I hope they are just two of many many more in a building wave of departures from Congress (voluntary or otherwise) of big corporate/big government Democrats.
Harry Reid is likely to be at the top of that list (involuntarily of course), joining Tom Daschle as the 2nd consecutive Senate Democrat Leader to be tossed from office by the constituents he so blithely betrayed term-after-term in Congress.
Clearly, the heat is on and many smarmy Democrat government lifers (in Dodd's case also a political family dynasty beneficiary) are beginning to see the writing all over the wall.
We saw such (forced) retirements with plenty of big government corporatist Republicans these last several years. (Good riddance, too.). Now it's the Democrats' turn.
All of the above-mentioned are likely to leave new Republican U.S. Senators in the wake of their careers of destruction from on high.
Of course, there will always be the last holdouts in the bunker to the bitter end.
One can only hope they don't get away with too much before the door slams their pampered derrieres on the way out.
No doubt, the spoils of K Street await them in their lifelong quests to do "public service." (Hah.)