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  •  I know, I know. Trust me, I know....WORDS (0+ / 0-)

    Based on what I hear, just words while some of his biggest donors are Enron-bank defendants, banks, banks, and more banks.

    http://www.opensecrets.org/...

    As the Chair of the banking committee, I would think he could correct his own legislation or at least make a pledge to do so with a timeline.

    Has he done that? No. That begs a serious question.

    There are a lot of people looking into Dodd on the plaintiff victims side right now. I don't hear anything good. I hear they want to organize and test Dodd's democratic credentials on this single issue.

    I'd like good news, if you have it.

    •  I wish I had better news for you (0+ / 0-)

      But it may be a case to directly address to the Senator and specifically ask what he may do as a result of this decision. We (the people) are certainly not doing very well with the Supremes lately...and one could argue not with the rest of government either. It appears his agenda is full and I fear he will spend an inordinate amount of time on the mortgage debacle, and economic stimulus packages...we are in a world of hurt and in almost every direction SJ.  

      I like a little rebellion now and then. It is like a storm in the atmosphere ~ Thomas Jefferson

      by valadon on Thu Jan 24, 2008 at 12:55:36 AM PST

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      •  Everyone I know, including me can't get (1+ / 0-)
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        a straight answer from his office. We figure he's voting with the banks quietly, issuing PR, playing the Telco up for pub and will not do a thing. The banks are celebrating. He knows it. If he doesn't fix it, I really hope these deep pocket plaintiff funds, like CAL REGENT and other progressive groups lay it on him hard. You can't have a DEM like that chairing that committee. That is the most important slot in the Senate dealing with the same banks that caused ALL of these recent problems. Dodd knows this (all his prior flawed legilation) is coming home to roost. It's the biggest financial issue of the generation. A few professors are drafting an article sqaurely blaming Dodd for his banking leadership for the past decade. I'll post when it's out.

        If you know anyone in his office or hear anything, let me know! thx

        •  I'll be happy to keep an eye (0+ / 0-)

          on this and let you know if I find anything...

          I like a little rebellion now and then. It is like a storm in the atmosphere ~ Thomas Jefferson

          by valadon on Thu Jan 24, 2008 at 01:18:19 AM PST

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