Dodd Apologizes For Nationalization Comments

    After seeing the resulting damage and recovering from his inexplicable shock at the reaction they elicited, Chairman of the Senate Banking Committee Chris Dodd apologized yesterday for his foolish and ill-timed comments suggesting that U.S. banks may be nationalized. From the L.A. Times: Sen. Chris Dodd is apologizing today for his comments Friday suggesting that it might be necessary to nationalize banks for a short | Read More »

    Secret US Plan To Destroy Ukrainian 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’s Friday Meeting On How To Spin His Scandals? Opinions Solicited On Twitter

    I was poking around on TweetDeck this afternoon when I saw the following two Tweets in my “Search: Dodd” window: [ ] Sen Chris Dodd. Popularity declining amidst Countrywide scandalMeeting Friday w staff to brainstorm Any ideas to help spin this? Suggestion on how to reestablish Chris Dodd’s popularity after recent Countrywide scandal? Brainstorm session with his team on Friday. Help! I replied, suggesting he | Read More »

    We’re Running Out Of Shoes To Drop On Chris Dodd

    Chris Dodd has to be ecstatic that February is almost over. The month that began with the sham “release” of his oft-questioned Countrywide mortgage records is now ending (hopefully for him) with Kevin Rennie’s piece in the Hartford Courant about an earlier questionable real estate deal. This particular scandal allegedly begins with Dodd going in on an Irish cottage, continues with him working the President | Read More »

    Hartford Business Journal on the Republican Resurrection In Connecticut

    In the Hartford Business Journal tomorrow, Dean Pagani looks at the changing political landscape in Connecticut for the 2010 elections. For the first time in a long time, there are Republicans thinking about waging statewide campaigns, not only because they think they have a shot at winning but to position themselves for future campaigns. That’s a healthy approach if the party ever hopes to be | Read More »

    Senator Sinks Stocks With Statement, Seems Stunned

    Yesterday, when asked about the nationalization of banks in an interview with Bloomberg, Senator Chris Dodd said that he is “concerned that we may end up having to do that, at least for a short time.” The foolishness of Dodd, the Chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, talking publicly about nationalizing the banks while the industry is teetering on the brink is readily apparent to | Read More »

    Off The Wire: More Reasons To Vote Dodd Out

    I’ve been pretty sick with the flu (guess that flu shot wasn’t all it’s cracked up to be) since Wednesday, but I am trying to keep on top of things. Who would have known when I started this blog the day after the election that Dodd would provide so much material? Anyway, a few items that caught my interest in the few minutes I was | Read More »

    Proof that people at Reuter’s are smoking crack

    How else could you explain this paragraph (emphasis mine)? Support for nationalization seems to be growing, even among some Republicans. Sen. Lindsey Graham, considered one of the Senate’s more conservative members, said recently that nationalization could be an option and former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan has said government intervention could be the least bad alternative left. Oh and by the way these comments from | Read More »

    Another Hat In The Ring? Caligiuri “Strongly Leaning” Towards Challenging Dodd

    State Senator Sam Caligiuri will make a final decision in the coming weeks, but as of now he is “strongly leaning towards running” for Chris Dodd’s senate seat in 2010. From the Waterbury Republican-American: Caligiuri said he senses voters in Connecticut are ready to boot Dodd out of office after more than three decades in Congress. “I thank Senator Dodd for his service to Connecticut, | Read More »

    Schiff Supporters Talking Up Saturday’s “Moneybomb”

    The New Haven Independent, via Instapundit, has a lengthy article on Saturday’s fundraising blitz for Peter Schiff organized by the Political Exploration and Awareness Committee PAC (PEAC). Their goal is to raise at least $10,000, but Schiff has indicated that a senate run is a long shot. From the NHI, which also has an embedded FoxNews interview with Schiff: Judging from a conversation with Schiff | Read More »

    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 »