The Senate: Taps for Tom

For the better part of nine days, Thomas Joseph Dodd had asked ever more plaintively for an end to the proceedings. "Don't drag me through any more," he implored. "Give me my rest either in sorrow or relief." Last week, as weary of the debate as Dodd himself, the Senate complied. It voted, 92 to 5, to censure the senior Senator from Connecticut for bringing the Senate into "dishonor and disrepute" by wrongfully taking $116,083 in campaign funds for his own use. He was only the seventh Senator in 178 years to be formally condemned by his colleagues...

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