Dick Blumenthal’s Countrywide problem.
It’s not often that you’ll see a conservative site link approvingly to a Nation article, but these are odd days. The executive summary: in 2008 Countrywide Financial/Bank of America – yes, the same Countrywide that gave sweetheart loans to Senator Dodd of Connecticut, who completely non-coincidentally decided not to run for re-election this year – entered into a 8.6 billion dollar settlement with those of | Read More »
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 »
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 »
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 »