From the "Me too" file.
"I can't say it any clearer: I will be helping Chris Dodd because he deserves the help."Me too, Mr. President. Polls taken on the heels of a flurry of negative press surrounding Dodd's role in the AIG bonuses (not his only problem at home, but still the immediate atmosphere of the polling) has led to furious hand wringing in some quarters of the lefty blogosphere, including calls for a primary contest. I'm no more enamored of Dodd's parochial relationship to the banking and insurance industries than the next guy, but folks in Connecticut no doubt would look askance at Patty Murray's fealty to The Boeing Company. On war, on civil liberties, on children's and family issues, on and on, though, Chris Dodd's leadership and service has been admirable and often indispensable.
He's in a jam. It's time to rally 'round, not roll over.