Senator Chris Dodd Is a Lying Weasel Is there a politician more out of touch than Sen. Chris Dodd? The signs are everywhere. The Hartford Courant, perhaps the newspaper that Republicans love to loathe the most in this state, plastered a grimacing Dodd on the front page yesterday above the fold. Even the New Haven Register, a newspaper hated almost as much as the Hartford Courant, has seen fit to pummel Dodd today in their editorial page: Chris Dodd is a lying weasel. Not much gray area in that one. But the real Chris Dodd news of the day isnt the continuing fallout from the AIG fiasco, though it continues. The story of the day is the release of a staff report from the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform entitled Friends of Angelo: Countrywides Systematic and Successful Effort to Buy Influence and Block Reform spells out how Countrywide Financial sought to influence policymakers in Washington and keep them free of the regulatory oversight. This lack of oversight, among other factors, was the catalyst for the current recession in the economy. The report spells out how the scam took place, with CEO Angelo Mozilo playing a key role in day-to-day decisions on the VIP loans. The recipients knew they were VIPs because documents all had the business cards of their loan officer which clearly indicated they were being handled by the VIP unit. The reason why Senator Dodd took 235 days to host a show and tell on his two sweetheart mortgage deals is obvious - he knew he was guilty.