The Congress: The Undoing of Dodd

Tom, I have the report here. It isn't all good, Tom.

With this understatement, made all the more gentle by his rich Mississippi drawl, Senator John Stennis last week extended a bit of senatorial courtesy to Senator Thomas Dodd: he gave him an advance copy of the Stennis Committee's report on Dodd's conduct.

There was no understatement in the document's conclusion. The six-member Committee on Standards and Conduct unanimously recommended that the Senate censure the Connecticut Demo crat for behavior that is "contrary to good morals, derogates from the public trust expected...

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