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« on: March 12, 2009, 11:47:24 am »

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The Senate Ethics Committee has been looking into possible conflicts of interest in Connecticut Senator Chris Dodd's 2003 mortgages. Now questions about another Dodd real-estate adventure, this one in Ireland, should keep the Ethicists even busier. All the more because Mr. Dodd's "cottage" purchase involves a crooked stock trader for whom the Senator once did a very big political favor.

Mr. Dodd is already under a cloud for receiving what a former loan officer claims was preferential treatment from Countrywide Financial on two mortgage refinancings -- in Connecticut and Washington -- in 2003. Countrywide was an aggressive lender to shaky borrowers and relied heavily on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to buy those mortgages in bulk. As a senior Member of the Senate Banking Committee, Mr. Dodd was one of Fannie's greatest promoters. Mr. Dodd promised last year to disclose mortgage documents to prove he got no special treatment, but so far all he's done is let a few hand-picked journalists take a quick peek before he put the papers back in storage.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123681364667801647.html

Dodd just can't keep his nose clean can he?

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« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2009, 11:53:15 am »

Not that I have a vehement anger against Dodd or whatever, but any news that helps him step down and "spend more time with the family" is good. Tongue Then again, he could be as stubborn as Stevens, which is not good...
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« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2009, 12:12:53 pm »

Not that I have a vehement anger against Dodd or whatever, but any news that helps him step down and "spend more time with the family" is good. Tongue Then again, he could be as stubborn as Stevens, which is not good...

He seems to have a feeling of entitlement to his seat so I would have to say the latter.
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« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2009, 12:20:20 pm »

http://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/index.php?topic=93606.0
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« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2009, 12:52:55 pm »

I hate seeing a long-term Senator embarrass himself like this.  The sooner he finds retirement, the better.
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« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2009, 09:05:37 pm »

There's dirt like this on almost every politician. It's just that Senator Dodd pissed of the WSJ.
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