Fall, fall on your sword, ye Purveyor of Hypocritical Indignation.
Senate Banking committee Chairman Christopher Dodd told CNN’s Dana Bash and Wolf Blitzer Wednesday that he was responsible for adding the bonus loophole into the stimulus package that permitted AIG and other companies that received bailout funds to pay bonuses.
On Tuesday, Dodd denied to CNN that he had anything to do with the adding of that provision.
CNN isn’t the only one he made the false claim to, according to a reader who phoned his office yesterday. Wendy N. e-mailed:
Dear Michelle: I’ve just recently discovered your web page, and I LOVE IT! It’s a great source of information. Speaking of which, after reading “Chris Dodd: For AIG bonuses before he was against them,” I decided to phone Chris Dodd’s office. Apparently, they’re calling Rich Edson and David Freddeso liars, as the person on the phone insisted that Chris Dodd added an amendment that would NOT allow bonuses to be paid with TARP funds, and that “somebody else” in committee added the exemption, NOT Senator Dodd. Go figure?!
Chris Dodd: Lying crapweasel, bailout lackey, winner of Kabuki Theater of AIG outrage lifetime achievement award.
Dodd points fingers at Treasury.
Via Allahpundit: It’s the timing, Tiny Tim.
Ed Morrissey adds a delicious Dodd transcript. Er, um, er, um.