Chris Dodd Learns a Lesson in Congressional B*tchfighting
In reality, Dodd has actually written the how-to when it comes to political bitchfighting so this is nothing new to the esteemed gentleman from Connecticut. Especially since he's the biggest bitch of them all.
Ahem. Turns out financial reform is not going as swimmingly as Dodd would like. Give 'em hell, dissenters, the outcome of this bill could decide just how heavy a yoke your grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren carry on behalf of the banks.
Dodd flashed his own frustration at how some lawmakers have asked for changes to the legislation without intending to vote for the final product.
"I'm all for improving the bill and listening to ideas," he said, "but at some point, people have to let me know that they're going to actually be there."
He echoed comments he made to reporters late Wednesday evening, after another long day of trying to corral enough votes to send the landmark legislation to the president.
"My pockets are filled with notes," Dodd said of the messages he gets from colleagues seeking changes to the bill when he heads to the Senate floor. "When I come back, I feel like a bulletin board. . . . Every time I ask the question, 'Will you be supportive of the bill?' I get these blank stares. People tell me they want to improve the bill, but they don't want the bill."
Those wouldn't be Federal Reserve Notes stuffed in Dodd's pocket now would they? Pffft.
The bitches have skipped working on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac for the moment and moved on to hammering out how they want to handle derivatives. We wish them the best of luck with that cluck mission. Really.