"I feel the matter's behind us,'' Dodd said. "We ought to move on.''Personally, I believe that Mr. Dodd is extremely corrupt and only obtained the loans because he sat as Chair of the Senate Finance Committee. I'm fairly certain, actually I'm utterly certain that Countrywide wouldn't give me the time of day in the CEO's office where the loans originated, much less the rates that were given to Dodd and Sen Kent Conrad.
What infuriates me is the simple fact that Congress is unable for any reason to enforce any sort of ethics. Charley Rangel can get away for decades for not paying taxes, and he gets no fines, no criminal indictments, nothing. The Democratic Party is now at the centre of a horrendous cesspool of corruption that will never end, just as the Republicans were a few years ago. It never ends, just the party affiliation initials after the corrupt politician's name.