Dodd Crushed By Local Media Over Weekend
I think it would be fair to say that Chris Dodd has never had a three or four day period with this much negative press from his local mainstream media. You might have to go back to John Rowland to find anyone in Connecticut who has. These jumped out at me, but I am fairly confident that this is not an exhaustive list. From the | Read More »
RNC Vid On AIG Flap, Cameos By Gibbs, Dodd, Obama
Check out this planned Web video from the RNC on the whole AIG fiasco, via MSNBC. I can’t believe Gibbs gets paid to speak in public. Cross-posted at The Artful Doddger.
Rough Day For Dodd
Chris Dodd has had a few days he’d rather forget over the last few months, but I don’t know that any have been as bad as today. It cannot be comfortable when virtually everyone, on both sides, is pointing the finger at you for something as unpopular as the Dodd Amendment has quickly become. When it comes to Dodd, I am much more bothered by | Read More »
Chris Dodd Needs A Credibility Bailout
Lie: noun; 1. a false statement made with deliberate intent to deceive; an intentional untruth; a falsehood. 2. something intended or serving to convey a false impression; imposture. 3. an inaccurate or false statement. As I posted earlier, yesterday Chris Dodd claimed that he had nothing to do with the exemption in his executive compensation amendment to the stimulus bill for bonuses distributed pursuant to | Read More »
Dodd’s Most Recent Kick To The Groin: AIG
Just when you find yourself wondering if things could get any worse for Chris Dodd, insurance giant AIG, which he recently helped bail out, gives away $160 million of taxpayer money in bonuses to their executives. He must be sitting on his couch right now, rubbing his temples, and just wondering when it is going to let up. In the New York Times we find | Read More »
NRSC’s First Shot At Dodd A Dud
I get the St. Patrick’s Day connection and all, but this ad is pretty weak. It looks like a high school student put it together when they should have been paying attention in class. The Irish accent is atrocious and I think Dodd has involved himself in too many scandals to cram them all into one commercial. It is dizzying! I hope Simmons and company | Read More »
A special St. Patrick’s Day message for Dodd, from the NRSC.
It takes a lot for me to admit to the existence of St. Patrick’s Day; like virtually everybody else who can legitimately claim full-blooded Irish descent (15/16ths, in my case), I despise this holiday. Drunken non-Celtic buffoons with bad accents vomiting all over the place doesn’t appeal*. So, it requires something special to get me to even acknowledge the iconography. This’ll do:
Off The Wire: Rob Simmons Edition
Rob Simmons got a fair share of press today, despite the late-night, email-only announcement of his candidacy. Coverage from today of Simmons’ announcement can be found at: CT Local Politics The Hill Washington Post Politico ConnPoliticsTV Swing State Project Senatus Instapundit American Spectator DailyKos
Dragging Dodd Downe?
On Face the State Sunday, Chris Dodd talked with host Dennis House (who returned to Dodd’s ethical problems repeatedly throughout the interview) about his relationship with his good friend Edward Downe, Jr. As you may recall, Downe was Dodd’s real estate partner on a DC condo in the mid-80’s, and he helped facilitate the partnership that resulted in his purchase eight years later of the | Read More »
It’s Official: Rob Simmons To Challenge Dodd
As reported by the Hartford Courant, Rob Simmons has officially announced his intention to challenge Chris Dodd for his senate seat in 2010. Via an email to the AP, Simmons said that after meeting with family and friends today, he received unanimous support and made the decision. I have said Simmons is probably in the best position to challenge Dodd of those whose names have | Read More »
The first step in Lieberman’s reunion with the Democrats.
Not that he was ever really gone, but the formalities must be observed. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said running as a Democrat is up to Lieberman, noting he has not yet had any talks with him about doing so. But Durbin said Lieberman this year has lived up to his promise to be a loyal and reliable vote on Democratic priorities. “I will | Read More »
Simmons And Dodd On Sunday Morning Talk Shows
Set your Tivos for tomorrow morning for info on Connecticut’s senate seat up for grabs in 2010. The Real Story, Fox 61 at 8:30 am: Host Shelly Sindland will have Dodd-challenger and former-Congressman Rob Simmons. Perhaps he will announce his run? He had said earlier he thought he’d decide by the Ides of March. Face the State, WFSB 3 at 11:00 am: Host Dennis House | Read More »
Off The Wire: Kevin Rennie On Dodd, The Q-Poll, Joe And Chris Friends Again And More
Unfortunately for me, I am back in the United States, though I haven’t made it back to Connecticut yet. I picked a less-than-optimal time to be away, and feel like I missed a lot. I have done my best in the short time I have had to put together some links that may be of interest from the past week. There are a lot of | Read More »
State of Connecticut moves to take over finances of Catholic churches.
Cross posted at: www.thepoliticalclass.com State of Connecticut moves to take over finances of Catholic churches. That’s correct – a bill introduced by Connecticut House of Representatives Andrew McDonald and Michael Lawlor is now a hot topic among Catholics. It should also make the rounds of every church in the country. The Connecticut Post’s full story is linked here. They report: Saying it would | Read More »
Democrats attempt to take control of Connecticut Catholic Church.
Chris Dodd must be annoying people all over Connecticut. The paper didn’t even try to hide political affiliations for this one: After a priest stole $1.4 million from a church in Darien, state legislators have proposed a law that would regulate how parishes are controlled and operated. The state’s Catholic bishops rallied opposition from the pulpits at weekend Masses. The law essentially would strip the | Read More »