Thursday, July 30, 2009

Not to keep kicking a dog on the ground but . . .

Senator Dodd is putting up a well-crafted "talking points" smokescreen about his involvement in the Countrywide "Friends of Angelo" fiasco with the almost effective feint that he wouldn't jeopardize his long-standing service to his constituents with some kind of influence scandal. But he's following a dog that won't hunt. He's getting more bad advice.

And that's not the worst of it.

It's still nothing more than an elaborate feint; the real issue is how a Senator, especially a committee chair with the kind of power he wielded in financial legislation could be so utterly dense in regard to the millions of people (including his constituents) that were being abused by Countrywide over the years.

It's simply beyond belief that he wasn't aware of what Countrywide was doing to consumers; you'd have to be in a cave somewhere to not know what was happening. Thus, if he was actually ignorant, his staff should be summarily dismissed and he should resign for having kept them on the government payroll. If he wasn't ignorant, he's not only utterly incompetent to serve as a senator on a committee that deals with mortgage issues, he's nothing more than a criminal enabler (or worse) and he should resign.

Why his he still a Senator?

The Honorable Judge Roy Bean

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