31 October 2007

Chris Dodd Does Something Right

We here at Everyday aren't huge fans of Connecticut's Iowa's senior Senator, Chris Dodd. (Apparently, neither are Democrats in Iowa, New Hampshire, or Florida) But when he does something right, we certainly will credit him.

Last night, at the Democrat debate in Philadelphia (see our coverage here, here, and here) Dodd said this:

"Clinton: So what Governor Spitzer is trying to do is to fill the vacuum. I believe we need to get back to comprehensive immigration reform because no state, no matter how well intentioned, can fill this gap. There needs to be federal action on immigration reform.

Russert: Does anyone here believe an illegal immigrant should not have a driver's license?

(Unknown): Believe what?

Russert: An illegal immigrant should not have a driver's license.

Dodd: This is a privilege. And, look, I'm as forthright and progressive on immigration policy as anyone here. But we're dealing with a serious problem here, we need to have people come forward. The idea that we're going to extend this privilege here of a driver's license I think is troublesome, and I think the American people are reacting to it.
We need to deal with security on our borders. We need to deal with the attraction that draws people here. We need to deal fairly with those who are here.

But this is a privilege. Talk about health care, I have a different opinion. That affects the public health of all of us.

But a license is a privilege, and that ought not to be extended, in my view."


And there you have it.

4 comments:

Headless Horseman said...

Don't you mean he SAID something right? He hasn't done a damned thing...

Heath - Exec Dir said...

Point well made.

Headless Horseman said...

On the other hand, you have pointed out something that I note the left-wing bloggers have avoided today.

Why aren't any of them talking about this position of Dodd's that sets him apart from not only Hillary Clinton, but the rest of the Democratic dogma-espousing candidates?

I wonder what the writers at MyLeftNutSmegma think about that...

Heath - Exec Dir said...

It's strange that after the high praise heaped upon Chris Dodd for some of his other positions, this one has failed to capture the imagination in some corners of the blogosphere.