Indeed, as a general matter, betting on Democratic Congressional submission to Bush's demands is one of the surest bets there is. And with Reid and most of the Senate Democratic leadership specifically committed to delivering yet another victory for Bush and their telecom owners on the FISA bill, "uphill battle" is an understatement for describing the challenge which proponents of the rule of law face. As Froomkin put it on a separate, recent occasion in his column: "Historians looking back on the Bush presidency may well wonder if Congress actually existed."Proponents are already back to pushing the false meme that immunity is necessary to protect the ability of the administration to "spy on terrorists" and planting the frame that Democrats are enabling terrorism by blocking it. We're going to have to push back harder. Chris Dodd has his work cut out for him, and I hope everyone sent him a note of encouragement. He will pay a high price to stand up in this fight and he needs to know we have his back.