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 »

    Secret US Plan To Destroy Ukranian Economy Disclosed

    How else can you explain this? WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ — Senator Christopher J. Dodd is scheduled to give the keynote speech at a breakfast forum hosted by the Ukrainian Foundation for Effective Governance (FEG) and The Hill, on February 24in Washington, D.C., announced Nataliya Izosimova, Managing Director of FEG. [snip] “The event, focusing on ‘Building a Strong Economy for the Real Ukraine,’ will further | Read More »

    Dodd Gives Lecture On Moral Authority While O.J. Searches For Real Killer

    Have you ever read something so outrageous that you have to re-read it two or three times to make sure you got it right? Or heard something so implausible you’d never believe it if you hadn’t used the TiVo to replay it, just for confirmation? Think OJ, dedicating his life to finding the real killer. Well, I’ll put the following Chris Dodd statements, as reported | Read More »

    Dodd Retiring To Avoid Electoral Defeat in 2010?

    Dean Pagani has an interesting look at the future of Connecticut’s congressional delegation in The Hartford Business Journal, and finds it is quite possible that future does not include our current senators. Connecticut’s congressional delegation has been populated by the same seven to eight people for much of the last 25 years. Sens. Chris Dodd and Joe Lieberman have been at the top, dominating state | Read More »

    Schiff v. Dodd On Fannie And Freddie

    Promoted from diaries.  Ron Paul connection to Schiff for Senate, or no. – Moe Lane Via Market Speculator, here is a video put together by Schiff for Senate juxtaposing years of Dodd ignoring the problems of his campaign donors with Schiff predicting what has come to pass. Wouldn’t it be something to have a senator who had a clue? Cross-posted at The Artful Doddger.