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Clinton vs. Obama on telecom immunity

In a few days I'll post the reasons why I think Barack Obama, not Hillary Clinton, should be the democratic presidential nominee. For now, please note what happened today.

I'm not talking about the potomac primary, I'm talking about the vote in the Senate to strip retroactive immunity from civil liability for telecom companies that cooperated with the Bush administration's illegal wiretapping of American citizens without a warrant.

A "yea" vote was a vote to strip the immunity, and hold telecoms accountable when they act illegally. A "nay" vote was a capitulation to the Bush administration's rule by fiat, and a vote against the rule of law.

Yea: Barack Obama

Nay: John McCain

Absent: Hillary Clinton

Ever the proud champion of principle, Hillary doesn't actively capitulate to her opponents.  She passively capitulates.


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