from yesterday's Hartford Courant web site... the Senator expressed anger that Nevada Senator John Ensign would delay the mortgage bailout bill to get his renewable energy bill voted on
On the Senate floor this morning, Dodd again reminded the body that more than 8,000 homeowners are filing foreclosure papers each day. "One United States senator said 'No, I'm sorry, but my bill is more important than the 8,000 of you and the 8,000 yesterday and the 8,000 tomorrow.' "
o.k. Senator Delay
How about : One United States senator said 'No, I'm sorry, but my presidential campaign is more important than the 1,300,000 of you last year that expected the Senate Banking Committee to do something about the mortgage mess" http://www.nydailynews.com/news/us_world/2008/01/29/2008-01-29_home_foreclosures_up_79_percent.html
Chris Dodd may have missed crucial stump time in Iowa in order to stage his filibuster of the telcom immunity provision in the FISA bill. But it paid off. Harry Reid pulled the bill on Monday, which counts as a big victory for Dodd. And the netroots rewarded Dodd's efforts with an outpouring of support and activism. According to the Dodd campaign, more than 615,000 emails from more than 11,400 people were sent to other Senators lobbying them to back Dodd on the FISA filibuster. And more than 20,000 comments were posted on ChrisDodd.com supporting his cause. The filibuster also benefitted Dodd's long-shot presidential campaign. According to the campaign, it generated 20,000 new sign-ups and nearly $200,000 in contributions.http://www.time-blog.com/swampland/2007/12/dodds_filibuster_fallout.html