Does President Obama ever listen to any of the asinine things he says? Chis Dodd and Barney Frank are as cozy with Special Interests as anyone. Dodd was one of the Senators that availed himself of the Countrywide VIP mortgage service. Christopher Dodd and President Obama were the top two recipients of special interest money from Fannie Mae. If people aren't going to see through this bill as a pathetic attempt to save Dodds shriveling campaign, then we're in trouble. I would hate to see Dodd reelected on the basis of President Obama's support. Of course, now we'll get to discover how much power and influence President Obama really does have over the American electorate.President Obama went out of his way to praise embattled Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) Friday while signing major credit card reform legislation at a Rose Garden ceremony.
Dodd, the chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, is a co-author of the credit card legislation but faces a tough 2010 reelection campaign along with charges he has been too cozy with financial institutions.
“I want to give a special shout-out to Chris Dodd, who has been a relentless fighter to get this done," Obama said at a signing ceremony with lawmakers.
“Chris wouldn't give up until he got this legislation passed. He spent an entire career fighting against special interests and fighting for ordinary people, and this is just the latest example,” Obama said.