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Dodd Takes a Hit for AIG Bonus Blunder

Posted on Apr 2, 2009

When word got out that Sen. Chris Dodd was responsible for loosening the restrictions on executive bonuses while drafting the stimulus bill, his constituents were apparently listening, as the Democrat’s approval rating in his home state of Connecticut has hit an all-time low. Now he could be in danger of losing his Senate seat in 2010.


In a direct match up with possible Republican 2010 candidate former Congressman Rob Simmons, Connecticut Senator Christopher Dodd has the support of only 34 percent of his constituents, a new Quinnipiac University poll shows. Simmons receives 50 percent of the vote, according to the poll.

Dodd, who has been in the Senate for 30 years, chairs the Senate Banking Committee. Many of those polled cite his involvement in the AIG bonus fiasco for their unhappiness with the incumbent, whose has just a 33 percent favorability rating. That’s the lowest point his approval rating has ever gone; in March, it stood at 49 percent.

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By samosamo, April 3, 2009 at 7:56 am Link to this comment

By Outraged, April 3 at 1:02 am

That’s hillarious, thanks for the links. Hmmm, links, isn’t that the little ones that look like sausages?

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By Gilbert, April 3, 2009 at 5:58 am Link to this comment
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RE: Dodd and Lieberman are both the wiley fox wearing the lamb clothing.

These two charlatans should be vanished. They only represent self interest.

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By Outraged, April 2, 2009 at 10:02 pm Link to this comment

Re: samosamo

Your comment: “Seems the samo shit no matter what party is representing.”

This is true and not true.  But I happened upon the “TIES THAT BIND US” (I don’t know how I missed this during the election, either way…it’s all true, think about it)

They say: “We’re forming the largest single-issue voting bloc in American history. Join us!”

If you entertained that, check out this:

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By samosamo, April 2, 2009 at 3:36 pm Link to this comment

We can only hope but will it make that much difference? Seems the samo shit no matter what party is representing. No, things won’t change much except cosmetically and rhetorically until the electorate KNOW that they must abide by what the people voted them into office for and not the corporate hocus pocus.

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By libertarian, April 2, 2009 at 2:04 pm Link to this comment
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Dodd and Lieberman, the two US Senators from Connecticut since before Jesus slapped around the other money-changers, need to go. These two anti-consumer, lying miscreants give ball-sweat a bad name. CT has lots of good talent from the many good colleges in the State. Why these two have been reelected without pause for 25 years is a mystery to this humble commenter. They both need to be set out on ice floes and returned to Valhalla.

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