The Campaign Spot

Dodd Admits Initial Lie on Bonus Amendment; Increasingly Resembles Toast

On Hugh Hewitt’s program Tuesday night, I was debating whether to make a splash and declare that former GOP congressman Rob Simmons, who has declared that he’s challenging Sen. Chris Dodd, will be the next senator from the state of Connecticut. I declared Dodd to be “almost toast.”

It’s a long way between now and Election Day, but again, I think Dodd just went from about 95 percent toast to 99 percent toast.

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.

Maybe between now and then, Dodd could successfully execute a water landing of a passenger airliner on the Hudson River and all a lot would be forgiven.

UPDATE: Spruiell wonders if the administration wants to make Dodd the fall guy.

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