Reading The Pictures: Harry And Co. Go MIA

12/18/2007 12:04 pm 12:04:25 | Updated May 25, 2011

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This image from today's NYT is a brilliant, if sad commentary, on the absence of Democratic Congressional leadership.

If not for Chris Dodd, standing up the end of the line and promising a real-live fillibuster of yesterday's wiretapping amendment, the Dems (from Reid, on down this shamefully absent row) would have granted immunity to the massive telephone companies (the N.S.A.'s enablers) for the sake of Harry and Co.'s fear of standing up to Bush, and maybe not getting out of town on time.

What Digby said here and (after Dodd prevailed) here.

Nice touch, too, that it's Chris who stands with the flag.

For more of the visual -- including The Reason I'm Not Posting The Bush 2007 Holiday Card -- visit

(image: Doug Mills/The New York Times. Washington. December 17, 2007. Source article here.)