The Doddering one:
“I did not want to make any changes to my original Senate-passed amendment” to the stimulus bill, “but I did so at the request of administration officials, who gave us no indication that this was in any way related to AIG,” Dodd said in a statement released last night. “Let me be clear — I was completely unaware of these AIG bonuses until I learned of them last week.” He didn’t name the administration officials who made the request.
And the Messiah’s minion responds:
An administration official said last night that representatives of President Barack Obama didn’t insist on the change, though they did contend that the language in Dodd’s amendment could be legally challenged because it would apply retroactively to bonus agreements. The official spoke on the condition of anonymity.
and this one little addition way down at the bottom of the article:
The company’s political action committee, employees and immediate family members have given Dodd more than $280,000, the group said.