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Chris Dodd (RAT-Conn) plans book on his role in ‘trying to save’ U.S. economy
Journal Inquirer ^ | 2/13/09 | Alex Wood

Posted on 02/14/2009 5:24:09 AM PST by Libloather

Dodd plans book on his role in ‘trying to save’ U.S. economy
By Alex Wood
Journal Inquirer
Published: Friday, February 13, 2009 11:08 AM EST

In an apparent effort to burnish an image that has been tarnished by the national financial crisis — and by an unusually favorable mortgage deal on his two homes — U.S. Sen. Christopher J. Dodd is planning a book on the crisis and his role in dealing with it.

The book, to be published in June, is titled “Thirteen Days: How the Financial Crisis Changed the Politics of Washington,” according to an announcement on the Web site of Publishers Weekly, a trade organ for the book industry.

The authors are Dodd, a Connecticut Democrat, and Lary Bloom, former editor of the Hartford Courant’s Sunday magazine supplement, Publishers Weekly reported.

The book is to be published by Crown, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, which belongs to Random House Inc.

“The book will provide an intimate look at how, over the course of 13 days last September, a financial crisis led to panic and meltdown,” Publishers Weekly reported.

Dodd, who chairs the Senate Banking Committee, “will also describe how he and others acted swiftly to try to save the American economy,” Publishers Weekly added.

Telephone messages left for Dodd’s press secretary, Brian DeAngelis, weren’t immediately returned early today.

Dodd’s approval ratings have fallen in the wake of the disclosure that he got unusually favorable financial terms on mortgages for his Washington townhouse and his East Haddam home under a “VIP program” set up by Countrywide Financial Corp.’s chief executive officer for influential “friends.”

Dodd announced this month that he plans to refinance the mortgages.

“Knowing what I know now, I regret ever having done business with Countrywide,” he told reporters. He also said he and his wife, Jackie Clegg Dodd, have never been friends with Angelo Mozilo, Countrywide’s chief executive.

Dodd and his wife have acknowledged that they knew about the VIP program, while saying they thought it involved only upgraded customer service, such as being able to get someone on the telephone without having to go through automated messages.

The book isn’t the first collaboration between Dodd and Bloom. They also co-authored the book, “Letters from Nuremberg: My Father’s Narrative of a Quest for Justice.” The book is a compilation of letters from Dodd’s father, Thomas J. Dodd, when he was prosecutor at the Nuremberg war crimes trials after World War II.

The elder Dodd served as a U.S. senator from Connecticut from 1959 to 1971.

Crown recently released a paperback version of “Letters from Nuremberg,” according to Bloom’s Web site.


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KEYWORDS: book; dodd; doddbook; economy; perp
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Dodd plans book

Will that delay any investigation?

1 posted on 02/14/2009 5:24:10 AM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

It’ll be displayed in the “Fiction” section.


2 posted on 02/14/2009 5:28:48 AM PST by tropical
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To: Libloather

Chris is much too modest. He should title it “How I created the crisis that was too important to waste.”


3 posted on 02/14/2009 5:29:32 AM PST by depressed in 06 (I'm becoming nostalgic for the incompetence of Carter.)
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To: Libloather

Just another Liberal cheater trying to rewrite history to suit his needs - spit.


4 posted on 02/14/2009 5:30:33 AM PST by WorkerbeeCitizen (The only time I want a Republican reaching across the aisle is to smack a liberal.)
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To: Libloather

Look for this book in the Fiction section of your favorite bookstore.

Jeeeeeze, what a joke our government has turned into.


5 posted on 02/14/2009 5:30:51 AM PST by jakota (®)
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To: Libloather

“Will that delay any investigation?”
No investigations will be forthcoming concerning the conspiracy to destroy the economy. We will be too busy investigating the horrors G.W. Bush unleashed when he had the audacity to protect this country.


6 posted on 02/14/2009 5:31:05 AM PST by bitterohiogunclinger (America held hostage - day 101)
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To: Libloather

“Thirteen Days” is a take-off from the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962,when peace hung by a thread.

Clearly, the Dems and their media are going to move in “reporting” how the Democrats saved the US economy and the peace of the world.....through this pork bill.

Though first...they will need to rid Americans of the diversity of Talk Radio.

Congress will soon move to install “localism”....they will say that with the death of local newspapers...local radio must cover city council meeting and such.

It’s coming. Expect Congress to also move somehow to tame Fox News.


7 posted on 02/14/2009 5:32:20 AM PST by kjo
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To: Libloather
The coming board game:


8 posted on 02/14/2009 5:32:44 AM PST by Diogenesis (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: Libloather

Next, Bill Clinton’s trailblazing tome on the White House intern sex scandals, and what he did to stop them.


9 posted on 02/14/2009 5:33:33 AM PST by Darkwolf377 (Pro-Life Capitalist American Atheist and Free-Speech Junkie)
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To: Libloather

Dodd and his wife thought that VIP treatment meant upgraded customer service so he didn’t have to go through voice prompts?!?! What a genius!!!!


10 posted on 02/14/2009 5:34:46 AM PST by tropical
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To: Libloather
Dodd plans book on his role in ‘trying to save’ U.S. economy

I think they got the title wrong. It should read:

Dodd plans to book it to Barbados for his role in friends of Angelo economy.

11 posted on 02/14/2009 5:36:56 AM PST by TheWasteLand
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To: Libloather
You've got to be kidding me.

Maybe he could collaborate with DiFi and include how she preserved classified information by disclosing drones are flying out of Pakistan.

12 posted on 02/14/2009 5:40:16 AM PST by Loyal Buckeye
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To: Libloather

“Chris Dodd (RAT-Conn) plans book on his role in ‘trying to save’ U.S. economy”

When is he going to do one on his role in Chinagate?

“He served as general chairman of the Democratic National Committee from 1995 to 1997.”
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_Dodd
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“Illegal Fundraising - John Huang

Dodd was co-chair of the Democratic National Committee during the John Huang 1996-97 fundraising scandal, sometimes known as Chinagate. John Huang was described by the New York Times as “a former trade official who had been a top fund-raising officer at the Democratic National Committee and a frequent visitor to the White House.”[2] Attorney General Janet Reno launched an investigation into solitcitation of questionable campaign contributions from Asia. In the end, The task force created to investigate campaign fund-raising irregularities during the 1996 U.S. elections secured criminal convictions against 17 people by 2001, with Huang eventually pleading guilty. Dodd was not among the investigated or indicted. [3]

According to the conservative organization Judicial Watch, Dodd was a recipient of funds raised by John Huang. [4].

http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=SourceWatch
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“Senator Chris Dodd, who will chair the Rules and Administration Committee, was Chairman to the Democratic National Committee and was one of the masterminds of the Chinagate scandal.”

http://www.judicialwatch.org/archive/2001/printer_941.shtml


13 posted on 02/14/2009 5:41:41 AM PST by ETL (Smoking gun evidence on ALL the ObamaRat-commie connections at my newly revised FR Home/About page)
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.....Obama's $4.3 trillion bailout is dwarfed by the $9 trillion in personal
wealth Americans have lost since the start of the Chris ("Buy Me") Dodd
Bear Market of 14 months ago........

"What quid pro quo? I tell ya---it was a
lousy VIP mortgage from my pal, Angie."

How does Angie Mozilo get into his
$170,000 Lamborghini with Dodd in his back pocket?

14 posted on 02/14/2009 5:41:51 AM PST by Liz (Problem with socialism is you eventually run out of other peoples money. M. Thatcher)
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To: Libloather

Isn’t that usually called a deposition?


15 posted on 02/14/2009 5:42:07 AM PST by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2013: Change we can look forward to.)
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To: tropical

I get VIP service from hotels,airlines and cruise lines, believe me, I know what the perks are.


16 posted on 02/14/2009 5:42:09 AM PST by razorback-bert (Save the planet...it is the only known one with beer!)
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To: tropical

Should be in Dollar General soon.


17 posted on 02/14/2009 5:42:16 AM PST by duckman (Jesus I trust in You. Mary take over)
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To: Libloather

Gotta pay those criminal defense lawyers somehow, eh, Dodd?


18 posted on 02/14/2009 5:42:33 AM PST by mewzilla (In politics the middle way is none at all. John Adams)
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To: Liz
"Sen. Dodd has been rewarded in the 2008 election cycle with $7.65 million in campaign contributions
he took in $11.7 million in all — from the securities, insurance, real-estate and commercial-banking industries...
Citigroup, $310,294; SAC Capital Partners, $282,000; United Technologies, $263,400; AIG, $224,678;
Bear Stearns, $205,600; St. Paul Travelers, $205,400; Royal Bank of Scotland, $203,750; Goldman Sachs, $175,600; Morgan Stanley, $155,000; Credit Suisse, $154,550;
Merrill Lynch, $134,950; The Hartford, $94,350; Bank of America, $91,300; JPMorgan Chase, $129,150; USB, $101,900; Hartford Finance Services, $101,500
Lehman Brothers, $128,400; KPMG, $113,100; General Electric, $108,250; Deloitte Touche, $108,000
With $165,400, Sen. Dodd also tops the list of members of Congress who took campaign cash from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac since 1989.
Sen. Barack Obama, the self-styled agent of change, is a distant second at $126,000...."

19 posted on 02/14/2009 5:46:09 AM PST by Diogenesis (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: mewzilla
The book is to be published by Crown, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, which belongs to Random House Inc.

Meanwhile....

Random House, Inc. confirms additional layoffs

RH is owned by Bertelsmann, BTW.

20 posted on 02/14/2009 5:46:40 AM PST by mewzilla (In politics the middle way is none at all. John Adams)
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To: razorback-bert

Exactly, razorback! So did Dodd.


21 posted on 02/14/2009 5:47:51 AM PST by tropical
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To: tropical

Pure fiction.


22 posted on 02/14/2009 5:48:36 AM PST by apocalypto
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To: apocalypto

Nevermind the part he played in the financial situation, now he wants to make money from it!!


23 posted on 02/14/2009 5:50:22 AM PST by tropical
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To: Libloather
Last night while clicking past PBS on TV, they have an upcoming show from Front Line called “Economic Meltdown” and they have CHRIS DODD explaining what happened!!

I am sure the "documentary' will be Republicans, Republicans, Republicans did it all!

24 posted on 02/14/2009 5:52:05 AM PST by avacado (Bipartisanship is when Democrats and Republicans get together to rob the American people blind)
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To: Libloather

How about a book on how Dodd and his fellow Democrats didn’t do anything to prevent the financial crisis? That would be more accurate.


25 posted on 02/14/2009 5:53:21 AM PST by popdonnelly (I went to an Obama Townhall and threw away my crutches!)
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To: Libloather
Shame on this jackass! With all due respect to the one with four feet.


26 posted on 02/14/2009 5:54:47 AM PST by jws3sticks (Hillary can take a very long walk on a very short pier, anytime, and the sooner the better!)
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To: Libloather

Satire, right?


27 posted on 02/14/2009 5:54:51 AM PST by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: tropical

Every banker, banker’s secretary and squeeze, is now
a millionaire to billionaire (without IRS payments obviously)
precisely because they failed.

They are gamblers.

When they win, they keep the money.
When they lose, the American taxpayers now pay,
including for their unwarranted salary increases
(67+ at Merrill Lynch just became millionaires)


28 posted on 02/14/2009 5:55:27 AM PST by Diogenesis (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: Libloather

He can use the money he saved on “sweetheat deals” to buy copies of his own book.

Democrat voters cannot read. They wouldn’t find a book by Dodd very interesting unless it came out in comic book format.


29 posted on 02/14/2009 5:56:12 AM PST by dforest
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To: Libloather

Park in the fiction section, right next to “Dream from My Father.”

Theses scam artists aren’t re-writing history, they are making it up.


30 posted on 02/14/2009 5:58:42 AM PST by maggief (Rome is burning . Chickens are roosting.)
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To: Libloather; raybbr
"Buy Me" Dodd is the best friend the lending industry's money can buy.....Dodd's pals got blank checks for bonuses, Caribbean junkets, Super Bowl parties, office remodeling, and M&A's....in return for known AND UNKNOWN perks for Dodd.

While the banking/lending industry was showering Dodd with millions in campaign donations and VIP mortgages, Dodd was opening credit markets to unworthy borrowers; thanks to Dodd, Countrywide and other lenders made a killing on subprime mortgages......er, make that "affordable housing".....

That ill-fated move created the housing bubble, the Wall Street meltdown, and our economic calamity, necessitating (first) the $700B TARP, and next the trillion dollar stimulus......(and counting).

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REFERENCE For nearly a year and a half, Countrywide failed (or declined) to secure its interest in Dodd's home by taking the ordinary and essential step of presenting the documents to the local town clerk and recording them in the land records.---- The escrow company that handles the transaction always does that once the monies are wired.

JUST WONDERING Why would someone instruct the escrow company not to record the Deed? Actually on a refi, the deed would be in Dodd's name and the recording would be a lien by Country Wide. (A) Was the mortgage non-existent? (B) Were wired monies a payoff "laundered" as a mortgage? (C) Were the monies diverted-----maybe wired to a Conn casino account?

RECAP The escrow company that handles mortgage transaction always records the deed once the monies are wired. Why would someone instruct the escrow company not to record the Deed? Was the mortgage perhaps non-existent? Were wired monies a payoff "laundered" as a mortgage? Wired monies could be a smoking gun. Were the monies diverted-----maybe wired to a Conn casino account?

NEED TO KNOW Dodd (and his wife and family) are probably enrolled in high-roller comp programs at Conn casinos (and/or in other gambling venues). These programs show every nickel high rollers bet---including wins on which high rollers may not have paid taxes.

Casinos are very tightly regulated. They are more than happy to cooperate with authorities---to protect their licenses. Casinos would also have records on the amount of untraceable casino chips Dodd (his wife and his family) received-----maybe gifts from his pal Angelo.

Authorities should also inquire if Dodd wire-transferred--- or if Angelo and other sub-prime lenders--- wire-transferred monies into Dodd's casino account........and if taxes were paid on these monies.

CONTACTS: Connecticut Division of Special Revenue (Gaming Control Board)
WEB SITE http://74.125.95.104/search?q=cache:EPdMRVRy8g8J:www.ct.gov/dosr/

Mailing Addresses:

Division of Special Revenue (casino control)
555 Russell Rd.
Newington 06111-1523

Division of Special Revenue (casino control)
P.O. Box 310424
Newington CT 06131-0424

Another possibility: Dodd, his family, and Angelo, may have used NETeller Plc to illegally convert monies that were then transferred offshore---to overseas gambling companies, for their personal use later. NETeller is an Isle of Man-based payment processor for gambling Web sites (suspected of having operations in the US Virgin Islands---a notorious money-laundering bank haven).

31 posted on 02/14/2009 5:58:53 AM PST by Liz (Problem with socialism is you eventually run out of other peoples money. M. Thatcher)
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To: Libloather
From Wikipedia on Chris Dodd's father, Thomas

In 1967 he was censured by the Senate for using campaign funds for personal purposes.[22] Beyond the Senate Ethics Committee's formal disciplinary action, other sources (such as investigative journalist Drew Pearson and Jack Anderson's Congress in Crisis) suggest Dodd's corruption was far broader in scope.[23]

Like father, like son!

32 posted on 02/14/2009 6:00:42 AM PST by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: Libloather

That book signing should be fun. I’ll be happy to stand outside with a few signs.


33 posted on 02/14/2009 6:03:10 AM PST by jersey117
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To: Libloather

That’s like Jeffrey Dahmer writing a cookbook.


34 posted on 02/14/2009 6:29:36 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: jersey117; nutmeg

He’d actually dare to show up in public and sign books??


35 posted on 02/14/2009 6:38:28 AM PST by DTogo (Time to bring back the Sons of Liberty.)
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To: Darkwolf377
Next, Bill Clinton’s trailblazing tome on the White House intern sex scandals, and what he did to stop them.

Good one. :-)

Senator Kennedy on how he tried to save Mary Jo's life and what he did to stem the tide of drunk driving.

Senator Byrd on how he fought the Klan and what he did to stop lynchings.

36 posted on 02/14/2009 6:43:31 AM PST by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

Barney Frank on the scourge of male prostitution and how to keep it out of your home


37 posted on 02/14/2009 6:44:57 AM PST by Darkwolf377 (Pro-Life Capitalist American Atheist and Free-Speech Junkie)
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To: Libloather
He will describe how he and Barney Frank continue to act as arsonists impersonating firefighters.

Or, Dodd can talk about how he is the well meaning purse snatcher.

Maybe he can get Billy-the-Bomber to ghostwrite the book for him using nautical terms, like he did for Barry. Letting the water out of the boat by drilling a hole in the hull.

This could be fun!

38 posted on 02/14/2009 6:53:26 AM PST by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.....)
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To: All

The sheer chuzpah, audacity, and arrogance of these people is breathtaking.

In the past, when I thought of the segment from “1984”: “We are at war with Eastasia. We have always been at war with Eastasia” and compared it to current events, it has always been with at least the tiniest part tongue-in-cheek still alive.

No more. These people are dead serious about this business. Like a pathologist beginning to do an autopsy on a person not yet declared dead and is, in fact, still alive, they want to rewrite history as we live, on the fly, throwing facts down the memory hole as fast as they appear in the public eye.

Barney Frank, Chris Dodd, the entire Democratic Party are doing it with the aid of the MSM. I saw a skit on Saturday Night Live last October where the actor playing Nancy Pelosi giving a press conference side by side with President Bush, thanked him for his help in the bailout, then made a variety of statements, each one more outlandish than the previous one, while the character playing Bush looked on, nodding his head as if he weren’t paying attention. Then she said: “And we want everyone to know, every single thing that has gone wrong with this economy including the current meltdown in the Subprime market, is completely and totally the fault of the Republicans.”

At that point, the Bush character leaned forward, suddenly appearing to pay attention in time to hear the last statement, and said: “Uhh...wait a minute. It was the Democrats and their policies that caused this crisis...”

The Pelosi character laughed and said: “Oh no. That’s silly. Wherever did you hear that?”

This is purportedly humor. I am certain the vast majority of people watching failed to see the truth in it.


39 posted on 02/14/2009 6:56:07 AM PST by rlmorel ("A barrel of monkeys is not fun. In fact, a barrel of monkeys can be quite terrifying!")
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To: Libloather

I’m waiting for Dodd’s cookbook that included his famous recipe for a “Waitress Sandwich”.


40 posted on 02/14/2009 6:57:38 AM PST by windsorknot
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To: rlmorel
Required reading for our time:

Lord of the Flies
Animal Farm
1984
Rules for Radicals
Atlas Shrugged
Mein Kampf

41 posted on 02/14/2009 7:00:28 AM PST by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.....)
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To: mewzilla
From last May....

Bertelsmann Is Shifting Back to Roots

42 posted on 02/14/2009 7:02:24 AM PST by mewzilla (In politics the middle way is none at all. John Adams)
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To: mewzilla; Liz
Hey, Liz, check this out....

What Bertelsmann Wants from Obama

43 posted on 02/14/2009 7:03:33 AM PST by mewzilla (In politics the middle way is none at all. John Adams)
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To: SERKIT

To that, you will absolutely want to add:

The Road To Serfdom

I finally went out and bought my own copy. That is perhaps the most relevant of all. I don’t own Mein Kampf or Lord of the Flies, but I will steal a copy of Rules for Radicals from a library.


44 posted on 02/14/2009 7:14:40 AM PST by rlmorel ("A barrel of monkeys is not fun. In fact, a barrel of monkeys can be quite terrifying!")
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To: tropical
It’ll be displayed in the “Fiction” section.

Right next to Britney Spears mother's book on parenting.

45 posted on 02/14/2009 7:49:48 AM PST by sportutegrl
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To: Libloather
“Thirteen Days: How the Financial Crisis Changed the Politics of Washington,”

So was it their plan to destroy a nation on Friday the 13th. I think these people have literally gone over to the dark side.

46 posted on 02/14/2009 7:53:18 AM PST by Just mythoughts
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To: sportutegrl

LOL!!


47 posted on 02/14/2009 7:53:40 AM PST by tropical
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To: tropical
It'll be displayed in the "Fiction" section.

It certainly will be as soon as I see in in my local B & N.

48 posted on 02/14/2009 7:56:21 AM PST by Churchillspirit
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To: jws3sticks; Liz

Every time I look at this guy I think of a.....

I think Dodd belongs in jail.

The absolute hypocrisy of this guy makes me ill.

49 posted on 02/14/2009 8:45:34 AM PST by raybbr (It's going to get a lot worse now that the anchor babies are voting!)
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To: Libloather
Where are the investigative reporters? Why isn't there a book or series of articles in simpleton public school speak explaining to the American sheeple the goings on at Fannie and Freddie? What would the dumb$$ voter think if they understood the party that claims to be watching their backs actually were the most responsible for sticking the shiv in their backs? Where are you Bob Woodward and Washington Post? Your always there to attack and investigate Republicans? Democrats pols have a history of getting really good mortgage deals perhaps the media could investigate these and share with us peons out here how it's done. We all know how much our retirement plans have lost due to this housing bubble, I'd be curious to know how badly members of congress suffered? The whole story will never be told so as to protect dems. I hope all these supposed news sources go belly up and Dodd and Frank drop dead.
50 posted on 02/14/2009 8:50:21 AM PST by mimaw
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