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Monday, June 15, 2009

Jackie Clegg Dodd Rakes In Big Bucks
From Ties To Healthcare Industry

The last I visited Jackie Clegg Dodd, wife of CommieCrat U.S. Senator Chris Dudd Dodd (Connecticut), was when it was reported that she served as an "outside" director of IPC Holdings, Ltd., a Bermuda-based company controlled by AIG. AIG, you remember (how could you forget?) has received massive amounts of taxpayer money in their bailout buy-in. And gosh, some of that taxpayer money found its way into compensating Mrs. Dodd. What a coincidence.

Now we learn that Jackie Dodd was also paid handsomely from her ties to the health care industry. The Boston Globe:

    The wife of Senator Chris Dodd, who is in charge of writing the Senate's bill, sits on the boards of four healthcare companies.

    [...]

    Jackie Clegg Dodd, wife of the Connecticut Democrat, sits on the boards of Javelin Pharmaceuticals Inc., Cardiome Pharma Corp., Brookdale Senior Living, and Pear Tree Pharmaceuticals, according to a financial disclosure report released yesterday.

    [...]

    Other publicly available documents show that Jackie Dodd last year was one of the most highly compensated non-employee members of the Javelin Pharmaceuticals Inc. board, on which she has served since 2004. She earned $32,000 in fees and $109,587 in stock option awards last year, according to the company's SEC filings.

    She earned $79,063 in fees from Cardiome in its last fiscal year, while Brookdale Senior Living gave her $122,231 in stock awards in 2008, their SEC filings show. She earned no income from her post as a director for Pear Tree Pharmaceuticals but holds up to $15,000 in stock in Pear Tree, which describes itself as focusing on the needs of aging women.

Hubby Chris takes offense that there is any appearance of conflict of interest. FOX News:

    "It's offensive to my wife that you be even talking about it," he told "FOX News Sunday."

Oh, damn, it is just SO OFFENSIVE when a Liberal is held to the same standard as a Conservative, isn't it? I'm sure Chris would be just as much of a spitfire defending the wife of a Republican in the same scenario. Uh-huh. Sure. Did I mention I have ocean front property for sale on Neptune?


Jackie Clegg Dodd. Professional Whore.
Uh, not that kind of whore.


It seems the poor, working-class Dodd's just can't get a fair break. They recently
under-reported the value of their "cottage" on financial disclosure forms. The Courant:

    Dodd's Irish Cottage: Was $190,000. Now $658,000

    A new appraisal of the Irish cottage owned by Sen. Christopher Dodd concludes that it is worth about three times as much as Dodd has been reporting on his financial disclosure forms.

    The new value of the cottage, located on Inishnee in Galway County, is $658,000, according to Dodd's 2008 financial disclosure form released today.

    [...]

    Dodd has been criticized for low-balling the worth of the cottage in his disclosure forms. Questions also have been raised about his original purchase of the cottage with a Kansas City businessman William Kessinger, who he met through long-time campaign contributor Edward Downe.

Transparency? Conflict of interest? No more ties to lobbyists? Ethical reform? It sounds good as a campaign promise, doesn't it? Some fools even believe the Liberals that say these things.

©2009

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Comments:
Nope. There's no evil Republicans involved so nothing criminal here. Move along now.
 
Exactly, Molson. Christ, the outcry from the Left would be deafening if this was Cindy McCain, or Eliz Dole or the wife of any Repub Senator.
 
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