Happy Dodd Photo

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Via leinie in the blogwhoring kitteh thread, get well soon, Senator:

First, I feel fine. As you have probably noticed, I’m working some long and hard hours lately. And that will continue.

Second,
I’m going to be fine. We caught this early. The biopsies I had showed a
minimal amount of cancer, and that it hasn’t spread. My prognosis is
excellent.

Third, as a Member of Congress, I have good
health insurance. I was able to seek the opinions of highly skilled
doctors, consider all the available options, and choose the treatment
that’s right for me.

When the Senate adjourns at the end of next week, I’m going to have
surgery. After a brief recuperation at home, I’ll be back at work.

My
hope is that we will pass the Health Care bill that we passed in the
HELP Committee in the Senate so that every American will be able to get
an annual physical and talk to their doctor about screening so that
problems like this can be caught early and treated.”

Those of you what are n00bs, this is the reason I will always love him:

My father, Senator Tom Dodd, was the number two
American prosecutor at the famous Nuremberg trials. And I have never,
never forgotten the example he set.

As
Justice Robert Jackson said in his opening statement at Nuremberg:
“That four great nations, flushed with victory and stung with injury,
stay the hand of vengeance and voluntarily submit their captive enemies
to the judgment of the law is one of the most significant tributes that
Power has ever paid to Reason.”

Mr. President, what is the tribute that Power owes to Reason?

That America stands for a transcendent idea.

The idea that laws should rule, not men.

The idea that the Constitution does not get suspended for vengeance.

The
idea that this nation should never tailor its eternal principles to the
conflict of the moment, because if we did, we would be walking in the
footsteps of the enemies we despised.

The
tribute that Power owes to Reason is due today. I know that we can find
the strength to pay it. And if we can’t? We will all have to answer for
it.

A.

3 thoughts on “Happy Dodd Photo

  1. spocko says:

    And here it is I always thought you loved him for his hair!
    Well now that TKK finds out that standing up for some principles will win your love, he’ll get right on that.

  2. leinie says:

    Thanks, A. We both love him for the same reasons. The thought of losing both him and Teddy just makes me sad.

  3. pansypoo says:

    now go back and fix the bankruptcy bill.

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