Skip to comments.Dodd facing fresh political firestorm
Posted on 03/18/2009 6:27:31 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) looks like he may be facing a fresh political firestorm.
Dodd just admitted on CNN that he inserted a loophole in the stimulus legislation that allowed million-dollar bonuses to insurance giant AIG to go forward after previously denying any involvement in writing the controversial provision. .
We wrote the language in the bill, the deal with bonuses, golden parachutes, excessive executive compensation that was adopted unanimously by the United States Senate in the stimulus bill, Dodd told CNNs Wolf Blitzer this afternoon.
But for that language, there would have been no language to deal with this at all.
Dodd had previously said that he played no role in writing the controversial language, and was not a part of the conference committee that inserted the language in the bill. As late as today, Dodds spokeswoman denied the senators involvement.
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It passed unanimously???
Wasn't that the bill that not a single Republican voted for?
Or was that in the House?
Dodd was caught red-handed in a lie. Now he’s trying to pawn it off on Geithner. Please pass the popcorn, this is getting good.
Don't bother answering. It was a rhetorical question. We all know he didn't.
So he lied earlier when I saw his smug denials. What a surprise.
3 senators voted for it.. collins snow and specter... idiot three.... no republicans voted in the house for it, and 11 democrats voted against it as well... bet they re thankful now..
He has been in the middle of the whole economic meltdown mess since day 1. He’s a dirty man and probably has committed many crimes. It’s time for him to go.
t is really difficult to get used to the realization that a scum bag like Dodd is probably par for the course when it comes to Congress.
Chrissy, take a bow. But you may want to not be standing in front of Bawney Fwank when you do, you sanctimonious twit.
Hopefully you’ll be selling used cars you #$$#&!$$
Just as a point of interest.
Dodd also wrote the law removing the 1929 protections and allowed Enron to be created.
I never invested in Enron so I have no pig in the fight but then, like now he has cost the taxpayers billions.
Dodd, one of the most corrupt politicians in American history.
Dodd, Geithner and Pelosi all need to go NOW!
Chris Dodd ought, IMHO, to be facing much more than a firestorm!
He stands for reelection in 2010. I wonder if “The Nutmeg State” will remember this then?
Ah. So Lapdog.....dang it, I did it again.....I mean Wolf.....let that "unanimous" thing go unchallenged, too, eh?
Dodd can’t take a bow as long as fudgepacker Barney Frank stands nearby.......although, that would be a great punishment no matter which one of them was on top.
Is it possible the Senate had a separate vote on that particular item, like as an amendment or something, and maybe that vote was unanimous?
Dodd to give back AIG contributions
Ah. Very good. That could be. I'll have to scrutinize Dodd's words a little more.
Chris, who from the Zero administration forced you to agree to the language?
Was it a”bearded stranger”?
Was it the one armed man?
Was it Bozo the Clown?
Dodd has jumped the shark so high he hasn’t landed yet.
Dodd, Geithner and Pelosi all need to go NOW!
Ahem, Reid, F”w”ank, Odumbo, Specter, Schmuck Schumer....
Hell everyone except a few like McConnel and Pence should be tried and convicted as the treasonous scum they are and suffer the traditional punishment for treason.
If Connecticut re-elects Dodd, there truly is no hope in that state.
All Obamma and his den of thieves do is lie and lie again to cover it up....lets toss the whole bunch out of office.
This was a one time, take it or leave it vote.
Stimulus bill was not unanimous unless you only count the dems. Not a single republican voted for it.
No> “Stand up Chris.” Time for a PERP WALK.
“DEAD MAN WALKING”.
Instead of “Stand Up Chuck,” it should be “Bend Over Chris.”
His father was a great patriot; this smuck is a traitor. The sooner he’s political history, the safer America is.
When is anyone going to advance an Ethics Hearing?
Dodd is merely a symptom of the cancer we call Congress. Get rid of Dodd and there are 534 more who are ready and willing to take his place.
The whole Congress is rancid with corrupt thieves, liars and hustlers who will sell America down the river on a bet.
And, yet, we keep re-electing the same people in hopes of a different result.
Can we say insanity!!???
when the bill was in committee, (Dodd claimed the date was added in committee) no Republican was allowed to participate in it.
THAT is precisely the problem......Dodd WILL indeed be re-ected by the losers that always elect him. Just like Kennedy. There is a cancer on the NE United States.....and it has spread and metastized on the body politic..... we are SO screwed.
So he was double full-of-crap!
Somebody ping that idiot Lapdog.....shoot....I mean Wolf.
The powers that be (idiots) are working on ethics reform.. and have been .. for years .. and keep kicking the can down the road ..
If Congre$$ was clean, what would we do here then? ;-)
So Dodd was just full of it when he said that? If so, he is really thrashing around right now, saying some really stupid things.
Dodd has his head so far up Barney Frank’s ass one cannot tell where Dodd ends and where Frank begins.
It's fun watching Senator Dodd (D-AIG) try to blame Geithner for that provision and vice-versa. The Democrats are forming a circular firing squad.
They want the authority but not the responsibility. They need to be fired or recalled.
I think they should take the Grassley solution; resign or hari-kari.
Stupid Wolf Blitzen....I'm e-mailing him myself.
So Bill Clinton.
Why else would these democrats insert such a provision into the bill unless it was for guaranteed silence? I just don't buy all the excuses being floated about needing to keep these big fish on the payroll to help save these companies. Also this ties in with not allowing these companies to go into bankruptcy. They would have had to open all the books to outside auditors that couldn't be silenced. I think dirty democrats are involved up to the hilt in this mess and they are desperate to cover it up.
All the rest is just smoke.
White Heat — Chris Dodd is yelling, “Made it, Ma! Top of the world!”
Give it up folks. The mediaWHORES will NEVER EVER tear down their very own dysfunctional MONSTER! I LOATHE THEM WITH A PASSION OF NO END!
Well Spector and a couple of traitors from Maine voted for it...
time for a little tar and feathering I say!!!
I am wondering if old-time freeper Butash is doing anything in CT these days...back in the Clinton days he was definitely rabble-rousing.
I will not ever be a “happy camper” again until I see Dodd and the fag doing the perp walk in cuffs. They did this to America and they both need to be in jail.
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