Connecticut Democrat Senator Chris ("I didn't know I was getting special treatment") Dodd is acting mighty righteous these days. Fulminating, too.
But he isn't fooling Michelle Malkin who today posted - - "Chris Dodd: For AIG bonuses before he was against them."
It begins - - -
Kabuki Theater of Outrage, Act III. Unscrupulous borrower Sen. Chris Dodd struts on stage. Fox Business reporter Rich Edson turns on the spotlight:
Senator Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) on Monday night floated the idea of taxing American International Group (AIG: 0.9768, 0.1967, 25.21%) bonus recipients so the government could recoup the $450 million the company is paying to employees in its financial products unit. Within hours, the idea spread to both houses of Congress, with lawmakers proposing an AIG bonus tax.
While the Senate constructed the $787 billion stimulus last month, Dodd unexpectedly added an executive-compensation restriction to the bill. That amendment provides an “exception for contractually obligated bonuses agreed on before Feb. 11, 2009,” which exempts the very AIG bonuses Dodd and others are seeking to tax. The amendment is in the final version and is law.
Also, Sen. Dodd was AIG’s largest single recipient of campaign donations during the 2008 election cycle with $103,100, according to opensecrets.org.
Need to make my airsickness bag triple-strength this morning.
The rest of Malkin's post's here.
Dodd hopes we're dopes, especially those of us who live in Connecticut.
It's the only way he'll be able to hold on to his public office and the power he's systematically abused for his personal gain.
Hat tip: BN