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John Edwards on FISA

John Edwards:

In Washington today, telecom lobbyists have launched a full-court press to win retroactive immunity for their illegal eavesdropping on American citizens.  Granting retroactive immunity will let corporate law-breakers off the hook and hamstring efforts to learn the truth about Bush’s illegal spying program. 

"It’s time for Senate Democrats to show a little backbone and stand up to George W. Bush and the corporate lobbyists.  They should do everything in their power — including joining Senator Dodd’s efforts to filibuster this legislation — to stop retroactive immunity.  The Constitution should not be for sale at any price."

Well…yes.  And that includes candidates, you know, leaving the campaign trail to do their jobs.  Which Obama and Clinton can — and should — do.  South Carolina is an hour and a half plane ride away.

Get thee to DC and filibuster, Senators. 

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Jane Hamsher

Jane Hamsher

Jane is the founder of Firedoglake.com. Her work has also appeared on the Huffington Post, Alternet and The American Prospect. She’s the author of the best selling book Killer Instinct and has produced such films Natural Born Killers and Permanent Midnight. She lives in Washington DC.
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