Nah, who cares about the great deal the Chairman of the Senate Banking Committee received from Countrywide. If he originally promised, and then reneged on that promise, to release his loan documentation, is that any worse than John Kerry’s similar promise to release his military records (it’ll be 4 years on January 30 2009 since he made that promise on Meet the Press, if you’re counting).
No the only Washington entity investigating a Countrywide mortgage given to a high official is the Postal Service, whose own leader took advantage of what was offered him. Now, I certainly want to make sure that my mail isn’t delivered by an outfit whose leader may have abused his office, but I’m even more concerned about the head of the Senate Banking Committee passing laws effecting my country’s economy when he’s been in the pocket of the banking industry.
But sure, go after that stamp peddler first.
Update: It will be 35 years tomorrow that Nixon proclaimed, “I am not a crook”. And eleven years (on Jan. 28, 2009) since Bill Clinton averred, “I did not have sex with that woman”. It was only last July that Dodd, a month after denying he’d done anything wrong in accepting special favors from Countrywide turned his attention to two of his biggest contributers and said, “To suggest somehow that [Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac] are in trouble is simply not accurate.” As events turned out, Nixon was a crook and Clinton did have sex with “that woman” and Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were in trouble. Is it any wonder that some of us wonder about the integrity of Senator Dodd? denial?