Blow hard gin soaked Senator Dodd, Dem-CT in an attempt to remain relevant, even though he has taken himself out of the next race for Senate, due to an impending landslide loss of Biblical proportions, is adding his two cents to the race for recently pickled Democratic Senator from Massachusetts, Teddy “waitress sandwich” Kennedy.
“Ted was my best friend in the Senate, and best friends always fight for each other,” Dodd wrote in the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee letter.
“So when I saw that Martha was being attacked by tea partyers and right-wing radicals – they raised over $1 million in one day – I knew I needed to do everything I could to help.”
Most polls show the Brown-Coakley race as a dead heat. Thus the strong words from Dodd, who is retiring this year to avoid an election battle of his own.
“Healthcare was the cause of my friend Ted Kennedy’s life,” Dodd wrote. “So it sickens me that the Republican running to take Ted’s place is vowing to be the 41st vote to kill healthcare reform.”.
“This seat represents more than Ted’s progressive legacy,” Dodd wrote.
“This seat is the tipping point between a Senate that can pass President Obama’s agenda and one frozen into inaction by Republican obstruction. Scott Brown is the face of that obstruction, and that’s why we must help Martha.”
Massachusetts’s top election official says it could take weeks to certify the results of the upcoming U.S. Senate special election. That delay could let President Barack Obama preserve a key 60th vote for his health care overhaul even if the Republican who has vowed to kill it wins Democrat Edward M. Kennedy’s former seat.
Secretary of State William F. Galvin, citing state law, says city and town clerks must wait at least 10 days for absentee ballots to arrive before they certify the results of the Jan. 19 election. They then have five more days to file the returns with his office.
Galvin bypassed the provision in 2007 so his fellow Democrats could gain a House vote they needed to override a veto of then-Republican President George W. Bush, but the secretary says U.S. Senate rules would preclude a similar rush today.
The potential delay has become a rallying point for the GOP, which argues Democrats have been twisting the rules to pass the health care bill despite public opposition. It’s also prompted criticism from government watchdogs. MORE
I don’t think we have ever seen this behavior from anyone in the Senate, not even from those infamous Democrat boozers, Dodd and Kennedy.