So How Gutless *Are* The Democrats?

I guess we’ll get to see, but it looks like the answer is going to be “pretty much entirely gutless” when it comes to telecom amnesty. This article offers up a pretty clear portrait of Harry Reid’s gutlessness: Democrats Try to Delay Eavesdropping Vote

Senate Democrats concede that they probably lack the votes needed to stop a White House-backed plan to give immunity to phone utilities that helped the National Security Agency’s eavesdropping, and they are seeking to put off the vote for another month.

[…] Advocates for civil liberties fault the Senate majority leader, Harry Reid of Nevada, for what they see as a weak effort to block the White House immunity plan. Mr. Reid opposes immunity, but his decision to allow an initial vote on the Intelligence Committee plan, with immunity, has angered opponents.

“If Senator Reid wanted to win, he would have put the judiciary vote on the floor first,” Caroline Frederickson, director of the Washington legislative office of the American Civil Liberties Union, said. “It seems as if he wants to lose.”

See Glenn Greenwald’s screed: Will the Democratic presidential candidates adhere to their rhetoric? — pointing out that no one is going to help Senator Dodd block this shameful amnesty. Also, see this later post — Your Harry Reid-led Senate in action