Connecticut Senator Chris Dodd (D) has seen better days, but he won't see one much worse than today. His political career is now toast, and for good reason:
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 CNN's Wolf Blitzer this afternoon.
"But for that language, there would have been no language to deal with this at all."
If he had a politically-defensible position for writing this into the bill he would have presented it when he first froze in the headlights,but instead he lied:
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, Dodd's spokeswoman denied the senator's involvement.
Toast. Disown his Republican-like ass. America doesn't need Chris Dodd in Washington anymore.
Impeach his sorry ass. Let's start up a petition calling for his resignation. Where do I sign?
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