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What Do You Think About Sen. Dodd's Wife Being A Former AIG Director?

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2009/03/dodds_wife_a_former_director_o.html

No wonder Senator Christopher Dodd (D-Conn) went wobbly last week when asked about his February amendment ratifying hundreds of millions of dollars in bonuses to executives at insurance giant AIG. Dodd has been one of the company's favorite recipients of campaign contributions. But it turns out that Senator Dodd's wife has also benefited from past connections to AIG as well.

From 2001-2004, Jackie Clegg Dodd served as an "outside" director of IPC Holdings, Ltd., a Bermuda-based company controlled by AIG.

 
miriamz

Asked by miriamz at 7:09 PM on Mar. 25, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (26)
  • I expect this means he'll be getting a cabinet appointment any day now.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 7:10 PM on Mar. 25, 2009

  • LOL surprised he didn't get Sec. of Commerce or something.
    miriamz

    Answer by miriamz at 7:12 PM on Mar. 25, 2009

  • Hey miriam, it's nice to see someone back on here who is civil! *waving*

    Now to the question.

    That's terrible and he should be punished accordingly. It's sad becaues there are crooks and greedy people on both sides of this.
    LadyChamp

    Answer by LadyChamp at 7:14 PM on Mar. 25, 2009

  • This sort of reminds me of the last VP Dick Cheney who was previously the head of Halliburton They are the company that made beaucoup money off the Iraq War. As VP he still received royalties from them. Seems that greed is not always illegal and does not belong to any one political party.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:18 PM on Mar. 25, 2009

  • Hey thanks :). One munchkin down and two to go lol. My three year old was climbing all over me like a jungle gym b/c hubs is working tonight. He's back out on the streets dealing with drug dealers and violent criminals.

    There's definitely unethical people on both sides of the aisle.
    miriamz

    Answer by miriamz at 7:19 PM on Mar. 25, 2009

  • Anon. Dodd voted to bail out AIG and he had a conflict of interest. We never bailed out Haliburton and the contracts they got is because they are the best at what they do.
    miriamz

    Answer by miriamz at 7:21 PM on Mar. 25, 2009

  • they are the best at what they do

    In some cases, they're also the only ones. What a lot of people never understood about Halliburton is that they do things nobody else has the manpower and equipment to do. The next tier of work is things they only have one or two competitors in the entire world. There's not enough demand to keep more companies afloat, and if one of two companies is already invested in a job when something is needed, the other company wins by default.

    AIG, on the other hand, is just another insurance company that played in the stock market and got burned. If AIG disappeared, it would be painful, but there would be other insurance companies and other investors.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 7:32 PM on Mar. 25, 2009

  • He should lose his seat and be banished from Washington forever.
    JackalsWife

    Answer by JackalsWife at 7:37 PM on Mar. 25, 2009

  • To say the wives of our politicians should not work sounds very old fashioned to me. But, too many times it turns out the husband is in politics and the wife benefits from the bills and the monetary gains the company receives from the government. It really is like a slap in the face. Much the way this particular Dodd situation is. She works for the company, that he drafts bills and amendments for to receive government monies, from the taxpayers, and she benefits from that money. Don't these wives have enough charity work and home state things they can get involved with??????
    foreverb3

    Answer by foreverb3 at 7:59 PM on Mar. 25, 2009

  • I hate Dodd, he is crooked. Just as crooked as Liberman and Pelosi. I really don't have much to add, sorry - but I didn't want to miss the chance to hate them in public.
    Fiveofakind2

    Answer by Fiveofakind2 at 8:10 PM on Mar. 25, 2009