Dodd Steps In It Again; At Least He’s Consistent

    The Connecticut Post and the Hartford Courant both have coverage of Chris Dodd’s latest embarrassment, the revelation that he was one of the recipients of a significant amount of campaign contributions from R. Allen Stanford, this week’s Bernie Madoff. In fact, he was fourth on the list, coming in at $27,500 according to the Post, though the Courant quotes Dodd’s spokesman as indicating the amount | Read More »

    Simmons Sounds Serious As Dodd’s Decline Draws National Attention

    Politico is the latest national outlet to report on the increasingly tenuous position Chris Dodd finds himself in as November, 2010 looms on the horizon, and Rob Simmons sounds more and more like a candidate every day. One of those ousted GOP incumbents, former Rep. Rob Simmons, told Politico he is “seriously exploring” running and would be making a final decision by the end of | Read More »

    Dodd’s Desperation: His Executive Compensation Limitation Amendment

    If financial institutions are taking federal funds under TARP, the government should have some say in how much they executives get paid, right? It’s only fair. That is the knee-jerk reaction of many people, and it is understandable to some extent as a gut feeling, but Chris Dodd is one of the few in government who thinks this is actually a good idea in the | Read More »

    Dodd’s Decision: To Run Or Not To Run

    The Hartford Courant has another editorial, this time questioning whether Chris Dodd will run for re-election in 2010. Five-term U.S. Sen. Christopher J. Dodd has some thinking to do. Poll numbers are dropping and potential Republican opponents are circling like sharks in the water, sensing an opportunity to end the political career of Connecticut’s tarnished Democratic icon. Mr. Dodd must decide whether to plow forward | Read More »

    Premature Circulation – Dodd Book Deal Not Done Yet

    Talk of Dodd’s book deal may have been premature. Reports at the Everyday Republican, Hartford Courant and CT News Junkie indicate nothing is set in stone. Hopefully someone at Crown publishing will see how ridiculous the entire premise is. From NBC Connecticut: The publishing company, Crown, which is an imprint of Random House issued this “clarification” by e-mail Friday: Publishers Weekly, through information prematurely sent | Read More »

    The Nauseating Impudence Of Chris Dodd

    I am praying that this is some sort of sick joke. It has to be. Crown senior editor Sean Desmond has acquired a history of the congressional bailout of the financial markets by Sen. Christopher J. Dodd with Lary Bloom. Titled Thirteen Days: How the Financial Crisis Changed the Politics of Washington, the book will provide an intimate look at how, over the course of | Read More »

    Inside The Q Poll: For Dodd, At Least As Bad As The Headlines Suggest

    Apparently, Connecticut voters are not the ignorant fools Chris Dodd takes them for. After electing and reelecting him to the US Senate for almost as long as Carter’s CRA has been eating away at our economy, they are coming to their senses and appear poised to hold Dodd responsible for his actions by finally replacing him. The latest Quinnipiac poll was released today, and it | Read More »

    If A-Rod Were C-Dodd

    Some time last June, rumors surfaced that New York Yankee third baseman Alex Rodriguez had tested positive for performance enhancing drugs in 2003. He denied it, saying there was no story here, and promised to release his test results, which he assured us would clear his good name. From that time forward, he played the fans as fools, telling them he would release the reports | Read More »

    If Dodd Thought His Staged Spectacle Would Make His Troubles Go Away Here At Home, He Was Wrong

    Apparently, no one here in Connecticut is buying Chris Dodd’s sorry “apology” and half-baked disclosure of his mortgage records. Here are a few comments from his hometown papers. Hartford Courant: Sen. Dodd Disappoints Seven months after a magazine article disclosed that Sen. Christopher Dodd was among several high-profile federal officials who got loans on favorable terms from now-failed mortgage giant Countrywide Financial Corp., he has | Read More »

    Rob Simmons v. Chris Dodd In 2010? Simmons Says He Is Considering It

    The Journal Inquirer has the following news report regarding Rob Simmons and his plans for the future. In it, he indicates that he wouldn’t run against Rell for Governor, but would consider running if she decided to bow out after this term. Regarding Dodd’s senate seat, he said this: The one-time CIA officer, who during a Journal Inquirer interview said several times that he was | Read More »

    Who Got Us To Where We Are, And How

    The American Spectator has a good article in the February issue that walks you through the beginnings of the mortgage market crisis that has contributed so heavily to the floundering economy. Here’s the intro, but take five or ten minutes and read the whole thing: Two narratives seem to be forming to describe the underlying causesof the financial crisis. One, as outlined in a New | Read More »

    Dodd And Dems Cannot Even Convince Their Own On “Bad Bank”

    One of Chris Dodd’s more recent bright ideas is to set up a government bank to buy up all the toxic mortgages that he helped create with his “home-ownership is a God-given right” schtick. Apparently, not everyone thinks that is a good idea. Not even lefty investor George Soros:   That leaves the second issue: what to do with the toxic assets currently held by | Read More »

    Chris Dodd Spits In The Faces Of The People Who Keep Electing Him

    News leaked this morning that Chris Dodd was going to release his mortgage documents, but instead what we got was a quasi-release of records, a confirmation from a hired hand that what he has been saying all along is in fact true, and an “apology,” kind of. It was like a Rod Blagojevich press conference; something out of the Twilight Zone. First, the fact of | Read More »

    Courant Calls Out Chris For Countrywide Circus

    Kudos to the Hartford Courant editorial board, with whom I rarely see eye to eye, for taking Dodd to task for playing games with regard to his Countrywide mortgage documents. U.S. Sen. Christopher J. Dodd says he’s got nothing to hide. Yet for two months he’s issued confusing and conflicting statements on whether he’ll publicly release documents relating to two loans he and his wife | Read More »

    Even Socialists Think The Bailouts Are Insane

    Would you have ever imagined that you would read about the Russian Prime Minister lecturing the United States on the dangers of socialism? Courtesy of The Times: Vladimir Putin, the Russian Prime Minister, launched a swingeing attack on Western financial rescue packages yesterday, calling for a new world order to reverse the financial crisis. On his first visit to the World Economic Forum in Davos, | Read More »