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Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Essential Estrogen: Dodd Raises Eyebrows in Cedar Rapids

Excerpted from this post at Essential Estrogen

It might seem disingenuous to say a 63-year-old politician has come of
age, but that's exactly what Sen. Chris Dodd appears to have done. On
Monday night, while addressing roughly 40 members of the Linn Phoenix
Club in the home of Cedar Rapids Mayor Kay Halloran, Dodd, who has
been lacking spark on the campaign trail, found his box of matches.
His display of humor and forcefulness of character seemed to catch
many off-guard. "Any jackass can kick down a barn door," Dodd said
while discussing needed reforms in America, prompting eyebrows to dart
up across the room. "It takes an architect to build the barn. And
we've had too many jackasses in this country." While Dodd covered many
issues including Iraq, education, immigration, the environment,
medicare/medicaid, and problems facing minority-run business during
the stop, he was able to intertwine them around a central theme of
putting America first.

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