DODD: What the hell's going on? Harry Reid, what the hell's going on?
I did my job. I'd do it again.
Now I'm getting on a plane and going back to my
REID: M.P.'s, guard the prisoner.
Guard the prisoner.
DODD: What the hell –
REID: Senator Dodd, you have the right to remain silent. Any
statement you do make can be used against you in a trial by
court-martial or other judicial or administrative
proceeding. You have the right...
DODD: I'm being charged with a crime? I'm – that's what this is – Biden! Biden!!
I'm being charged with a crime? I'm-that's what's
happening? This – I'm-this is funny, you know that, this is –
I'm gonna tear your eyes right outta your head and piss in
your dead skull. You fuc*ed with the wrong Senator!
REID: Senator Dodd, do you understand those rights as I have
just read then to you?
DODD: I saved homeowners. Angelo Mozilo was – there was weak link.
I saved homeowners, you hear me?
You fuc*in' HP'ers.
You have no idea how to defend the Real Estate Industrial Complex
All you did was weaken mortgage lenders today, HousingPANIC. That's all
you did. You put homedebtors in danger. Sweet dreams, HP'ers.
LA Times: Did Bank of America write the Dodd bailout bill?
Those following the progress of the Dodd-Shelby mortgage rescue plan in the Senate might want to check out two solid pieces of enterprising reporting on the bill this weekend.
First, the Examiner's Tim Carney reports that the bailout section of the Dodd-Shelby bill is, in the words a lobbyist, "exactly what Bank of America and Countrywide wanted."
Is there a connection between Bank of America and Sen. Christopher J. Dodd (D-Conn.)? There is. Carney: "Bank of America's political action committee (PAC) has donated $20,000 to Dodd since he became chairman of the banking panel 17 months ago. From January 2007 to March 2008, Bank of America employees have donated at least $50,400 to Dodd's campaigns, according to the Center for Responsive Politics."
National Review's the Corner follows up, citing an internal Bank of America document:
"National Review Online has obtained an internal Bank of America "discussion document" on the subject of the FHA Housing Stabilization and Homeownership Retention Act of 2008, a.k.a. the Dodd-Shelby mortgage-lender bailout bill .... This discussion document (dated March 11, 2008) would appear to support the contention that BofA essentially wrote the bailout section of the bill."