Friday, September 17, 2010

Only Chris Dodd Can Be That Ignorant

From SayAnything Blog:
Senator Chris Dodd was asked for a reaction to Obama’s apparent intention to name Harvard law professor Elizabeth Warren to be the interim head of the new Consumer Financial Protection Agency (CFPA) created by the Dodd-Frank financial reform legislation.
Dodd’s reaction? Confusion:
In dismissing the rumor last night, though, Senate Banking Committee Chair Chris Dodd — who authored the law — claimed he’d never heard of the interim appointment power.
“I don’t know what it is. I never heard of it before,” said a flabbergasted Dodd to TPMDC. “It’s kind of unique isn’t it?”
The problem? The power to make this interim appointment comes from legislation that is actually named after Dodd:
The authority for the Treasury Department to grant an interim appointment — distinct from a “recess appointment” — comes from the financial reform law itself.
But hey, it’s not like it’s his job to read the laws he’s, um, authoring. Not to mention voting for.

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