Posted by Brian at 3:07 PM
Give Dodd his due
Okay, maybe I'm just being nitpicky here, but I think MSNBC did Chris Dodd a disservice here in the subhead.
Clinton, Obama vote 'no' on Senate Iraq bill
Other presidential candidates: Dodd joins in 'no' vote; Biden votes 'yes'
Yes, Clinton and Obama are the front runners while Dodd languishes in the margin of error of most polls, but Dodd was the one candidate in the Senate who was out front on this issue. He's been calling for a no vote for more than a week while Clinton and Obama hemmed and hawwed their ways around the issue before having the "courage" to vote no on a bill that passed 80-14. Easy to say no when it won't be your vote that kills the bill.
Don't get me wrong--I'm glad they voted no, and I wish they'd gotten 37 of their colleagues to join them, but the story is wrong. Dodd didn't join in the no vote--he led the no vote. Obama and Clinton joined him.
Oh yeah. This is the 1,000th post for the blog. It's been a cool 3+ years for me, and with the new people posting regularly, I'm sure it won't take as long to hit 2,000.