I count coup on Senator Chris Dodd (D-Countrywide).
I do not claim the scalp – that honor is collectively shared by the VRWC as a whole – but by God I will count coup on the man. He’s going out the door, and he didn’t want to go, and his party’s leadership didn’t want him to go. He’s going because a lot of people – including myself – kept reminding the Connecticut electorate | Read More »
Sen. Chris Dodd (D): airport screenings for explosives doubleplusungood.
In fairness, that money was just sitting there, all fat, dumb and happy, and practically begging to be misappropriated to some domestic pork program. Besides, how was Dodd supposed to know that international terrorists would come up with the novel idea of using explosives to try to blow up airplanes? Now that our attention is focused on airline security measures thanks to the failed airline | Read More »
The GOP ‘fears’ Rahm Emanuel?
Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel ? Really ? What has he done to deserve that? Moe Lane PS: The rest of the article (via RCP , by the way) wasn’t all that interesting. I’m not saying don’t read it; just don’t expect overmuch from it. Crossposted to Moe Lane .
See Dodd spin. Spin, Dodd! Spin!
Senator Chris Dodd (D, Irish Mansion CT) is having a time of it with this sweetheart Countrywide loans thing. First off, the Senate Ethics investigation somehow managed to avoid going after him for his activities, which meant that Dodd thought that he could start repairing the damage to his fundraising reputation (H/T: Instapundit): U.S. Sen. Christopher J. Dodd is saying it’s time to move on | Read More »
Simmons outraised Dodd in 3Q.
970K for Simmons; 900K for Dodd. Please also note that Dodd’s spokesman carefully did not mention his candidate’s cash-on-hand while making excuses for Dodd’s lackluster third quarter, which suggests that the lobbyist crony* is having problems on that front, too. Couple that with his ongoing Countrywide problem, and one has to wonder what the next set of polls will look like… Moe Lane PS: Rob | Read More »
‘You almost have to feel sorry’ for Chris Dodd (D-CT).
Here’s a brief intelligence test. Question: If you are a Senator who has spent the last week bashing lobbyists in a desperate attempt to look like a populist, would you or would you not attend an elitist DSCC retreat designed to put Democratic politicians and K Street checkbooks in the same room? If the answer is “you would not attend,” congratulations: you’re smarter than Chris | Read More »
Dodd upset over questions about wife’s conflict of interest.
There are times when you don’t need to go past the title and subtitle: Dodd Says Questions About Wife’s Role in Health Care Industry ‘Offensive’ Sen. Chris Dodd, D-Conn., whose wife Jackie Clegg Dodd sits on the boards of four health care companies, disputes the suggestion that his wife’s career could pose a conflict of interest. It really does say it all, doesn’t it? We’re | Read More »
Dodd lying to Left over online lender lobbyist ties?
Credit where credit is due: this is a nice piece of reporting on Dodd by the Huffington Post. The title (“Dodd Dinner With Online Payday Lenders Transforms Into Fundraiser“) explains a bit already, but the background is this: there’s a lobbying group called the Online Lenders Alliance. Fair enough. They’re throwing a conference this week. So far, so good. There’s a bunch of people from | Read More »
Chris Dodd (D-CT) thinks that you’re all a bunch of Nazis.
Because you can tell the difference between pouring water on a towel held over the mouth of three separate individuals (and under very carefully controlled conditions), and sending 17 million people to the gas chamber*. (H/T: Melissa Clouthier) But, do you know something? Don’t get mad. Get even. More here. Moe Lane *For the record: this comment does not mean that I deny you your | Read More »
Hi, Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND). Enjoying your Countrywide mortgage?
You know, the one that’s just like the ones that your fellow Democrat Chris Dodd (D-CT) got? Report Details Countrywide’s Efforts to Benefit VIPs WASHINGTON — – Executives at Countrywide Financial, one of the biggest names of the housing boom, routinely violated internal company policies to provide below-market rates on home loans to the politically connected and powerful, according to a congressional report to be | Read More »
The New York Times spanks Chris Dodd for stonewalling.
I give them ten out of ten for yelling at him over this… Senator Dodd’s Notion of Courtesy After reports emerged in June about him having received favorable treatment on two home mortgages from the Countrywide Financial Corporation, Senator Christopher Dodd, a Democrat from Connecticut, promised that he would release documents to support his contention that he never benefited financially from the terms of the | Read More »
Wall Street Journal: Shine a Light In Chris Dodd’s (D-CT) eyes!
We’ll get to that chain in a second, but read the article first: Dodd and Countrywide The Senator should take the witness stand Former Lehman Brothers CEO Dick Fuld was under oath Monday when he was grilled on Capitol Hill about his role in the current financial meltdown. But if Members really want to understand the credit mania, they should also call Chris Dodd. The | Read More »
It’s like this entire election season was created to make me laugh like a loon on a regular basis. Obama seeks info on Dodd in vice president search By NEDRA PICKLER, Associated Press Writer 57 minutes ago WASHINGTON – Barack Obama’s presidential campaign has requested information from Democratic Sen. Chris Dodd as part of its search for a possible vice presidential candidate. The former White | Read More »