Thank you, Senator Dodd! No retroactive immunity will be granted to the telecom companies for their warrantless wiretapping of American citizens – the bill has been shelved until January.
Here is an excellent clip from Countdown with Keith Olbermann discussing the exciting events of yesterday. Not only is Senator Dodd on the clip, but Ted Kennedy and SWOON! Sam Seder make appearances.
I caught some of the debate on Cspan2 over at First Draft. Senator Dodd’s speeches were brilliant, passionate and morally clear, and when a Republic came on to discuss terra terra terra 9/11 9/11, it was abundantly obvious what mental midgets they were by comparison.
It was a good day for democracy. May there be many more.