Skip to comments.Chris Dodd (RAT-Conn) plans book on his role in ‘trying to save’ U.S. economy
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
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 Courants 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 Dodds press secretary, Brian DeAngelis, werent immediately returned early today.
Dodds 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, Countrywides 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 isnt the first collaboration between Dodd and Bloom. They also co-authored the book, Letters from Nuremberg: My Fathers Narrative of a Quest for Justice. The book is a compilation of letters from Dodds 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 Blooms Web site.
Will that delay any investigation?
It’ll be displayed in the “Fiction” section.
Chris is much too modest. He should title it “How I created the crisis that was too important to waste.”
Just another Liberal cheater trying to rewrite history to suit his needs - spit.
Look for this book in the Fiction section of your favorite bookstore.
Jeeeeeze, what a joke our government has turned into.
“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.
“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.
Next, Bill Clinton’s trailblazing tome on the White House intern sex scandals, and what he did to stop them.
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!!!!
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.
Maybe he could collaborate with DiFi and include how she preserved classified information by disclosing drones are flying out of Pakistan.
“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.”
“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.” 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. 
According to the conservative organization Judicial Watch, Dodd was a recipient of funds raised by John Huang. .
“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.”
"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?
Isn’t that usually called a deposition?
I get VIP service from hotels,airlines and cruise lines, believe me, I know what the perks are.
Should be in Dollar General soon.
Gotta pay those criminal defense lawyers somehow, eh, Dodd?
RH is owned by Bertelsmann, BTW.