hold on a FISA bill that includes amnesty for telecommunications companies.

That would be a pretty extraordinary move, but Chris Dodd has pledged to stop this horrible bill any way he can.

So if the hold is not honored, he is prepared to go to the Senate floor and filibuster.

Rolling back the Bush Administration assault on the rule of law has been a major focus of Chris Dodd’s work in the Senate — and it’s also a centerpiece in his campaign for President.

Finally someone willing to filibuster and cut through the ocean of glue the Senate seems to be swimming in.

This is awesome. Go Dodd.

Update: Just added — YouTube above. It’s pretty impressive. Reward good behavior.

Jane Hamsher is the founder of FireDogLake. Her work has also appeared on the Huffington Post, Alternet and The American Prospect.