I am praying that this is some sort of sick joke. It has to be.
Crown senior editor Sean Desmond has acquired a history of the congressional bailout of the financial markets by Sen. Christopher J. Dodd with Lary Bloom. Titled Thirteen Days: How the Financial Crisis Changed the Politics of Washington, the book will provide an intimate look at how, over the course of 13 days last September, a financial crisis led to panic and meltdown. Dodd, the chair of the Senate banking committee, will also describe how he and others acted swiftly to try to save the American economy.
If Ashton Kutcher is not behind this waiting to jump out and tell the American public they have been “punked,” then I severely underestimated Chris Dodd’s impudence and narcissism that must be approaching pathological levels. This is no better than Bernie Madoff writing a book praising himself for bringing about changes at the SEC.
Chris Dodd knows the entire premise of his fairy tale is garbage, but has made a tactical decision to pul this stunt as a way of rehabilitating his damaged image. He is banking (bad pun, I know) on the fact that his constitutents are completely intellectually bankrupt and will swallow his revisionist history hook, line and sinker. Every dollar he “earns” should be donated to the people his policies have screwed.
Voters of Connecticut, Chris Dodd thinks you are idiots. Don’t prove him right in 2010.
He needs to go.
UPDATE: Wonkette has a good post up. It includes a four letter word that starts with “F,” so depending on where you work, you may want to wait until you get home.
Cross-posted at The Artful Doddger.