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Biden to Join Dodd in Filibuster

joebidenlrg.jpgThat’s what the man says:

San Francisco: Will you join Sen. Chris Dodd’s hold and proposed filibuster on any FISA bill that includes retroactive immunity for telecoms? Thanks for joining us for this chat today, Sen. Biden, and thanks for the leadership you provide the Democratic Party and America.

Sen. Joe Biden: Yes.

That was easy.  See?  None of the qualifications, doublespeak, “we don’t know what’s going to come out of committee” obfuscations necessary.  Either you support immunity for telecoms who engaged in criminal activity, or you don’t.  It’s kind of an either-or thing.

I think it should be noted that what Dodd displayed here was leadership.   L-E-A-D-E-R-S-H-I-P.  Something we like to see from our leaders, and something that anyone thinking about being one of our leaders should consider.

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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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