Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Representing the people

Chris Dodd has announced that he will not support nominee Michael Mukasey's confirmation as Attorney General in light of his refusal to denounce the use of waterboarding, a form of torture.

From Huffington Post:
Dodd Sets Pace on Dunk...

Dodd became the most prominent Democrat, and the first among
the presidential candidates, to declare he will vote against Bush nominee Michael Mukasey's confirmation as Attorney General.Angered by Mukasey's Senate testimony last week in which the former federal judge and prosecutor floated a legal "theory" that the President of the United States could, indeed, stand above constitutional statutes, Dodd declared on Monday:

"That is about as basic as it gets," Dodd said. "You must obey the law. Everyone must."

This, along with his fight to prevent telecoms from being granted amnesty for their participation in the illegal spying of American citizens, are the only things coming out of congress that feel anywhere close to representing my interests in any way. If you'd like to make calls to members of the senate judiciary panel to implore them to vote against granting the telecoms amnesty you can get all the information you need here

Dodd is the only one to actually acknowledge and make the wholesale dismissal of the constitution, over the past 7 years, part of his presidential platform.

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