Sen Dodd's HuffPost article, My Oath of Office sounds like just what America needs after the last few years' worth of the criminal undermining of our Constitution.
Because he's a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, it occurs to me that Sen Dodd could've been busier with these issues before the current Bush-Cheney rot set in so deeply, and the Clinton dissolutions, too.
Still if Dodd's name is on the ballot for 2008, he may be the lesser of two you-know-whats.
Born in Willimantic CT, May 27, 1944, Dodd's Sun Gem/Moon Leo is shared natally by Rudy Giuliani, Walt Whitman, Anne Frank, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Paul McCartney (!)
The positive, regal, centerstage-loving Sun Gem/Moon Leo combo has this Image for Integration:
A king holds court and surprises his audience by joining the mandolin player in a duet of song and story. (Sorry, but only Paul gets to sing!) (Sun Sign-Moon Sign, Chas & Suzi Harvey.)
As Walt Whitman wrote: "I celebrate myself; I sing myself."
R.W. Emerson adds: "Whoso would be a man must be a nonconformist."
Anne Frank: "In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart." (She wasn't taking Washington into consideration obviously...the varmints.)
This personality blend indicates that Senator Dodd is an 'ideas person' and a natural salesman with an eye toward the main chance. Values are rooted in the past, but he is in the here-and-now, dealing with practical problems.
His father, Sen Thomas Dodd, was a leading prosecutor during the International Nuremburg war crimes tribunals, and Chris Dodd was in attendance at JFK's Inauguration on Jan 20, 1961. Those are some heavy-duty contacts with US history.
However, Dodd's n Mars/Saturn midpoint is conj US (and George Bush's) n Sun...
Mars/Saturn = Sun: breaking down under stress; possible health threat; sense of loss; eking it out; inability to meet all demands or to master all situations.
But that's only one factor, of course. And he certainly has the experience, both foreign and domestic. Dodd's status as senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee makes him an enabler if not culpable in what's been going on in America the last several years. He should've known and done better by us and got others to go along. What good is having a Mars-Pluto conj if you can't threaten people to cooperate with you once in a while?
(Okay--you know all Washington politicians are considered culpable around here! They get elected to--or placed in--office in order to be at the top of the heap and "serve" in responsible positions so I let them be responsible--and if that's wrong, I don't wanna be right.)
Now you know that some people say the Peace Corps, instituted by JFK, was an organization created primarily for spying missions. Perhaps so. Well, Chris Dodd joined the Peace Corps in 1966, apparently taking seriously JFK's call to all Americans to be part of something greater than themselves.
(You remember Bush's "call"...go shopping.)
So it was off to the Dominican Republic for young Christopher, then back to join the National Guard and the US Army Reserves. Well, right there he's got it all over George AWOL Bush, doesn't he? Dodd's Mars-Pluto conj shows a person with personal courage who is good in a crisis because he knows how to withhold action until just the right moment (another big fat zero for Bush.)
Mars-Pluto tends to be aggressive toward goals, yet may not want what was desired once it's achieved.
Now wouldn't that be inconvenient if you attained the Oval Office only to find you didn't want it after all?